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Older than Moscow, more like London or Paris.

That's presumably the oldest lines you are talking about. But some of the London and Paris systems are much newer (I'm not sure what proportion). On the other hand, I can't think of anything recent in NY apart from the Archer station extension in Queens.

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 at 07:35:33 AM EST
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The first line in Moscow was opened in 1935. Most of the present systems in London, Paris and NYC were in place a decade earlier. Paris and NYC started -- with rapid expansion -- at the start of the 20th century, London even before.

After WWII, Paris, Moscow and New York kept extending old lines and building an entirely new one every few decades, and even London built a new line into the nineties. But New York more or less stopped in the early seventies. The one big project today is the Second Avenue Subway, put on hold repeatedly since the early fourties(!), but now in construction at last. To be fair, New York also built less spectacular but capital-intensive connectors and track quadruplings, the last one being the 63rd Street Connector.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Nov 23rd, 2009 at 08:16:28 AM EST
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