World’s longest subway/metro systems


Shanghai Subway System Map Source: china-tour.cn

Shanghai Subway System Map Source: china-tour.cn

Below is a list of the longest subway/metro systems in the world, based on a minimum length of 100 kilometers. These do not include street trams, light rail, or commuter railroads, only subways/metros.

Of those cities identified below, 14 are located in Asia, 9 in Europe, 5 in North America, and 1 (Santiago, Chile) in South America. No cities in Africa or Oceania have metro systems that meet the minimum criteria of 100 kilometers. China has the most of any single country with 8; followed by the United States with 4;  and then Germany, Japan, Russia, South Korea and Spain with 2 on the list.

  • Shanghai, China = 538 km
  • Seoul, South Korea = 468 km
  • Beijing, China = 465 km
  • London, UK = 436 km
  • New York City, NY/NJ, USA = 418 km
  • Moscow, Russia = 325 km
  • Tokyo, Japan = 316 km
  • Madrid, Spain = 293 km
  • Guangzhou, China = 240 km
  • Mexico City, Mexico = 227 km
  • Paris, France = 214 km
  • Delhi, India = 190 km
  • Washington, DC/MD/VA, USA = 188 km
  • Nanjing, China = 179 km
  • Shenzhen, China = 178 km
  • Hong Kong, China = 175 km
  • Chongqing, China = 168 km
  • San Francisco-Oakland, CA, USA = 167 km
  • Chicago, IL, USA = 165 km
  • Singapore, Singapore = 153 km
  • Berlin, Germany = 152 km
  • Tianjin, China = 135 km
  • Busan, South Korea = 130 km
  • Osaka, Japan = 130 km
  • Taipei, Taiwan = 121 km
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia = 113 km
  • Stockholm, Sweden = 106 km
  • Hamburg, Germany = 104 km
  • Barcelona, Spain = 103 km
  • Santiago, Chile = 103 km

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metro_systems

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One Response to World’s longest subway/metro systems

  1. Richard Schmoyer says:

    Berlin’s U-bahn is not entirely underground. At the same time, Berlin’s S-bahn includes underground stations. Combined the system serves metro travel. I wonder where Berlin would stand if the U bahn and S bahn were combined?

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