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  Arts and Architecture Subways need not be boring or dreary! A guide to the fifty most beautiful subway systems in the world – with star rating. Read more...

  Metro Logos Variations of the Letter M... and other metro logos of the world. Most metros have logos or symbols to mark their station entrances, rolling stock Read more...

  Schematic Maps The worldwide success of a design classic. Until the 1930s, official maps of the fast growing metro networks in the big cities were mostly topographical and increasingly cluttered. Something had to be done to make them clearer. Read more...

  Metro Fonts Some subway systems are stylish enough to communicate with their customers through exclusively designed typefaces for wayfinding signage and paperwork. A complete list. Read more...

•  Metro Museums Some cities take their subway's history serious and appreciate it with a dedicated museum. Here's an international list of those museums. Read more...

•  Archaeology and Metros Subway construction concerns archaeologists as it can destruct valuable remains from history. But underground construction is also the best opportunity to retrieve such objects. On-site displays of found artifacts can make subway stations very special places. Read more...

  Voices in the Deep Announcements and departure sounds in subway systems around the world. A list. Read more...

•  Metro Movies A list of movies with significant sequences set on subway trains. Read more...

  Countries Print your destination's subway mini travel guide before you take off! Read more...

  World Metro Database The features of all metro systems in a customizable table with up to 26 columns. Read more...

•  Statistics Our planet has now 198 metro systems (according to Metrobits' criteria). The first line opened 1863 in London. Today, 628 lines worldwide with a combined length of 12,103 km serve 10,516 stations. Read more...

  Driverless Metros A complete list of subway systems with automated trains. Advantages and criticism. Read more...

  Platform Screen Doors The 'cutting-edge' safety feature in modern subways consists of transparent doors that separate rail tracks from platforms. Read more...

•  Rubber-Tyred Metros Trains with rubber tyres provide higher traction and a smoother ride. They are found in a good bunch of monorails and subways around the world. A complete list. Read more...

•  24-Hour Services Party animals and night workers alike are annoyed when most subways close every night. Here's a complete list of subways that don't. Read more...

•  Express Services A quick list of metro and commuter rail lines around the world with express or skip-stop services. Read more...

•  Fare Collection Different modes of fare collection can be found in the world's metro systems. Physically, there may be either fare gates or the so-called honour system, with modes of payment reaching from token to smartcard. A list. Read more...

•  Metro Relationships Some metro systems are obviously (or not so obviously) related with each other. Some use the same or similar trains, or the station design is similar, or both – or something else is technically related. Read more...

•  Future Extensions Upcoming openings of metro, LRT, monorail systems, lines, or stations around the world. Read more...

•  Handpicked Resources The list of metro and subway links and books below is not arbitrary but a result of careful selection. The list is divided into three categories: by subject, geographical, general. Read more...

  Photo Galleries Photos of subway station architecture by the city. Read more...

•  Videos Short videos (about 30 seconds each) of departing metros. This is what best characterizes the subways in different cities: trains leaving stations, including the typical departure sounds or announcements. Read more...

  Wallpapers Some of Metrobits' best subway station photos in large versions. Read more...

•  Metros with a View Riding a metro can be a pleasure when the view out of the windows does not end at the inside of a dark tunnel. Some of the world's elevated metro stretches offer nice views of cityscapes or landmarks. Read more...

  Metro Rings and Loops Metros and subways are abundant throughout the big cities of the world. While metro lines are normally planned to be as straight as possible, a special, very urban kind of infrastructure has emerged in metropolitan areas: the Circle Line. A complete list. Read more...

•  Guided Tours Tours of metro systems, led by experts in the field. A list. Read more...

•  Self-Guided Tours What are the most interesting things to see in a city, metrowise, if you had a day to spend? What are the must-sees for a "metro tourist"? A list of tours recommended by residents or subway enthusiasts. Read more...

•  Metro City Hopping Some metro cities are connected to other metro cities by rapid transit lines. Occasionally, they even form clusters of more than two. Happy city hopping! Here's a list. Read more...

•  Reaching the Beaches Grab your towel and your metro ticket! Some cities are lucky enough to have beaches in their vicinity which can be reached by subway. A list. Read more...

•  More Cities Cities not listed in Metrobits' main directory. Some of them have metro-like systems or abandoned or future metros. Read more...

•  Abandoned Lines There are more closed sections of metro lines in the world than you might imagine! Read more...

•  Lost & Found Stuff that fits no category, amazing things that shouldn't get lost. Read more...













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