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Re: New Atlanta MARTA metro design unveiled

Posted by Jackson Park B Train on Fri Jan 14 04:19:25 2022, in response to Re: New Atlanta MARTA metro design unveiled, posted by Sand Box John on Thu Jan 13 21:57:11 2022.

from wikipedia

It is not the arches per se so much as the unnecessarily immense sizes.In fact my favorite BART stations all have shallow arches on the fare mezzanine. But that is exactlt the problem. Those mezzanines are tall enough for the trains. there was no need tohave the platforms another level below.

I have always favored shallow cut and cover for a combination of reasons. While I am not against beauty in subway architecture, I do believe utility should override--case in point. Think of the time wasted with multiple escalators to extra deep stations versus say local stations on the original subway in NYC. You will still be somewhere on the escalator while I have gotten a token(Metrocard) entered , boarded a train and be at the next station.


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