Category talk:Rapid transit

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Rename category from Rapid transit to Rapid subterranean transit[edit]

I disagree. For two obvious examples, despite their names, large portions of the New York subway system and the London Underground are aboveground. - Jmabel ! talk 01:54, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Yeah but when we say "Rapid transit" still how shall we know it's speaking to that one sort of transit-system and not to rapid suburban trains, or motorways for the instance. When "Rapid transit" is said do you associate it immediately and exclusively to Metros? Thanks, Orrlingtalk 08:52, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose: many rapid transit systems in the world (e.g., Hong Kong's MTR, the London Underground (despite the name, only "45 per cent ... is underground"), and Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system) are a combination of above-ground and underground systems. "Rapid transit" is a blanket term that conveniently deals with such rapid transit networks as a whole. In any case, rapid transit is probably a term of art. According to our English Wikipedia article, it refers to "a passenger transport system in an urban area with a high capacity and frequency, and grade separation from other traffic. Rapid transit systems are typically located either in underground tunnels or on elevated rails above street level. Outside urban centers, rapid transit lines may run on grade separated ground level tracks." It does not refer to ordinary trains or motorways for motor vehicles. — Cheers, JackLee talk 12:53, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  • The proposed change is contrary to the subcategory structure under Category:Rapid transit by type. How would you propose to fix that? cmadler (talk) 19:09, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Hmmm, looks like some of the subcategories of "Rapid transit" should be placed under "Category:Rail rapid transit" instead. — Cheers, JackLee talk 23:34, 7 September 2012 (UTC)