Talk:List of rapid transit systems

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Proposal: a number of stations column

It would be interesting to see not only the lines and track kilometers, but also the number of stations in this table. Do you agree with that?

EMKLI (talk) 13:26, 26 July 2015 (CEST)

I guess that there are a number of other data points that could be interesting about Metro Networks, like ridership, average distance between stations etc. I personally think that for example total ridership would be more intersting in such a summary table, since none of the columns at the moment says everything about the actual usage of the systems and rather focuse on technical descriptions. On the other hand I don't really see the importance in "number of lines", since there are already maps of many networks that show the complexity of the systems much more accurately than an arbitrary number of lines. So maybe we should restructure the table completely? I know that this table is supposed to be only a list, and detailed indormation should be collected in each network's own wiki article, but why for example do wen need a "power" column?Leowezy (talk) 13:41, 26 July 2015 (CEST)

I think, what power is used can be described at the specific article about the metro-network. It is clear, that it is electric power. So I set free this column. Number of lines is a short marker for the complexity of a system. I think, this is helpful. Number of Stations? Then you must always change the table, if you update your metro-net. You can set it in the "remark", if you want. Ridership - dayly or annual? I mean dayly - it is a smaller number. But how you will count? I think, here we should be realistic and avoid phantasy-numbers to have the busiest net. Not all seats, which run through the town, are occupied. Here you can start with the number of lines, the frequence of service and how long is the train. Good luck for a realistic number.
But please = average distance between stations and other exotic parameters all can be described at the individuell article --Histor (talk) 20:10, 26 July 2015 (CEST)
I specified the "Ridership" column. I agree with Histor on his remarks about the number of stations, let's keep these details to the systems' respective articles. Regarding the daily ridership; firstly I think it's important to note that this is NOT equivalent to how many individual people use the metro on any given day. E.g. a commuter will make 2 trips a day going to work and coming back home. Also people might take the metro several times more a day, going shopping or for leisure activities. I estimate that for my city Pyingshum, which is supposed to have a very, very high-capacity network, a daily ridership of 6.8 million would roughly convert to 3.5 million inhabitans using the metro more or less on a daily basis, which is around 40% of the population. I realise that that is a pretty high estimate, but considering my city's layout and the network's density I think it's appropiate. Also you can always look at ridership numbers from other metro systems around the world; just be careful that you get the numbers right, for example the ~4million passengers of the Paris Metro don't include the RER lines etc. Edit: forgot signature... Leowezy (talk) 21:25, 26 July 2015 (CEST)