Recife Metro

The urban rail system in Recife operates three rail lines, two of them electrified and the remaining consists of diesel, light rail type trains VLT. Its total length is 68.8 km. Metro Recife serves municipalities of Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Camaragibe Cabo de Santo Agostinho. It has 35 stations and transports 244,900 people a day.

Metro Recife

The Metro Recife, opened in 1986, is part of the Sistema Estrutural Integrado (SEI), which is a public transport network system composed by bus lines in addition to the metro lines. All these lines are integrated via terminals specially constructed to allow multimodal travel connections. The SEI is a mass transit system configured by zones arranged in rings. Access from the suburbs to the integration terminals is possible because of the 10 operating companies, responsible for 185 lines serving ten municipalities in the Metropolitan Region of Recife or Greater Recife.

The management of this system corresponds to the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU), a semi-public company created in 1984 and under the supervision of the Ministry of Cities since 2003. Thise compnay is responsible for management of several passenger transport systems in capitals of several regions of Brazil, including Recife Pernambuco state capital.

Estacao Afogados
Estacao Afogados

Recife metro lines and stations

Center Line, electrified, linking Recife with Camaragibe through Jaboatão dos Guararapes. It splits in Coquiral to reach Camaragibe, through Rodoviária Station. Afogados stations, Mud, Cavaleiro, Camaragibe, Jaboatão and Rodoviária are integrated terminals. The Center Line is 25 km long and has 29 stations (15 to Camaragibe and 14 Jaboatão).

South line, also an electrified line corresponds to two municipalities, Recife and Jaboatão dos Guararapes. With 11 operating stations, ranging from Recife to Cajueiro Seco. Integrated Terminals are Joana Bezerra and Aeroporto.

Diesel Line, VLT, serving three municipalities: Recife, Jaboatão dos Guararapes and Cabo de Santo Agostinho and 9 operating stations. The Integrated Terminal is Cabo.

Main stations: Recife station

It is the central metro station in Recife. Located in the São José neighborhood in the old city center, it was opened in 1994 after rehabilitating the old railway station. Near this station there are several tourist attractions such as the House of Culture and the Museu do Trem. From there depart five circular bus routes to access various parts of the city.

Hours and frequency

All electrical lines operate between 5:00 am and 11:00 pm.
The Diesel line runs between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm. On Saturdays until 2:00 pm.

recife Metro
recife Metro

Billetes y tarifas

Fares for Integrated Structural System rings are: A – R $ 2.45, B – R $ 3.35, D – R $ 2.65, G – R $ 1.60.

    Optional services:

  • 042-Airport, R$3.
  • 072 – Candeias,R$ 4,60
  • 160 – Gaibu-Barra de Jangada, R$ 4,60
  • 195 – Recife-Porto de Galinhas, R$ 12,00

Discounted rates on Sunday, from 5 o’clock in the morning:
A -R$ 1,20, B -R$ 1,70, D -R$ 1,20, G -R$ 1,20.

Single tickets are purchased at the counters of every station. Then you need to validate them in slots when passing to the platforms. With this ticket, plus an integrated one, you can make connections with Integrated System Buses.

International Airport Gylberto Freyre

The station closest to the Airport Recife is the Aeroporto Metro station, which is also an Integrated Terminal. It runs from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm.
The entrace to the metro station is located opposite to gate B6. The ticket costs R$ 2.15 to get downtown.

Metro Recife Video



Porto Alegre Metro

The Porto Alegre Metro in Brazil consists of a single urban rail line that stretches across the northern part of the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre. This includes several municipalities: Porto Alegre, Canoas, Sapucaia do Sul and São Leopoldo. One of the main reasons for the construction of this system was the traffic congestion on the BR-116 highway that served this area and was already saturated. Besides introducing a modern subway system, cheaper and faster to modernize the region.

Porto Alegre Metro

After the last update (Novo Hamburgo), Trensurb line 1 has a total length of approximately 43.4 kilometers and 5 new stations were added for a total of 22. Most of the route goes ground level and only a small stretch of just over 2 kilometers is elevated. Through this route 20 trains are circulating per hour and direction. Each train has a capacity of 1081 persons, allowing a maximum of 21600 passengers per hour and direction. Line 1 became operational in March 1985 with the section between the stations of Mercado and Sapucaia. It has an average speed of 45km/h and a maximum speed of 90. More than 200,000 people use this transport daily.

Porto Alegre subway connects the city center to the airport and the long distance bus station. Trensurb connects with the 224 lines of Omnibus. With this rate the user can take a metro trip and bus with the same ticket. The metro is a good way to travel in Porto Alegre since the tourist attractions are within walking distance of the subway stations.

Porto Alegre metro is managed by the urban rail company of Porto Alegre, known as Trensurb, in conjunction with the federal government of Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul.

Tensurb: lines and stations

Line 1 of the Porto Alegre metro (trensurb) is 42 kilometers long and has 22 stations. Stations: Novo Hamburgo, Fenac, Industrial, Santo Afonso, Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo, Unisinos, Sapucaia, Louis Pasteur, Esteio, Petrobras, São Luis, Mathias Velho, Canoas, Fátima, Niterói, Anchieta, Aeroporto, Farrapos, São Pedro, Rodoviária y Mercado. Travel time from Novo Hamburgo to is 52 minutrs.

Without considering it as a line, there is a connection of only 2 stations and less than 1 kilometer long linking the Trensurb airport metro station to the International Airport Salgado Filho station, Terminal 1.

Metro hours and frequency

It operates from 05:00 to 23:20. Trains run every 5 minutes during rush hour. These time slots are from 6:00 to 8:00 and 17:00 to 19:00.
Every 10 minutes during normal business hours and every 15 minutes before 6:00 and after 20:00. Saturday the frequency of service is a train every 12 minutes in each direction until 13:00. In the evenings and on Sundays, the rate drops to 15 minutes.

Fares and tickets

There is a single integrated rate of 1.70R $
You can make transfers between bus and subway.

Futures expansions

In the map below you can see the planned metro and Aeromóvel lines:

Mapa de projetos metroviários da região metropolitana de Porto Alegre

Curious facts

Cycling Trensurb program. Bikes are allowed within predefined hours: Monday to Saturday in off-peak times. Weekends and holidays, all day. Only one bike per user is allowed. Bike can not be ridden at the stations. To enter the bikes to the stations an inspector should be notified to open the entrance gate. Always step in the second wagon with the bikes, never the first one.

Trensurb has available staff for people with disabilities.

There are blue seats called preferential reserved to people with disabilities, elder, pregnat women or people traveling with small children.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Wuppertal is a medium size german city located 20 kilometers east of Dusseldorf. It has 350,000 inhabitants.
Its metro system is very characteristic, a suspended monorail, unique in Europe.
The first and only line of Wuppertal Wuppertal Suspension Railway became operational in 1901 with the section between Kluse and Zoo.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, as it is known, moves 25 million passengers per year. It is the oldest monorail transport system with wagons suspended in the world. It is an unique system. Over a distance of 13.3 kilometers, the light rail in Wuppertal flows through the Wupper Valley area between the two terminal stations: Rittershausen (currently Oberbarmen) and Vohwinkel, floating above the Wupper river for 10 kilometers at 12 meters above the ground. The section between Sonnborner Straße and Vohwinkel, above the streets of Vohwinkel, circulates at 8 meters along a distance of 3.3 km.

An end to end trip takes about 30 minutes and serves 20 stations.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Lines and stations

Stations: Oberbarmen (Terminal del Este), Wupperfeld, Werther Brücke, Alter Markt, Adlerbrücke, Loher Brücke, Völklinger Straße, Landgericht, Kluse, Hauptbahnhof, Ohligsmühle, Robert-Daum-Platz, Pestalozzistr, Westende, Varresbecker Straße, Zoo/Stadion, Sonnborner Straße, Hammerstein, Bruch, Vohwinkel (Termnal del Oeste)

Hours and frequency

The frequency at rush hour is ,Monday to Friday, 4 minutes, 6 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays 8 minutes. After 21:00 the frequency decreases to 15 minutes. The hours are 5:20 am to 23:00 p.m. The schedule chart can be checked out online.

There are 18 trains running during rush hour and regular times. Only in the evenings / nights there are 11 trains.

Tickets and fares

A single ticket for the monorail in Wuppertal costs 2.5€ for adults and 1.5€ for children.

TagesTicket (Day ticket)

A day pass allows a person or group of people to use the bus and monorail in Wuppertal for a whole day. It is perfect for exploring the city on a one-day stay. Children under age 6 are free.

  • 1 person: 6,60 €
  • 2 people: 9,70 €
  • 3 people: 12,80 €
  • 4 people: 15,90 €
  • 5 people: 19,00 €

KombiTicket Zoo

Valid for use Wuppertal monorail and enter the Wuppertal Zoo. All trips you need in one day.

  • Adults: 15,00 €
  • Children: 8,00 €

Accesibility

All stations are equipped for passengers in wheelchairs and have modern elevators.

Security and safety

Since 2004 there are surveillance cameras for the safety of passengers.

Curious facts

All stations are 13 meters wide and 25 meters long.

The only original station is the Central Station.

It is one of the systems affected by the 2nd World War, where it was damaged. Just a year after war service operated normally.
Only Kluse station,that was completely destroyed, was rebuilt much later, in 1999.

German name: Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen

It is one of the safest transportation systems in the world.

This system was used by the last German emperor, Wilhelm II

Tuffi the elephant, also traveled in the monorail. She destroyed the car where was being carried, broke windows and jumped into the river Wupper.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn video



Dortmund Metro: General Information

Known as Stadtbahn, Dortmund city features an intergrated metro system (rapid transit subway- Stadtbahn) supplimented by tram, S-Bahn train and U-Bahn underground. In total the entire network sum 83 stations and 8 lines, of wich 37 stations and 3 lines are subterranean. The overall plan for the construction of the Rhein-Ruhr Stadtbahn designed in the early seventies planned three routes for the city f Dortmund, wich are already completed. It was inaugurated on May, 1976, with a 4.1 km tram section from Kirchderne to Grevel station.

The first is a route from northwest to southeast, and the second route goes from northeast to southwest. Both lines are connected directly in the Westfalenhallen station, where the U46 line trains continue as U45 to Hauptbanhof and backwards.The third route was projected like a east-west tunnel wich became operational in 2008, but service is provided by low-floor tram

Dortmund Metro Lines

Currently there are eight lines with a total of eighty three stations.

  • Line U41: going from Clarenberg station to Brambauer station.
  • Line U42: going from Grevel station to Grotenbachstraße station.
  • Línea U43: going from Dorstfeld station to Wickede Bf
    station.
  • Línea U44: going from Marten station to Westfalenhütte station.
  • Línea U45: going from Westfalenhallen station to Hauptbahnhof
    station.
  • Línea U46: going from Westfalenhallen station to Brunnenstraße station.
  • Línea U47: going fromWesterfilde station to Aplerbeck station.
  • Línea U48: going from Hacheney station to Hauptbahnhof station
  • Hauptbahnhof station is the long distance trains central station, and also metro, trams and commuter trains pass by. It is the center of the city of Dortmund.

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro runs from 03.30-04.30 a.m to 00.45 a.m

Frequency of service

Every 10 minutes during the day and between 15 to 20 minutes by night. (Note: in line U42 only run every 20 minutes)

Fares and Tickets

Dortmund is part of the VRR (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) integrated tariff that also includes other cities like Düsseldorf, Essen or Bochum. The rates depend on the number of zones in wich we move, A zone is for Dortmund city area. In some cases, (monthly passes) price will depend on the hour in wich we will use the pass. Some prices:

Single Metro Ticket: 1,75€

4 Tickets pass: 5,60€

1 Day Pass: 6,35€

1 Week Pass; 14,70€

Monthly Pass; called Ticket 1000 is a non transferible monthly pass valid for two adults and a maximun of three children in the nights and during weekends.This Pass is cheaper if it is going to be used out of the Peak hour, (after 09.00 a.m). Price is 44,70€ and 32,25€ after 09.00 a.m.

Monthly Transferible Pass: called Ticket 2000, this pass is transferible and allows the transportation of a bicycle. With the same caracteristiques in all the refered to the families than the Ticket 1000. Price is 49,30€ and 35,40€ for use out of the peak hour.

Airport:

Dortmund airport is only 13 kms away from the city center.There is an hourly express bus service that ends in the "Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof" just in front of the Dortmund central Station (Hauptbahnhof )

It takes 25 minutes and it is the fastest way to reach the center.

Price:

Adults: 6.50 €

Children from 6 to 14 years: 2€

Children younger than 6 years travel for free.

The first express bus departs from Dortmund bus station at 04.30 a.m and the last departs at 22.00 hours. Airport is also reachable taking the rail line Dortmund vía Aplerbeck, it takes around 45 minutes.

Yokohama Municipal Subway

Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, has a 2 lines metro system to serve its 3.4 million inhabitants. Located just 30 kilometers south of Tokyo, it works in conjunction with several urban trains such as the Sotetsu and Keikyu lines.

Operating since April 12, 1972, its 2 lines, which originally where 3, the blue line and the green line, serve 42 stations. The length of the system is 53.4 kms. The system is managed by Yokohama City Transportation Bureau. There are plans to extend the blue line.

Yokohama Subway lines and stations

The 2 lines and 42 stations, identified by name and color are:

Blue line

The blue line in his initial approach was two separated physical lines, the 1 and the 3, intersecting at Kannai. Currently it works as a single line from Azamino in the North to Shonandai in the south. ust 7.6 kilometers of this 40,4 kms line are underground. The line serves 32 stations, of which only 5 are on the surface: Center-Kita, Center-Minami, Nakamachidai, Nippa, Kaminagaya. Travel time from end to end on the blue line requires 66 minutes. All stations on this line are named with a B.

Stations: (Line 3:) Azamino, Nakagawa, Center Kita, Center Minami, Nakamachidai, Nippa, Kita Shin-yokohama, Shin-Yokohama, Kishine-kōen, Katakurachō, Mitsuzawa-kamichō, Mitsuzawa-shimochō, Yokohama, Takashimachō, Sakuragichō, Kannai, (Line 1:) Isezakichōjamachi, Bandōbashi, Yoshinochō, Maita, Gumyōji, Kami-Ōoka, Kōnan-Chūō, Kaminagaya, Shimonagaya, Maioka, Totsuka, Odoriba, Nakada, Tateba, Shimoiida, Shōnandai

Green line

The green line or line 4 is operating since March 2008. It serves from Hiyoshi to Nakayama. It’s 13.1 kms of track serving 10 stations. This line was intended to be a loop line. although currently is not working as such, in the near future the project could be completed. Transfers can be made between these lines in Center Kita and Minami Center. All stations on this line are named with a letter G.

Stations: Nakayama, Kawawachō, Tsuzuki-Fureai-no-Oka, Center-Minami, Center-Kita, Kita-Yamata, Higashi-Yamata, Takata, Hiyoshi-Honchō, Hiyoshi

Line 2

Line 2 was planned to link Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station to Byobugaura Station.

Line 3

Line 3 would begin at line 1 termini Azamino and would end at Shin-Yurigaoka. It is still in planning stage

Other Yokohama subway lines

Minatomirai line depart from Central Station. It is 4.1 km long and has been operational since February 2004. The Metro operates in conjunction with the Tokyu Toyoko suburban commuter railway, which runs from Yokohama to Shibuya in Tokyo, taking 35 minutes to complete the trip.

The Kanazawa Seaside Line runs completely autonomously and elevated through its 10.6 kms route.

Hours

Yokohama Municipal Subway works from 5:30 am to 00:00 am. Frequency of services ranges from 5 to 6 minutes during peak hour.

Tickets and fares

The rate is calculated on the basis of-traveled areas. In total there are 6 areas. Tickets can be purchased with cash or with a PASMO card.

  • zone 1 from 0 to 3 kms
  • zone 2 from 3.1 to 7 kms
  • zone 3 from 7.1 to 11 kms
  • zone 4 from 11.1 to 15 kms
  • zone 5 from 15.1 to 19 kms
  • zone 6 from 19.1 to 23 kms

By buying PASMO card you can take advantage of discounts.

In the following link you can calculate the price of your ordinary ticket, group tickets, tickets for weekends and holidays, passes students, PASMO card. Yokohama Subway calculator. And here fares for children.

Curious facts

You can take a bike or a surfboard provided that they are within their respective bag or case. Small pets in their cages. Guide dogs are allowed.

There arear women only wagons in the blue line.

In the Yokohama subway there are priority seating in “non-mobile” areas, reserved for the elderly, pregnant, disabled and others

There are power-off areas in the metro where you can not use the phone. In these areas you have to turn off the phone.

Maternity marks. Particular caution not to use these seats.

Kolkata metro

After almost thirty years of Metro, Kolkata Metro is the very first rapid transit system of India.
The city’s lifeline is expected to get stretched to 110 km in the next three years.
One line of the Kolkata Metro web is operational. The other lines, five more, are still under construction.
The operational line (Dum Dum- Kavi Subhas Metro) boards above 600000 passengers on daily basis.
Kolkata Metro offers the cheapest and safest mode of transportation in Kolkata.
You’ll enjoy clean environment and save money on transportation services, as you can get almost everywhere by Kolkata metro.

In 1973, Metropolitan Transport Project was launched, which formulated the idea of Rapid Transit System.
The plan involved the construction of five mass rapid-transit lines, covering a route of 97.5 km.
The north-south axis of Kolkata was offered the highest priority (Dum Dum to Kavi Subhas).
Project’s foundation was laid by the then PM of India and Indira Gandhi (29 December 1972).

  • Also Known As: Metro Railway
  • Passengers/Day 600000
  • Lines 6 (built,planned and under construction)
  • Fares: from INR 4 to 12
  • 24h operation: No
  • Driverless trains: No
  • Average Speed: 30 km/h
  • Max. Speed: 55 km/h
  • Operator: Metro Railway, Kolkata (under Central Government Ministry of Railways)
  • Website: Kolkata Metro

Lines and Stations

In the beginning of the project,five line plans were introduced. Three of them were selected to start construction:

  • Dum Dum toMahanayak Uttam Kumar (which was later stretched to Kavi Subhash)
  • Dakshineshwar – Thakurpukur (change of route, Joka to BBD Bagh)
  • Bidhannagar to Ramrajatala (constructed till Howrah Maidan)

All the six lines are as follows (planned, under construction and already built):

  • Line 1: North South Metro. It runs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash Terminals. It is of 25 kilometer length and has 24 stations. It uses a combination of underground, at-grade and elevated lines. It first operations started on 24 Oct. 1984.
  • Line 2: East West Metro. It’s a project of $838.4 million that will connect Kolkata to Howrah. It will be an underwater metro with route length of 14.67 km. This route will cover 12 stations between Kolkata and Howrah.
  • Line 3: Joka to BBD Bagh Metro. This is an under construction line that starts from Joka (South Kolkata) and extend to BBD Bagh (Central Kolkata). The 16.72 km route length is expected to cover 13 stations including Joka and BBD Bagh.
  • Line 4: Naopara to Barasat Metro. This will be a 18.5 km route from Naopara to Barasat Metro. Line 4 route is under-construction and will cover 9 stations.
  • Line 5: Baranagar to Barrackpore Metro. This metro line will start from Baranagar and end at Barrackpore. This line is also under-construction and covers 11 stations.
  • Line 6: New Garia or Kavi Subhas to Airport Metro. Line 6 route started on 7 Feb. 2011. It will link Kavi Subhas Terminal to Airport Metro. The route covers 24 stations, which is expected to offer promising benefits to commuters.

Schedule and frequency

Kolkata Metro operates from 7:00 to 11:45pm. Frequency is 5 minutes in peak hours and 12 minutes in non-peak hours.

Rates

Kolkata Metro is the cheapest transportation, starting with just INR 4 (0,05€). El ticket más caro es alrededor de los INR 12 (0,15€).
Infants or toddlers can travel free. Kolkata metro has recently introduced a token system and Smart card systems to avoid ticketing problems.

Connection to the airport

Dum Dum metro terminal is close to Netaji Subhash Airport, which means you can pick your ride right from the airport or its closest terminal.

Curious Facts about Calculta metro

Kolkata Metro (Calculta) is the very first underground metro railway.
Late Indira Gandhi laid the foundation of Kolkata Metro.
In a survey made by BBC (1984), Kolkata Metro ranked number one position.
A metro carries more than 2000 commuters in every round.

Kiev Metro

Known as Киевское метро, is the third metro that was built in the USSR after the Moscow and Leningrad. This metro transports 1400.000 travelers daily (more than 40% of the population) and in 2010 exceeded 500 million passengers a year. It is operated by Kyivskyi Metropoliten and its first line was opened in n 1960.

The city of Kiev, has a large number of public transport among which are: the Kiev Metro, which has three lines, two of which cross the Dnieper River by sky bridge, trolley buses and trams.

Kiev Metro Lines

Currently there are 3 lines, a fourth one under construction, and a fith one in project., making a total of 66.18 km of tracks, (7.9 kms underground) and 51 stations.

  • Línea Roja: Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska , inaugurated in 1960, with 22.8 kms of track and 18 stations. Here we find the deepest station built across Europe, the one of Arsenal’na, 105 meters underground.
  • Linea Azul: Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska  inaugurated in 1976, with 18.48 kms of track and 16 stations.
  • Línea Verde: Syretsko-Pecherska  inaugurated in 1989 with 24 kms of tracks and 16 stations.
  • Línea Amarilla: Podilsko-Vygurivska (under construction).The first section of Line 4 will be operational in 2015, when completed in 2025, will have 20 kilometers of track and 16 stations.
  • Línea Celeste: on project.

The three lines are connected by underground passageways that allow passengers to change lines without leaving the metro, and therefore having to pay again. Transfers can be made at the following stations:

  • Lines Red and Green, have connections in the stations of Teatralna and Zoloti Vorota.
  • Lines Red and Blue, have connections in the stations of Khreshchatyk and Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
  • Lines Blue and Green have connections in the stations of Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho and Palats Sportu.

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro runs from 06.00 a.m to 24.00 p.m

Frequency Step

Depends on the line, but in general, every two minutes during rush hour, every 5 minutes the rest of the day and every ten minutes at night.

Fares and Tickets

The Kiev Metro works very well and is very affordable, a journey between any two stations, including transfers between lines costs 2 hryvna, about 20 cents. Tickets are some plastic chips called "Zheton" which can be purchased over the counter sales in the lobbies of the stations (look out the window with the word Kasy.) Can also be purchased at orange machines located in the stations.

There are monthly passes for unlimited use of the metro and for other transports, but since the cost is 95hryvna (only for use of the metro), we must make great use of the metro for it to be interesting.

Price of some tickets:

Metro Pass (monthly and yearly) — 95 hryvna/month, 910 hryvna/year;
Metro/Bus, Tram or Trolleybus Pass— 150 hryvna/month, 1430 hryvna/year.
Metro/Bus, Tram and Trolleybus Pass— 230 hryvna/month, 1990 hryvna/year.

Airport:

There are two airports in Kiev, Boryspil (KBP) and Zhulyany (IEV), but the one that receives the most international flights is the Boryspil (KBP). It is situated 40 km southeast of the city center.

For a budget travellers there is also a Shuttle Bus (big one, or a mini van, depends on the time of the day) that you can catch very easily right out the front terminal door off to the right. You can’t miss it. It runs approximately every 15-20 minutes during a day and 50 mins at night. Vehicles will have “Boryspil” , "Polit" or "Atass" written on the side. The bus services operate 24hours a day, 7 days a week. You can take it with your bags for about 20 Hryvnia (approx. $4) to/from the first Metro Station "Kharkivs’ka" or for 25 Hryvnia (approx. $5) to Kiev’s Southern Railway Station Terminal. Road time is approx. 50 mins.

Volgogrado Metrotram

The Metro Volgograd, known as Metrotram or Express Tram (Skorostnoy Tramvay, ST) is a light rail system that serves the Russian city of Volgograd. It has an underground section with 5 stations and just over 6.8kms in length, built following metro systems standards. The Volgograd Metrotram opened on November 5, 1984. Volgograd is the ancient city of Stalingrad, in southern Russia. This city has more than 1 million inhabitants.

It consists of a single line that covers two routes and serves 22 stations that cross the city next to the river Volga from the northern suburbs to the city center. The line has a total length of 17.3 km. It is managed by Metroelektrotrans. Metrotram is used daily by more than 140000 people and annually by more than 50 million.

In addition to Volgograd Metrotram there is a network of trams, buses and trolleybuses to access almost anywhere in the city.

Metrotram routes

Metrotram serves two routes: СТ-1 (Ploschad Chekistov – Traktorny Zavod (VGTZ)) and СТ-2 (Yelshanka – Stadion “Monolit”).

  • ST1: Traktornyj Zavod – Ploshchad Chekistov
  • ST2: Stadion Monolit – Yel’shanka

Stations: Traktornyy Zavod (Tractor Factory), Khlebozavod (Bakery Works), Vodootstoy (Water-sediment), Bol’nitsa Il’icha (Ilich Hospital), Zavod “Barrikady” (Barrikady Factory), Tridtsat’ Pervaya Shkola (31st School), Stadion Monolit (Monolith Stadium), Zavod “Krasnyy Oktyabr’” (Red October Steel Factory), Tridtsat’ Devyataya Gvardeyskaya (39th Guards Rifle Division Street), Ploshchad’ Vozrozhdeniya (Revival Square), Dvorets Sporta (Sports Palace), Mamayev Kurgan (Mamayev Kurgan), Tsentral’nyy Stadion (Central Stadium), Tsentral’nyy Park Kul’tury i Otdykha (Central Rest and Culture Park), Yevropa (Europa City Mall), Ploshchad’ Lenina (Lenin Square), Komsomol’skaya (Komsomol street), Pionerskaya (Pioneers), Ploshchad’ Chekistov (Chekists Square), Profsoyuznaya (Labour Unions), Teatr Yunogo Zritelya (Theatre for Young Spectators), Yel’shanka

Metrotram Hours and frequency

Volgograd metro opens from 6:00 to 0:30. Frequency of service is 3 minutes during the day, reaching 90 seconds at peak hours. From 23:00 the frequency is a tram every 25 minutes.

Metrotram fares

The price of a single journey is 10 rubles. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. There are turnstiles at the entrances and also ticket inspectors in the cars.

Curious facts

Metrotram trams models are KT8D5 and TATRA TATRA T3. These models are very common in Eastern Europe.

Accesibility

Keep in mind that none of the stations in Volgograd Metrotram is equipped with elevators or platforms for wheelchairs. There are escalators in 4 stations: Profsoyuznaya, Pionerskaya, Komsomolskaya Ploschad Lenina.
No Wheelchair accessible routes exist in any underground stations. In surface level stations doesnt occur the same (except in Ploschad Chekistov).

Interesting links

http://www.volgogradru.com/metrotram/

Gelsenkirchen Metro

The metro system of the German city of Gelsenkirchen is not a subway system itself, but part of the country’s rail system. It opened on September 1, 1984. It has a total of 9 stations in a 5.5 kms route length.

Gelsenkirchen Metro Lines

BOGESTRA serves the cities of Bochum, Herne and Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr valley. None of these three cities has its own system. The Rhein-Ruhr Stadtbahn serves this area since 1970.

The Stadtbahn U35 line covers most of the area between the cities of Bochum and Herne area, circulating underground. Only in the south, arriving at the Ruhr University, the line circulates on the surface.

There is a second route arriving to the center of Bochum which serves the lines 308 and 318 with 4 underground stations.

The third route mainly serves the center of Gelsenkirchen city. It is a tram line with 7 underground stations, the line 301 (Gelsenkirchen Hbf, Buer, GE-Horst). In the center of Bochum this route has 4 underground stations: Bochumer Verein / Jahrhunderthalle, Rathaus Süd, Hauptbahnhof and Lohring. This stretch is also used by the tram line 302 (Gelsenkirchen – Bochum-Laer) and 310 (Bochum-Höntrop – Witten).

Nagoya’s Subway

Nagoya’s subway dates from 1958. It’s Japan’s third subway system, after Tokyo and Osaka. Includes 6 lines that intersect and connect to rail links and bus terminals such as Meitetsu Railways, JR, Kintetsu Railways and the Linimo maglev train. These 6 lines are: Higashiyama, Meijo, Meiko, Tsurumai, Sakuradori and Kamiida.

Nagoya’s Subway is the most convenient way of getting around Nagoya for foreign people. All the lines are color coded and most parts of the system are bilingual, easy to understand and navigate for non japanese speakers. By subway there’s access to most Nagoya’s attractions.

It is operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya

Lines and stations

The color code lines include phisical lines

  • Yellow line. Line 1 or Higashiyama Line. It’s 20.6 km (12.8 mi) long and has 22 stations.
  • Purple line. Includes Line 2 or Meijō Line. It’s 8.9 km (5.5 mi) long and has 12 stations. And also Line 4, with 17.5 km (10.9 mi) and 17 stations.
  • Purple & white. Line 2 or Meikō Line. It’s 6.0 km (3.7 mi) long and has 7 stations.
  • Blue Line. It’s the Meitetsu Inuyama Line. 21.4 km (13.3 mi) long and 13 stations. Line 3 or Tsurumai Line, 20.4 km (12.7 mi) and 20 stations. Meitetsu Toyota Line, 15.2 km (9.4 mi) long and 8 stations. Meitetsu Mikawa Line, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) long and 2 stations.
  • Red Line. It’s Line 6 or Sakura-dōri Line. 19.1 km (11.9 mi) long and 21 stations
  • Pink Line. It’s Meitetsu Komaki Line, 18.3 km (11.4 mi) long and 13 stations. Another Meitetsu Komaki Line 2,3 kms extension with 2 more stations.
    Line 7 or Kamiiida Line, 0.8 km (0.50 mi) long with 2 stations.

  • The Meijo line is a loop since October 2004 and connects the major stations of Kanayama, Kamimaezu, Motoyama & Yagoto.

    Schedule and frecuency

    Most lines start at 05:00am and finish about 00:00 am.

    Fares and tickets

    Prices on the Nagoya subway start from 200 yen for 1 zone adults with a maximum fare of 320 yen for 5 zones adults. It’s possible to buy one-day passes for a day of unlimited rides on city buses and the subway (which costs ¥850 for both bus and subway, or ¥740 for just the subway).There is also the Donichi Eco Kippu ticket (¥600), which allows unlimited rides on city buses and the subway on weekends, public holidays, and the eighth of each month (Environmental Conservation Day).
    The Yurika pre-paid card.

      Zone 1

    • Adult costs ¥200
    • Child costs ¥100
      Zone 2

    • Adult costs ¥230
    • Child costs ¥120
      Zone 3

    • Adult costs ¥260
    • Child costs ¥130
      Zone 4

    • Adult costs ¥290
    • Child costs ¥150
      Zone 5

    • Adult costs ¥320
    • Child costs ¥160

    Curious facts

    Nagoya Station is the world’s largest train station by floor area

    There is a car only for woman during rush hours, 8am-9am, on the Higashiyama Line through Sakae, Fushimi to Nagoya Station.

    Hatchii is Nagoya Municipal Subway’s mascot, and his first appearance was in August 1, 2002.

    Connection to the airport

    Nagoya’s airports are Chūbu Centrair International Airport (NGO), on the artificial island off shore of Tokoname, and Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport, NKM).
    There are high speed Meitetsu express trains to Chubu International Airport from Nagoya Station (30 mins), Kanayama Station (25 mins) and Jingu-mae.