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Which US cities have underground railways?

Background -- so, yesterday I was hacked off at one of the many ways that the iPhone is rubbish if you're outside mobile phone reception, and concluded that nobody with any influence at Apple had any experience of commuting by underground.

Edit: mr_tom has pointed out that some of the US urban railways are so close to the surface that mobile reception is maintained. So, I think I mean 'which US cities have underground railways that break mobile phone reception'.

And yes, I think I already knew that Cupertino was a driving sort of place.

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So from the Apple POV:

The San Francisco Muni Metro (local service in San Francisco) is a mix of underground and above-ground lines.

VTA Light Rail (local service for Santa Clara County) is above-ground.

BART (regional service not including Santa Clara County) is a mix of underground and above-ground lines.

Caltrain (regional service SF-Gilroy, which is south Santa Clara County) is above ground, but does have to pass through a few tunnels cut through hills at the SF end of things.

Apple isn't in SF, though. It's in Cupertino. There's no rail service (BART, Caltrain or VTA Light Rail) in Cupertino in the first place. Apple execs and designers are going to drive or can afford to live in the Cupertino hills and surrounding area and bicycle if they want to feel green.

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