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Metros, Undergrounds and Tubes: All About Life on Tracks

Every metropolitan city has its own criss-cross of transportation. From the New York subway to the London Tube, let’s take a stroll down the world’s most famous tracks.

The New Yorker- AKA the subway

Started to operate in 1870, the New York subway is the main way of daily transportation for millions of Americans and tourists. Coded by colors and numbers, the underneath streets of New York City are full of free entertainment to enjoy. Many movies and many music videos were shot on these tracks, as the subway has become one of the Big Apple’s better-known icons.


The French touch – A LA Metro

The Parisian Metro system is the busiest one in Europe (10th worldwide) after the Mosco metro, but having said that, it is also one of the oldest and least passenger-friendly as it was mainly constructed under the ground with not much thought. During the early days of the French metro, the trains coming into the city from the suburbs were forbidden to enter the City center as the local Parisians feared for their safety.

Big in Japan – and in Tokyo

With gender-separated carriages, the Tokyo subway system is one of the most modern and artistic ones in the world. There are towers and office buildings linked to the subway entrances, making Tokyo an “underneath the surface” city that people commute and work in. Introduced in 1915 and intended to be used only by the Tokyo post office and not passengers, in 2020, the railway network in Tokyo became the number one track system in usage.
The Russian entry – Mosco Metro

A chandelier lit subway system connecting Mosco to several cities around. The metro started to operate in 1935, making it the first subway system in the former U.S.S.R. The Mosco subway is one of the deepest ones in the world due to its geology conditions which make it difficult for tunnel digging. If you are looking for the most elegant and cleanest rail station- this is the one for you.

The British entry – AKA the Tube

The London Underground system (known as the Tube among the locals) links the city of London to the surrounding suburbs and further districts. It originated as the first metropolitan railway system, which opened its doors in 1863. This track system got its famous name of the “underground” only in the early 20th century and is known for playing a key role in the safety of the citizens of London during the dark days of the Blitz.


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