25 Most Extensive Metro Systems In The World
Posted by December 26, 2012on
With one of the densest metro systems in the world, Paris has 301 stations dotting 133 miles of underground.
It’s the second largest metro system in North America after New York City with 195 stations and 140 miles of track.
Although Madrid is only the 50th most populous city in the world, its metro is the 6th longest with 182 miles of track dotted by 300 stations.
After Tokyo and Seoul the Moscow Underground is the third busiest rapid transit system in the world. It has 186 stations lining 192 miles of track.
Short for Schnellbahn or “fast train” the Berlin S-Bahn has 166 stations along 206 miles of track.
Probably the most well known metro in the world when it comes to the number of stations, New York City has them all beat with 421. Unlike some of its Asian counterparts however, it has a bit less track with only 209 miles.
Having undergone rapid expansion in the last decade the Beijing Subway now has 218 stations along 231 miles of track.
Possibly the most heavily used metro system in the world, everyday nearly 8 million people are shuffled among 314 stations on 242 miles of track.
As the oldest metro system in the world the London Underground has track dating back to 1863. It serves 270 stations over 250 miles of track.
Opening in 1995 this is one of the fastest growing rapid transit systems in the world. Although it has only 285 stations it covers 264 miles of track which is more than any other metro system in the world.