These are the 8 largest metro systems in the world!

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This list of metro systems includes electrified rapid transit train systems worldwide.

  • London Underground’s first electrified underground line opened in 1890, making it the world’s first metro system.
  • The metro system with the longest route length is the Shanghai Metro with 588km (365mi) total length.
  • The busiest one is the Beijing Subway.
  • The one with the most stations is the New York Subway with 425

The 8 largest metro systems in the world based on the number of station are the following:

  1. New York, USA:    425 stations
  2. Shanghai, China:  337 stations
  3. Paris, France:        302 stations
  4. Madrid, Spain:      301 stations
  5. Beijing, China:      278 stations
  6. London, England: 270 stations
  7. Seoul, South Korea:   256 stations
  8. Moscow, Russia:        206 stations


*The above are based on data of September 2017.