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World's best metro rail systems

Last year, many Indian cities have given the green signal for Metro rail projects. Here's a look at the world's best metro rail systems, ahead of the Railway Budget.


London
London

The Underground system is also colloquially called the Tube. As commonly used today both by Londoners and in most official publicity, this term embraces the entire system

Photo by Jcornelius






Moscow
Moscow

As of 2011, the Moscow Metro has 185 stations and its route length is 305.7 kilometres (190.0 mi). The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 84 metres (276 ft) below ground at the Park Pobedy station. The Moscow Metro is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system after Tokyo's twin subway

Photo by A.Savin (Own work) 


Tokyo
Tokyo

Tokyo Metro trains are severely crowded during peak periods. During the morning peak period, platform attendants (oshiya) are sometimes needed to push riders and their belongings into train cars so that the doors can close.

On some Tokyo Metro lines, the first or last car of a train is reserved for women during peak hours.


Seoul
Seoul

With more than 8 million passengers per day, Seoul has one of the busiest subway systems in the world.

Photo By Bergmann(talk / Contributions) at the Japanese Wikipedia



Mexico
Mexico

Each station within the Mexico City subway is identified by a minimalist logo related to the name of the station or the area around it. This is because, at the time of the first line's opening, the illiteracy rate was extremely high, so people found it easier to guide themselves with a system based on colors and visual signs. The design of the icons and the typography are a creation of Lance Wyman, who also designed the logotype for the 1968 Summer Olympic Games at Mexico City. The logos are not assigned at random; rather, they are designated by considering the surrounding area

By Tjeerd Wiersma from Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Flickr)



New York
New York City

Many stations are decorated with intricate ceramic tile work, some of it dating back to 1904 when the subway first opened. The subway tile artwork tradition continues today.

The "Arts for Transit" program oversees art in the subway system. Permanent installations, such as sculpture, mosaics, and murals; photographs displayed in lightboxes encourage people to use mass transit.


Paris
Paris

Since the M├ętro was built to comprehensively serve the city inside its walls the stations are very close: 548 metres apart on average, ranging down to 424 m on line 4] and up to one kilometre on the newer line 14, meaning Paris is heavily pockmarked with stations.

By Platte C (Own work) 


Osaka
Osaka
Osaka Municipal Subway is the metro network in the city of Osaka, Japan, forming an integral part of the extensive mass transit system of Greater Osaka (Kansai region), having 125 out of the 1,108 rail stations (2007) in the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto region. In 2010 the greater Osaka region had 13 million rail passengers daily (see Transport in Keihanshin) of which the Osaka subway accounts for 2.29 million.


Hong Kong
HongKong
Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the rapid transit railway system in Hong Kong. Originally opened in 1979, the system now includes 11.6 km (131.5 mi) of rail with 155 stations, including 86 railway stations and 69 light rail stops. The MTR system is currently operated by MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL).


ST_Petersburg
St. Petersburg

Photo by User:MatthiasKabel (Own work) 


Barcelona
Barcelona
The Barcelona Metro, part of the public transportation system of Barcelona, Catalonia, is an extensive network of electrified railways that run underground in central Barcelona and above ground into the city's suburbs. Since September 20, 2011, Barcelona Metro system consists of 11 lines with 166 stations and 125 km in total. In 2002 ATM announced that two additional lines would built in the near future, L12 and L13. There have been 3 driverless lines since 2009: Line 11, Line 9 and Line 10, in chronological order.





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