dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 15:34:50 UTC 2016
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> Il giorno 06 lug 2016, alle ore 16:33, Philip Barnes <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> ha scritto:
> A subway entrance normally leads into a ticket hall where there are
> machines to buy tickets, the barriers and then the lift and/or stairs
> are beyond those.
what is normal for you can be completely different elsewhere. In Berlin a typical simple subway station consists of stairs towards the two ends of the platform, a lift somewhere in between, ticket machines on the platform and no barriers when open. Quite effective btw., queuing at the barriers is the last thing you'd want when you're already in a rush ;-)
I'm not sure for all cities, but I think you won't typically find barriers in German subways and light rails.
> Entrances also need opening hours, some are not open at weekends or
> late in the evening.
yes, or are not open at night on weekdays. Usually (where I know of, maybe London is different) the entrances close a bit later than the last train (if it's not continuously operating).
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