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By combining playground locations with the City of Amsterdam’s official data on neighborhoods, you can easily search for a playground nearby matching your kid’s interest and ability level.
Each playground has been individually visited, reviewed and cataloged. Descriptions include:
* Address and GPS coordinates
* List of playground equipment
* Full description of the play area
* Skills level indicator
* List of football goals, basketball nets, skating
ramps, wading pools, petting zoos and more!
If you have ever, even for a moment, wondered where the 427 PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS are in Amsterdam then this app is for you!
Website and contact information: www.playamsterdam.nl
- Prague Metro
- Prague Trams
The Prague Metro is a subway, underground public transportation network in Prague, Czech Republic. It is the fastest means of transportation around the city and serves about one and a half million passengers a day, which makes it the seventh busiest metro system in Europe and the most-used in the world on a per capita basis.
The Prague Metro comprises three lines, each of which is represented by its own colour on the maps and signs: Line A (green), Line B (yellow) and Line C (red). There are 57 stations in total (three of which are transfer stations) connected by nearly 60 kilometres of mostly underground railways. The metro service operates between 4-5 am until midnight from Sunday to Thursday (on Friday and Saturday the last trains journey start at 1am), with about two- to three-minute intervals between trains during rush hours. Over 500 million passengers use the Prague Metro every year.
The metro is run by the Prague Public Transit Company Co. Inc. (in Czech officially Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy a.s.) which manages all means of public transport around the city (the metro, tramways, buses, the funicular to Petřín Hill and the chairlift inside Prague Zoo). Since 1993, this system has been connected to commuter trains and buses and also to "park-and-ride" parking lots. Together they form a public transportation network reaching further from the city called Prague Integrated Transport (Pražská integrovaná doprava—PID). Whilst the large system is zonally priced, the metro is fully inside the central zone.
Many Prague Metro stations are quite large, with several entrances spaced relatively far apart. This can often lead to confusion for tourists, especially at the central hubs such as Můstek or Muzeum: it is not enough to merely get off at the right station; one must also choose the right way out to the surface, otherwise one can easily find oneself five or ten minutes' walking distance from the required destination. However, in general the stations are well signposted even for those unfamiliar with local language.
- TCDD Banliyo Trenleri (suburban trains by Turkish State Railways)
- Metro (underground trains)
- Hafif Metro (light rail)
- Cagdas Tramway (modern tramway)
- Metrobus (busway)
- Moda Tramway (tramway loop)
- Nostaljik Tramway (historic tramway)
- Funikuler Kabatas - Taksim (funiculars)
- Teleferik (aerial tramway)
Public transport in Istanbul comprises a bus network, various rail systems, funiculars, and maritime services to serve the more than 13 million inhabitants of the city spread over an area of 5712 km².
- Paris Metro
- Paris RER
- Paris Tramway.
The Paris Métro or Métropolitain (French: Métro de Paris) is the rapid transit Metro system in Paris, France. It has become a symbol of the city, noted for its density within the city limits and its uniform architecture influenced by Art Nouveau. The network's sixteen lines are mostly underground and run to 214 km (133 mi) in length. There are 301 stations (384 stops), of which 62 facilitate transfer to another line.
Paris has one of the densest Metro networks in the world, with 245 stations within 86.9 km2 (34 sq mi) of the city of Paris. Lines are numbered 1 to 14, with two minor lines, 3bis and 7bis. The minor lines were originally part of lines 3 and 7 but became independent.
Lines are identified on maps by number and colour. Direction of travel is indicated by the destination terminus.
Paris is the second busiest metro system in Europe, after Moscow. It carries 4.5 million passengers a day, and an annual total of 1.479 billion (2009). Châtelet – Les Halles, with 5 Métro lines and three RER commuter rail lines, is the world's largest Metro (Subway) station.
The first line opened without ceremony on 19 July 1900, during the World Fair (Exposition Universelle). The system expanded quickly until the First World War and the core was complete by the 1920s. Extensions into suburbs (together with Line 11) were built in the 1930s.
The network reached saturation after World War II. The Métro introduced newer trains to allow higher traffic. Further improvements are limited by the design of the network, such as short distances between stations, the solution was a second network. Besides the Metro, Downtown Paris and its urban area are served by the RER developed from the 1960s, several tramway lines, the Transilien (suburban trains) and two VAL lines serving Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports.
In the late 1990s, the automated line 14 was built to relieve RER line A.
On June 26, 2012, it was announced that the Paris Métro would get Wi-Fi coverage in most stations. Access provided is free to users, and a premium paid alternative offer is proposed for a faster internet connection.
- Frankfurt Rapid Transit (The suburban rail service is provided by rapid transit trains (S-Bahn). All but one of the lines run together in a single underground section through the city centre, and then go their separate ways at either end.)
- Frankfurt Trams (There are 9 Tram lines, with trams arriving usually every 10 min. Many sections are served by 2 lines, combining to give a 5 minute frequency during rush-hour.)
- Frankfurt Underground (There are 9 Stadtbahn lines known as the U-Bahn.)
The Athens Metro is an underground rapid transit system serving the greater area of Athens, the capital city of Greece.
It was constructed and owned by Attiko Metro S.A. and operated until 2011 by Attiko Metro Etaireia Leitourgias S.A.
Currently it is being integrated with ISAP and Athens Tram in the new company STASY S.A.
Bus services which are operated mainly in the city proper of Paris are named with two-digit numbers. Bus services which are operated mainly in the suburbs are named with three-digit numbers.
The RATP uses the numbers 20–96 for lines operated mainly in the city proper. The first number represents the terminal:
- 2 representing Gare Saint-Lazare
- 3 representing Gare de l'Est
- 4 representing Gare du Nord
- 5 represents Place de la République
- 7 represents Châtelet
- 8 represents Quartier Latin
- 9 represents Gare Montparnasse
The second number represents the outermost arrondissement:
- 2 represents the 16th arrondissement
- 3 and 4 represent the 17th arrondissement
- 5 represents the 18th arrondissement and the 19th arrondissement
- 6 represents the 20th arrondissement and the 12th arrondissement
- 7 represents the 13th arrondissement
- 8 represents the 14th arrondissement
- 9 represents the 15th arrondissement
The RATP operates 59 bus lines within the city of Paris proper, and 205 bus lines in Paris suburbs. In 2004, 953.6 million journeys were made on RATP bus lines, including 352.2 million journeys on Paris lines and 601.4 million journeys on suburbs lines.
The Moscow Metro is a state-owned enterprise. Its total length is 308.7 km (191.8 mi) and consists of 12 lines and 186 stations. The average daily passenger traffic is 6.6 million. Ridership is highest on weekdays (when the Metro carries over 7 million passengers per day) and lower on weekends. Each line is identified according to an alphanumeric index (usually consisting of a number), a name and a colour. Voice announcements refer to the lines by name. A male voice announces the next station when traveling towards the centre of the city, and a female voice when going away from it. On the circle line the clockwise direction has a male announcer for the stations, while the counter-clockwise direction has a female announcer. The lines are also assigned specific colours for maps and signs. Naming by colour is frequent in colloquial usage, except for the very similar shades of green assigned to the Kakhovskaya Line (route 11), the Zamoskvoretskaya Line (route 2), the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line (route 10) and the Butovskaya Line (route L1).
The system operates in an enhanced spoke-hub distribution paradigm, with the majority of rail lines running radially from the centre of Moscow to the outlying areas. The Koltsevaya Line (route 5) forms a 20-kilometre (12 mi)long ring which enables passenger travel between these spokes. Signs showing the stations that can be reached in a given direction are in each station. A complete map is also on each station both inside and outside, and in the trains, but not on the platforms. Most of the stations and lines are underground, but some lines have at-grade and elevated sections. The Filyovskaya Line is notable for being the only line with most of its route at grade.
The Moscow Metro is open from about 5:30 am and until 1:00 am. The precise opening time varies at different stations according to the arrival of the first train, but all stations simultaneously close their entrances at 01:00 for maintenance. The minimum interval between trains is 90 seconds during the morning and evening rush hours.
In each marker you'll find information regarding price range classes and other necessary information necessary to get there.
Once in Istanbul the a marker showing your location will appear on the map in order to get a better orientation between you and near hotels ( for a better positioning turn on GPS ).
It includes :
- classification by price range
Once in Leipzig a marker showing your location will appear on the map in order to get a better orientation between you and near points of interest ( for a better positioning turn on GPS ).
It includes :
- Art galleries
- monuments and other points of interest
The Berlin U-Bahn (from "Untergrundbahn", meaning "underground railway") is a rapid transit railway in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and is a major part of the public transport system of the city. Opened in 1902, the U-Bahn serves 173 stations spread across ten lines, with a total track length of 146.3 kilometres (90.9 mi), about 80% of which is underground. Trains run every two to five minutes during peak hours, every five minutes for the rest of the day and every ten minutes in the evening. They travel 20.9 million km (13 million mi), carrying 496 million passengers, over the year. The entire system is maintained and operated by the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe, commonly known as the BVG.
Designed to alleviate traffic flowing into and out of central Berlin, the U-Bahn rapidly expanded until the city was divided into East and West Berlin at the end of World War II. Although the system initially remained open to residents of both sides, the construction of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent restrictions imposed by the East German government limited travel across the border: The East Berlin U-Bahn lines were severed from West Berlin; while two West Berlin lines that ran through East Berlin (U6 and U8) were allowed to pass through without stopping, although the stations were closed, with the exception of Friedrichstraße, used as a transfer point (between U6 and the West Berlin S-Bahn system) and a border crossing into East Berlin. The system was reopened completely following the fall of the Berlin Wall, and German reunification.
As of 2007, the Berlin U-Bahn is the most extensive underground network in Germany. True to its original goal, it has been calculated that, in 2006, use of the U-Bahn amounted to the equivalent of 122.2 million km (76 million mi) of car journeys. Together with the S-Bahn, it serves as the main means of transport of the capital and in addition the Tram operates in the eastern parts of the city.
- Marseille Metro
- Marseille Tramway
The Marseille metro serves the City of Marseille. It is a rubber-tyred metro derived from the technology developed by the RATP for Paris Metro and opened at the end of 1977. It comprises two lines, partly underground, with an overall length of 11.8 miles (19 km).
Two extensions are proposed: the first, located on Line 1, is under construction; the second, on Line 2, has reached the stage of preliminary studies.
The Metro is a municipal public utility under the control of the Régie des transports de Marseille.
- Lyon Metro
- Lyon Tramway
- Lyon Trolley
The Lyon metro, in Lyon, France, first opened in 1978 and now consists of four lines. It is part of the Transports en Commun Lyonnais (TCL) system of public transport, and is supported by a network of tramways.
Unlike all other French metro systems, but like the SNCF and RER, Lyon metro trains run on the left. This is the result of an unrealised project to run the metro into the suburbs on existing railway lines. The loading gauge for lines A, B, and D is 2.90 m (9 ft 6.2 in), more generous than the average for metros in Europe. The loading gauge for line C is 2.78 m (9 ft 1.4 in).
The Lyon Metro owes its inspiration to the Montreal Metro which was built a few years prior, and has similar (wider) rubber-wheel cars and station design.
The total track length is 30 km (18.6 mi), 80% of which is underground and it has over 708,000 daily weekday boardings.
The London Underground (often shortened to the Underground) is a rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex. It incorporates the oldest section of underground railway in the world, which opened in 1863 and now forms part of the Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines; and the first line to operate electric trains, in 1890, now part of the Northern line.
The Underground system is also colloquially called the Tube. As commonly used today both by Londoners and in most official publicity, this term embraces the entire system.
It originally applied only to the deep-level lines with trains of a smaller and more circular cross-section, and served to distinguish them from the sub-surface "cut-and-cover" lines that were built first and originally used steam locomotives.
The Barcelona Metro, part of the public transportation system of Barcelona, Catalonia, is an extensive network of electrified railways that run underground in central Barcelona and above ground into the city's suburbs.
Since September 20, 2011, Barcelona Metro system consists of 11 lines with 166 stations and 125 km in total.
Once in Rome the a marker showing your location will appear on the map in order to get a better orientation between you and near points of interest ( for a better positioning turn on GPS ).
It includes :
- Art galleries
- monuments and other points of interest
Once in New York a marker showing your location will appear on the map in order to get a better orientation between you and near points of interest ( for a better positioning turn on GPS ).
It includes :
- Art galleries
- monuments and other points of interest