Useful Notes: World Subways

Not the sandwich shop. Underground commuter rail.

Many of the great cities of the world have subway systems, metro systems, underground systems, what have you—they're trains underground is what counts. They tend to be part of the lifeblood of the city, an element of its character, a point of pride (or occasionally shame) for its citizens, and a record of its history. They develop their own unique cultures and quirks. In short, they are kind of awesome...which is why we made this index.

Subway systems of the world

Africa

Asia-Pacific

  • Bangkok SkyTrain and Metropolitan Subway
  • Beijing Subway
  • Delhi Metro
  • Hong Kong MTR
  • Melbourne Metro
  • Osaka Subway
  • Seoul Metropolitan Subway
  • Shanghai Metro
  • Singapore MRT
  • Sydney Metro (planned)
  • Tokyo Subways (Tokyo Metro, Toei Subway, and other lines frequently used)

Europe

The Americas

  • Brasília Metro
  • Buenos Aires Metro
  • Caracas Metro
  • Lima Metro
  • Mexico City Metro
  • Montreal Metro
  • Rio de Janeiro Metro
  • Santiago Metro
  • São Paulo Metro
  • Subways Of The United States
  • Toronto Subway
  • Vancouver SkyTrain