a metro goes to [somewhere] / until [somewhere]

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tufguy

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hindi
Can we say "a metro goes somewhere"? For example "Tom to a stranger on metro: Does this metro go to Nevada? Stranger: No it just goes until London."
 
  • london calling

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    UK English
    Can we say "a metro goes somewhere"? For example "Tom to a stranger on the metro: Does this metro go to Nevada? Stranger: No it just goes until as far as London."
    Yes, a metro goes somewhere.:) That said, the only 'metro' (personally) I ever talk about in English is the one in Paris. In London it's known as the Underground (Londoners like myself call it the tube) and that is what I tend to call all underground systems, except when in the US: I say 'subway' when I'm there.
     

    GreenWhiteBlue

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    USA - English
    The question would rarely be asked, unless the trains that use the same tracks can possibly have different destinations -- which is entirely possible in some systems. I can easily imagine someone at the Rockefeller Center subway station here in New York asking "does this train go to Queens?" and being told "no, this is the B train; it goes to the Bronx."
     
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