CityRailTransit
World Metro List

In this section you will find an extensive list of the current world metro systems sorted by its opening dates. Although not all the systems included within this list would fit in the same definition of what a metro system is, one could say (at least) that they all include a metro-like service section within its rail transit network.

1890-1899 LONDON [CR/SR/Me/LR/PM/CC] | LIVERPOOL [CR/RM/Me] | CHICAGO [CR/Me/PM] | Budapest
1900-1903 PARIS [RM/Me/LR/LR/F] | WUPPERTAL [SR/Mo] | BOSTON [CR/Me/LR/LR] | Berlin | Alexandria
1904-1907 ATHENS [SR/Me/LR/F] | NEW YORK CITY [CR/RM/Me/CC] | Philadelphia
1908-1919 JERSEY CITY [CR/LR/LR] | Hamburg | BUENOS AIRES [SR/Me/LR] | NEWARK [CR/LR/LR/T/PM] | MADRID [SR/Me/LR/PM/CC]
1920-1930 BARCELONA [SR/RM/Me/LR/LR/T/F/CC] | MUMBAI [Me] | Vienna | Rochester [T] | TOKYO [CR/SR/RM/Me/Mo/LR]
1931-1935 Osaka | Moscow | GLASGOW [SR/Me]
1936-1958 Gothenburg | STOCKHOLM [SR/Me/LR/LR/T/F] | Toronto | CLEVELAND [Me/LR] | Saint Petersburg | NAGOYA [SR/RM/Me]
1959-1966 HAIFA [F] | LISBON [SR/RM/Me/T/T/F/CC/E] | Kiev | SEATTLE [CR/Mo/LR/T/PM] | FORT WORTH [CR/T] | Milan | TBILISI [Me/F/CC] | OSLO [SR/Me/T/T/T/T/T] | MONTREAL [CR/SR/Me]
1967-1970 BAKU [Me/F] | Rotterdam | FRANKFURT-AM-MAIN [SR/MeT/T/PM] | COLOGNE [SR/NGR/LR/CC] | LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN [SR/NGR/T] | MEXICO CITY [SR/Me/LR/PM] | KAMAKURA [SR/NGR/Mo]
1971-1972 Munich | SAPPORO [Me/T/CC] | NUREMBERG [SR/Me/T/T] | SAN FRANCISCO [CR/Me/LR/LR/T/PM/RR] | YOKOHAMA [SR/Me]
1973-1974 PYONGYANG [Me/T] | PRAGUE [SR/Me/T/T/F] | SAO PAULO [SR/Me] | LYON [Me/LR/LR/F]
1975-1976 Bonn | ANTWERP [LR/T] | Kharkiv | SANTIAGO [SR/Me/F] | Hanover | MORGANTOWN [PM] | WASHINGTON DC [CR/Me] | CHARLEROI [Me/T] | BRUSSELS [Me/LR/T/T]
1977-1978 KOBE [SR/Me/F/CC] | ESSEN [SR/Me/LR/LR/T] | Amsterdam | Tashkent | MARSEILLE [Me/LR/LR] | EDMONTON [LR/T]
1979-1980 RIO DE JANEIRO [SR/Me/T/RR/CC] | ATLANTA [Me/PM] | HONG KONG [SR/Me/Mo/LR/T/PM/F/CC] | Bucharest | ROME [SR/RM/Me/LR/T] | NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE [RM/LR] | SEOUL [RM/Me/F/CC]
1981-1982 YEREVAN [Me] | CALGARY [LR] | KYOTO [SR/Me/LR/T/F/CC] | FUKUOKA [SR/Me] | SAN DIEGO [CR/LR] | BEIJING [CR/RM/Me/T/PM] | DUESSELDORF [SR/Mo/LR/T] | Helsinki | MEMPHIS [Mo/T] | SAKURA [SR/PM]
1983-1984 CARACAS [SR/RM/Me/CC] | LILLE [Me/LR] | BALTIMORE [CR/Me/LR/T] | UTRECHT [LR] | SAITAMA [SR/Me] | MIAMI [CR/Me/PM] | DORTMUND [SR/Me/Mo/LR/LR] | MINSK [SR/Me/T] | GELSENKIRCHEN [SR/LR] | Kolkata | VOLGOGRAD [LR/T] | MANILA [SR/Me] | TIANJIN [RM/Me]
1985 Nantes | KITAKYUSHU [Mo] | PORTO ALEGRE [Me] | RECIFE [CR/Me] | MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR [SR/T/T] | BUFFALO [LR] | PITTSBURGH [LR/LR/F/CC] | BUSAN [Me] | STUTTGART [SR/LR/LR/F/RR] | TUNIS [SR/LR/LR] | Nizhny Novgorod | SERFAUS [PM]
1986-1987 VANCOUVER [CR/Me] | NOVOSIBIRSK [Me/T] | Zurich | BELO HORIZONTE [Me] | PORTLAND [CR/LR/LR/T/CC] | Kryvyi Rih | SACRAMENTO [CR/LR/LR] | SENDAI [SR/Me] | DETROIT [PM] | CAIRO [Me/LR/T] | SINGAPORE [Me/Mo/PM/CC] | SAN JOSE [CR/LR] | SAMARA [Me/T]
1988-1989 CHIBA [SR/Mo] | SYDNEY [SR/Mo/LR] | VALENCIA (Spain) [SR/RM/Me/LR] | LAON [PM] | ISTANBUL [SR/Me/LR/F/CC] | JACKSONVILLE [PM] | IRVING [CR/PM] | BOCHUM [SR/Me/T/T]
1990-1991 POÇOS DE CALDAS [Mo] | GENOA [NGR/Me/F/RR/E] | CAMPINAS [LR] | KOMAKI [SR/Me] | MONTERREY [Me] | Yekaterinburg | BIELEFELD [LR]
1992-1994 Manchester | DUISBURG [SR/T] | KONYA [T] | LOS ANGELES [CR/Me/LR/LR/T/PM/F] | NAPLES [SR/RM/Me/T/F] | SHANGHAI [RM/Me/LR] | TOULOUSE [SR/Me/LR] | SAINT LOUIS [LR] | Sheffield | GUADALAJARA [Me/LR] | HIROSHIMA [Me/NGR/T] | DENVER [LR/LR] | STRASBOURG [LR/LR] | ROUEN [LR]
1995-1996 Warsaw | LAS VEGAS [Mo/PM] | CHENNAI [SR/RM/Me] | BILBAO [SR/RM/Me/LR/F] | MEDELLIN [Me/CC] | Dnipropetrovsk | TAIPEI [Me/CC] | DALLAS [CR/LR/T] | ANKARA [SR/Me/Mo] | KUALA LUMPUR [SR/Me/Mo]  
1997-2000 POZNAN [LR/LR/LR] | DAEGU [Me/CC] | Guangzhou | Sofia | AKI [Mo] | TACHIKAWA [SR/Mo] | Birmingham | CATANIA [Me] | INCHEON [RM/Me] | SALT LAKE CITY [CR/LR] | BANGKOK [RM/Me] | TEHRAN [RM/Me] | MONTPELLIER [LR] | IZMIR [SR/Me]
2001-2002 BRASILIA [Me] | RENNES [Me] | BURSA [Me/T] | COPENHAGEN [RM/Me] | PORTO [SR/LR/LR/T/F/CC] | DELHI [Me]
2003-2004 LIMA [Me] | ROSTOCK [SR/LR] | DALIAN [Me/LR/T] | INDIANAPOLIS [PM] | NAHA [Mo] | ALICANTE [SR/NGR/LR/LR] | HOUSTON [LR] | NOTTINGHAM [LR] | GWANGJU [Me] | OEIRAS [PM] | MINNEAPOLIS [CR/LR/T/PM] | DUBLIN [SR/LR/LR] | WUHAN [Me] | LINZ [SR/LR/T] | The Hague | SHENZHEN [Me/Mo]
2005-2007 SAN JUAN [Me] | CHONGQING [Me/Mo/F/CC] | Nanjing | Kazan | VALPARAISO [RM/F/E] | ADELAIDE [SR/LR]| Turin | DAEJEON [Me/Mo] | VALENCIA (Venezuela) [Me]  | MARACAIBO [Me]  | PALMA [SR/NGR/Me] | CHARLOTTE [LR] | ALMADA [LR/LR/E]
2008-2009 PERUGIA [PM] | KAOHSIUNG [Me] | CAGLIARI [LR/E] | LAUSANNE [NGR/Me/LR] | Krakow | PHOENIX [LR/PM] | SANTO DOMINGO [Me] | ANTALYA [LR/T] | ADANA [Me] | SEVILLE [SR/Me/LR] | BERGAMO [LR/F] | DUBAI [Me/Mo] | KAYSERI [LR]
2010-2012 VENICE [PM] | BERGEN [LR/F/CC] | Chengdu | SHENYANG [Me] | SAMSUN [LR/CC] | MECCA [Me] | MASHHAD [Me] | Riyad | CHANGCHUN [Me/LR/T] | NORFOLK [LR] | JERUSALEM [LR] | Xi'an | Bengaluru | ALGIERS [SR/Me/LR/CC] | Almaty | MENDOZA [LR] | SUZHOU [Me] | Fortaleza | UIJEONGBU [RM/Me] | Hangzhou
2013 BRESCIA [Me] | Yongin [Me] | Oran [LR] | Kunming [RM/Me] | CONSTANTINE [LR/CC]

Some people experience real fear and anxiety when they board a train or subway. While train travel is statistically very safe, Morningside Recovery counselors suggest that people who suffer from siderodromophobia (a fear of trains) have unwittingly conditioned their brains to associate train travel with fear. It is possible to speed the recovery of those with irrational fears with effective counseling and rehab.

Pending: Bratislava, Bremen, Brno, Florence, Graz, Kassel, Katowice, Le Havre, Melbourne, Rabat, Zagreb




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