Cities with most metro stations

A train station that is built underground is called a “metro station,” a “subways” or  “underground”  or “tube.” The first metro system was opened in 1863 in London, England. Known as “The Tube” or “The Underground” it now has 270 metro stations.

Metro systems used to be dark, murky rail transport systems but many have developed into well-maintained rapid transport systems and clean, modern-looking stations featuring shops, eateries and many other conveniences.

160 cities in the world boast metro systems, the longest being in Shangai, China. The Shangai metro tracks are 264 miles (424 km) long and still growing as more station lines are being added. More than 5 million – and up to 7 million – people use the Shangai Metro daily.

New York City is the city with the most metro stations, called the “New York City Subway.”

List of cities with the most metro stations:

1. New York City, NY, USA* – 481 metro stations

2. Paris, France – 368 metro stations

3. Berlin, Germany** – 339 metro stations

4. Madrid, Spain – 299 metro stations

5. Seoul, South Korea – 293 metro stations

6. Shanghai, China – 273 metro stations

7. London, UK – 270 metro stations

8. Moscow, Russia – 182 metro stations

9. Tokyo, Japan** – 293 metro stations

10. Mexico City, Mexico – 175 metro stations

* New York City – 468 metro station plus NY Path Hudson (13 metro stations)
** Berlin, Germany U-Bahn (173 metro stations) and S-Bahn (166 metro stations)
*** Tokyo Metro (179 metro stations) plus Toei Subway (106 metro stations) and Tokyo Waterfront (8 metro stations)

06/19/2011. Category: construction. Tags: .

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