Five of the best metros in the world

With the London Underground the most frequently used mode of transport in Britain’s capital, I also decided to use the tube to get my way around the city.

The usually reliable service has become a hellish method of getting across London in extraordinary circumstances. Big events such as Winter Wonderland and big football matches can create delays and disruption across the entire Underground.

I’ve also been met with overcrowding and cancellations which can lead to problems affecting the rest of the city’s transport.

London is reliant on its underground and that’s because of it’s effortless ease to get from A to B and it’s slowly moving towards 24 hours.

The recent strikes over job losses and ticket closures led by the RMT union and the TSSA have made my transport to placement restricted. It’s unlikely I’ll make it to Canary Wharf tomorrow morning with all Zone 1 stations closed.

This had me thinking of how other metro services around the world compared to that of the mighty TFL. Metros are a fantastic way to get across cities and usually quite cheap compared to taxis.

While I appreciate you don’t decide to pick cities because of their underground links, but it will help decide based on accessibility and getting around the cities itself.

Milan

Over 1 million people use the Milan metro to get around Italy’s second largest city. The line first opened in 1964 and has served customers on weekdays from 6am til midnight since then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanghai

One of the largest scale transit systems in the world covers 13 of the 16 municipals of Shanghai. The Chinese city is technologically advanced with the rail system a fine example of that.

 

Berlin

Berlin’s metro connects users from Schonefeld airport to the heart of the German capital city. The service was a great way of connecting the city when the Wall came down in the 1990’s.

 

Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

With over 180 stations spread across the city, the service is used by workers in the Catalan capital and tourists that come to visit the cathedral & Camp Nou.

 

Moscow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worried by the bombing taking place over the Cold War and World War 2, Russians decided to decorate the Moscow underground in case they had to stay under for long periods of time. On average, over 9 million people use the metro in Moscow daily.

Posted by Matthew Weston

Matt is a freelance video producer for International Business Times and has worked for other titles. He enjoys blogging about travel, finance and sport.

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