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    Default I wnder how long before something like this happens

    Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us...html?th&emc=th

    Long story short, Washington, DC Metro slammed into the back of another Metro, injuring 75...and 6 killed...

    Hummm, makes you wonder about things like maintenance, training and such...

    Oh, I know, I am such a nay-sayer....get over it!!

    HB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us...html?th&emc=th

    Long story short, Washington, DC Metro slammed into the back of another Metro, injuring 75...and 6 killed...

    Hummm, makes you wonder about things like maintenance, training and such...

    Oh, I know, I am such a nay-sayer....get over it!!

    HB

    Ha. I know what the engineer of the Metro will say if that were to happen. "Tu sabes, es no me culpa." Pa'lante que vamos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us...html?th&emc=th

    Long story short, Washington, DC Metro slammed into the back of another Metro, injuring 75...and 6 killed...

    Hummm, makes you wonder about things like maintenance, training and such...

    Oh, I know, I am such a nay-sayer....get over it!!

    HB
    How long? A month or two....

    If there is a catastrophic event on the Metro will it be covered thoroughly in the press?

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    is the Metro still running???
    he he
    Mike

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    does somebody have actual/accurate numbers about how many paying customers the Metro has on daily bases?
    do they cover their costs like promised
    and even run a good winning % in the pockets?
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/23/us...html?th&emc=th

    Long story short, Washington, DC Metro slammed into the back of another Metro, injuring 75...and 6 killed...

    Hummm, makes you wonder about things like maintenance, training and such...

    Oh, I know, I am such a nay-sayer....get over it!!

    HB

    I give it less than a year!

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    Does anybody know if they brought in engineers from other countries with experience in this area to manage everyday operations, etc?

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    Talking curious

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFisher View Post
    does somebody have actual/accurate numbers about how many paying customers the Metro has on daily bases?
    do they cover their costs like promised
    and even run a good winning % in the pockets?
    Mike
    where is PICHARDO? he has stats like no other! I am curious to know too if this is cost effective!
    i think it's a nice project, clean and efficient....for the time being

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFisher View Post
    does somebody have actual/accurate numbers about how many paying customers the Metro has on daily bases?
    Más de 5 millones han usado el Metro en 90 días
    That comes up to about 55,000 per day.

    Quote Originally Posted by PICHARDO View Post
    As for the cost of operations, as afforded to the press by OPRET, a yearly 25 million dollar figure is the estimated balance.

    The SD Metro is expected to become self sufficient once a projected ridership is reached. That could take as short as a few months or as long as two years.
    Hence the need for the gov to provide a subsidy in the initial operational phases.

    The Metro once operational is expected to have a daily ridership of 200,000. If we peg this to the 20 or 25 pesos cost of the trips, it translates in between 1.4 and 1.5 billion pesos yearly correspondingly to each associated rate. If we translate the 25 million US of the estimated cost to run the Metro into Pesos, we obtain a figure of about 900 million pesos...
    Pichardo's post estimated 200,000 passengers per day. There's a way to go hit that. Profitability... 55,000/day x 20 pesos x 365 / 35 = US$11.5 million per year. Far short it would appear of the operational costs Pichardo spoke of.
    Last edited by CFA123; 06-23-2009 at 02:37 PM.

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    hey hey,
    those 5 millions in 90 days been in theory a good quarter of what is needed,
    BUT!!!!:
    thgose 5 millions are not all paying customers,
    there are subsidies to be paid for some,
    so i guess from the amount of incoming money they may run on max 15% of what been expected/prognosed/promised/is needed to not run bancupcy for the whole country due to just one Metro within a few years.

    on the other hand,
    they may just cut back on other sectors like the no longer needed streetrepairs or on the education budget and voila the needed money to maintain a 'privately financed' but by gubmin subsidied Metro alive is available.

    WHERE ARE THE REAL FINANCIAL NUMBERS?????
    cheers
    Mike

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