Three cases of mass transit on the 'net
Why be road kill on the information superhighway when you can take the train?
- France's Subway System.
An entire subway system on the net? Sure. This service tells you how
to use the subway to get from any subway station to any other in
several cities. Writer Eric McKinney notes that since you can access
the subway from the Internet, "Perhaps soon people will be able to
conveniently access the Internet from a subway station." Hmmm. (To
try it, telnet metro.jussieu.fr 10000)
- German railway RailServer.
Eurail Pass junkies, rejoice! RailServer is a great stop for tourists
and commuters alike. This helpful service lists all German railway
stations and timetables, as well as about 4,000 other European cities
and their rail connections to Germany. Information about German fares
and price reductions is also included.
- Amtrak Train Schedules.
Yet another service brings Amtrak passenger train (and other
metropolitan commuter train schedules) to you. The information is
comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to use, organized by region.
Gopher to gwis.circ.gwu.edu/General Information/TrainSchedules/Amtrak.
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