The subway or underground is the most efficient way of public transport. It has a high capacity and a high frequency of service. Passengers normally don’t have to wait more than 10 minutes to catch a train during daytime service. There are 188 metro systems in the world. Here’s a top 10 largest metro systems.
Millions of people worldwide take the subway on a daily basis. Going underground has the advantage of running on a grade-separated exclusive right-of-way, that has no access for pedestrians or other traffic, connecting often more than 100 stations to each other. The largest metro system by number of stations is the New York City Subway with a total of 468 stations. The oldest metro system is the London Underground that opened in 1863. The smallest metro system is in Catania, Italy, with a total length of 3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles) connecting just 6 stations. But what are the largest metro systems in length? Here’s a quick top 10 list largest metro systems in the world!
Top 10 largest metro systems
- Paris Métro, France – 219.9 km / 136.6 mi
- Mexico City Metro, Mexico – 226 km / 140 mi
- Metro de Madrid, Spain – 293 km / 182 mi
- Moscow Metro, Russia – 313.1 km / 194.6 mi
- Berlin S-Bahn, Germany – 331 km / 206 mi
- New York City Subway, United States – 337 km / 209 mi
- London Underground, United Kingdom – 402 km / 250 mi
- Shanghai Metro, China – 439 km / 273 mi
- Beijing Subway, China – 456 km / 283 mi
- Seoul Metropolitan Subway, South Korea – 508.2 km / 315.8 mi