25 Most Extensive Metro Systems In The World

Posted by , Updated on August 28, 2018

Have you ever stopped to consider which metro systems in the world are the most extensive? Measuring the most extensive metro system in the world isn’t as cut and dried as it seems. First off, what exactly constitutes a metro? Does it have to be underground? Do we count the number of stations or the length of the track? Generally, the two follow one another closely, but not always. For the purposes of this list, we decided to go with length of track, but we are by no means claiming that this is the best or only way to measure a metro system. Keeping all of this in mind, we bring you the 25 Most Extensive Metro Systems In The World.


Tianjin Metro


The second city in China to open a metro system after Beijing, Tianjin has 80 miles of track that services 76 stations.


Busan Subway


As the subway system of Busan in South Korea, this underground network has 128 stations along 81 miles of track.


Osaka Municipal Subway


An integral part of the extensive mass transit system of Greater Osaka, the Osaka Municipal Subway runs for 86 miles and stops at 101 stations.


Hamburg S-Bahn

S Hamhttps://www.railway-technology.com/projects/hamburg-s-bahn/

This rail network in the German city of Hamburg makes stops at 68 stations along 86 miles of track.


Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)

MRT Signaporehttps://kids.kiddle.co/Mass_Rapid_Transit_(Singapore)

Spanning the entire city-state of Singapore, the MRT services 89 stations along its 91 miles of track.

Which metro system do you think is the most impressive? Which have you used? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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