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.


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.

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.

Kazan Metro

Kazan Metro is a great way to travel throughout the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. Plans to build Kazan Metro began in 1979 shortly after population of the city grew to more than one million, which is a Soviet prerequisite for a metro to be built in a city. However, it wasn’t until 1997 that construction of the first station actually came to fruition due to both financing and political setbacks.

On August 27,2005 Kazan Metro was finally opened for use. The initial infrastructure included five stations built in underground tunnels. The initial construction was also atypically slow due to lack of funding, but later improved as resources were allocated to increase the rate of construction. The Metro, as of January, 2016, now consists of ten stations and stretches over almost 16 kilometers. Modern security systems have been installed at each station to ensure the safety of passengers as they use the transit system. Kazan Metro also boasts one of the most modern transit systems in Russia; having been developed at St. Petersburg NII Scientific Research Institude. Design of the system has been developed by Iconics UK. Its system is capable of tracking the movement of each train along the line as well as station equipment conditions and railway track conditions.

The rolling stock was designed by Vagonmash as a co-op effort with Skoda Dopravni Technika of Plzen, Czech Republic. The traction drive units were designed by UniControls. Each train is made up of four cars; three tail cars and a head car and each train has a capacity of thirteen hundred people.

Information inside the Metro is available and communicated in English, Russian, and Tatar. Each station is covered in beautiful murals, which make a trip through the transit system worth it just to see the exquisitely unique platforms and walls.

Kazan Metro Lines and Stations

Kazan Metro has a single line that begins at Prospect Pobedy and travels through (in the following order) Gorki, Ametyevo, Sukonnaya Sloboda, Ploshchad Tukaya, Kremlyovskaya, Kozya Sloboda, Yashlek, Severny Vokzal, and arrives at Aviastroitelnaya.

Hours of Operation

Kazan Metro runs from 6:00 to 23:00, making it easy to travel in the evening as well as during the day. The system is surprisingly low-traffic, with trains coming every 5-7 minutes, meaning that ease and comfort of use is superb.

Ticket and Fare

Kazan Metro uses an electronic ticketing system. There are single day passes available (smart tokens) as well as smart cards (multi-use passes), which are valid to be used either for numerous trips or for a certain amount of time. The transit system offers discounts for retired individuals, students, and children. A single ride will cost you approximately 7 rubles.

Tehran Metro

Tehran (or Teheran), is one of the largest cities in Western Asia with more than 14 million people living in its metropolitan area.
To transport that huge amount of people Theran city’s public transportation system has buses, trains and metro.

  • Max speed: 80 km/h (50 mi/h)
  • Average speed: 45 km/h (28 mi/h)
  • Number of lines: 5 built lines
  • Number of stations: 69
  • Passengers/day: 2 millions
  • Annual ridership 459.1 millions (2008)
  • System length: 74.5 km (46.3 mi)
  • Website: http://metro.tehran.ir/

Tehran Metro lines and stations

Thought the idea of a metro system in Tehran started in 1970s, it wasn’t until 2001
that the first two of the eight projected metro lines were operational. Currently, there are 5 operative lines.

  • Line 1: the red line: 26 stations and 17.5 miles (28.1 kms) long. Goes North to South from Tajrish to Kahrizak.
    Stations: Tajrish, Gheytariyeh, Shahid Sadr, Gholhak, Dr Ali Shari’ati, Mirdamad, Shahid Haghani, Shahid Hemmat, Mosalla, Shahid Beheshti, Shahid Mofatteh, 7th of Tir, Taleghani, Darvazeh Dowlat, Saadi, Imam Khomeini, 15th of Khordad, Khayam, Molavi, Shush, South Terminal, Khazaneh, Ali Abad, Javanmard-e-Ghassab, Shahr-e-Rey, Bagher Shahr, Shahed, Haram-e-Motahar, Kahrizak
  • Line 2: the blue line: 19 stations and 12.7 mi (20.4 kms) long. Goes East to West from Sadeghieh to Farhang Sara.
    Stations: Sadeghieh (Tehran), Tarasht, Sharif University, Azadi, Shahid Navvab-e Safavi, Meydan-e Hor, Imam Ali University, Hasan Abad, Imam Khomeini, Mellat, Baharestan, Darvazeh Shemiran, Imam Hossein, Shahid Madani, Sabalan, Fadak, Golbarg, Sarsabz, Elm-o-Sanat University, Shahid Bagheri, Tehran Pars, Farhang Sara
  • Line 3: the light blue line: It will have 22 stations as is currently under construction. When the line is finnished it will be 32.3 kms long .
    It goes Northeast to Southwest from Farhang to Sara.
    Stations: Shahid Beheshti, Mirzay-e Shirazi, Dr Fatemi, Meydan-e Vali Asr, Vali Asr, Imam Ali University, Moniriyeh, Razi, Rah Ahan, Javadiyeh, Qal’eh Morghi, Azadegan
  • Line 4: The yellow line: currently, just 13 stations of the 22 planned are operational. Goes from Shahrak Ekbatan to Shahid Kolahdooz.
    It will be 12mi (20kms) long.
    Stations: Shahrak Ekbatan, Bime, Meydan-e Azadi, Ostad Moein, Doctor Habib-o-llah, Azadi, Tohid, Enghelab, Vali Asr, Ferdowsi, Darvazeh Dowlat, Darvazeh Shemiran, Shohada Square, Sheykh-o-raeis, Nabard, Shahid Kolahdooz
  • Line 5: The green line: it’s 7 stations and 25.8 mi (41,5kms) long. This line connects Golshahr to Sadeghieh.
    Stations: Golshahr, Mahdasht, Karaj, Atomosfer, Garmdare, Vardavard, Iran Khodro, Chitgar, Azadi Stadium, Ekbatan, Sadeghieh
  • Lines 6 and 7: under construction.

Schedule and frecuency

Red Line: Travel Duration: 69 minutes. Distance: 39 Kms. Open from 05:30 to 22:30

Blue Line: Travel Duration: 47 minutes. Distance: 30 Kms. Open from 05:30 to 22:30

Yellow line: Travel Duration: 40 minutes. Distance: 21 Kms. Open from 05:30 to 22:30

Green line. Travel Duration: 52 minutes. Distance: 42 Kms. Open from 05:30 to 23:05

Fares and Tickets

The price of a journey is 4500 Rls., more or less USD 0.20$. Seniors do not have to pay.
They also have Seasonal and Stored value cards. Seasonal expire after an amount of time and Stored values are rechargeable.

Curious facts

Women that dont want to travel with men can choose a reserved car where men are not allowed.

Connection to the Airport

Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport handles all international flights and is located 31 miles south of Theran. The best way to get
to the airport is by bus, by shuttle or by taxi.

Samara Metro

Samara, formerly known as Kuibyshev, is a city of about 1.2 million people in the east of the european part of Russia.
It is an industrial city. The area where most factories are is located in the Bezymianny suburb away from the central districts where workers live. In order to facilitate access to workers and decongest highways, in 1987 this system was inaugurated.

The Samara Metro, formerly known as Kuybyshev Metro consists of a single line with 10 stations and a route of 12.7 kilometers of bidirectional track. In russian the system is known as Samarskiy metropoliten. It is one of the smallest of Russia.

The system is managed by the municipal company Samarsky Metropoliten privatized by the Russian government in the 90s. The Samara Metro transports 44,000 passengers daily.

Samara metro lines and stations

The first phase of Samara metro stretched along a route of only 4 kms. The phase between Gagarinskaya Street and Pobeda Street was 6 kilometers. The impact of the collapse of the USSR was devastating for the Russian economy, leaving no funds many for projects, including the construction of this system.

Stations: Teatralnaya, Samarskaya, Alabinskaya, Rossiyskaya, Moskovskaya, Gagarinskaya, Sportivnaya, Sovetskaya, Pobeda, Bezymyanka, Kirovskaya, Yungorodok, Krylya Sovetov.

Like many other Russian systems, ie Yekaterinburg metro, it has a triangle design. There is only one line built, but there were 2 others planned:

Komsomolskaya line

It would stretch from Station Square to the Volga district, one of the “sleeping areas” of the city. This line circulates almost parallel to the shore of the Volga River and pass through many of the key areas of the city.

Zasamarskaya line

The line would start at the central bus station, then go to the Samara river and finally reach the district of Samara.

The project after all, had to be modified since the initial approach of building the system through the center of the city, needed the destruction of buildings with great historical value.

Samara metro hours

The Samara Metro operates from 5.30 to 24.00.

Fares and tickets

The cost of a ride is 12 rubles if you have a card transport and 15 if you pay with tokens. If you carry luggage the ticket would cost 23 rubles.

There are monthly cards that cost 100 rubles. Students card is 75 rubles.

There are users who can travel free, ie children under 7 years accompanied by adults, Heroes of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation, honorary citizens, …

Curious facts

Each of Samara metro stations is designed by the best architects of the city. Samara metro has really beautiful stations as the Moskovskaya station decorated with red and yellow fixtures, or Gagarinskaya station with beautiful columns. Gagarinskaya station is named in honor of the first person who “flew” out in space Yury Gagarin Alekseevich.

Interesting links

Samara transports map

Shangahi Metro

The Shanghai Metro transit system incorporates both subway and light metro lines. Since 1995, this metro has become one of the fastest-growing, the third longest and the fifth busiest rapid transit systems in the world, with several lines under construction at the moment.

  • Known as: metro
  • System length: 437 km
  • Number of lines: 12
  • Number of stations: 292
  • Average ridership: 6.69 million per day
  • Website:www.shmetro.com
  • Operator: Shanghai No.1-No.4 Metro Operation Company
  • Start of operation: April 10, 1995.

Lines and stations

  • Line 1: From Fujin Road to Xinzhuang (28 stations)
  • Line 2: From East Xujing to Pudong International Airport (30 stations)
  • Line 3: From North Jiangyang Road to Shanghai South Railway Station (29 stations)
  • Line 4: From Yishan Road to Yangshupu Road (26 stations)
  • Line 5: From Xinzhuang to Minhang Development Zone (11 stations)
  • Line 6: From Gangcheng Road to Oriental Sports Center (28 stations)
  • Line 7: From Meilan Lake to Huamu Road (32 stations)
  • Line 8: From Shiguang Road to Aerospace Museum (30 stations)
  • Line 9: From Songjiang South Railway Station to Middle Yanggao Road (26 stations)
  • Line 10: From Xinjiangwancheng to Hongqiao Railway Station (31 stations)
  • Line 11: From North Jiading to Jiangsu Road (20 stations)
  • Line 12: From Jinyun Road to Jinshajiang Road (5 stations)

Schedule and frequency

It operates from 5:00 am to 12 am and the trains run every 3 min.


The average fares range from 3 yuan for journeys under 6 km to 10 yuan for journeys over 6 km (it uses a distance based fare system)

Curious facts

A serial number is placed on each vehicle, consist of 5 or 6 digits (the first two numbers are production year, middle two are the sequential number of cars of the same platform and the last numbers are the type of train). This number is assigned during production and is unique for that vehicle.

Suzhou Subway

The Suzhou Rail Transit (SRT) (in Chinese 苏州轨道交通) has just 1 subway line complete (Line 1).
This line started to run on April 28, 2012. A second line is under construction and planned to open by 2013.
Also, two more lines are planned to be completed on 2020. The entire system will be 140 km long and it will have around 107 stations.

  • Known as: Subway
  • Number of vehicles: 21
  • Speed: average speed of trains is around 35 km/h
  • System length: 25.75 km
  • Number of lines: 1 finished line, 1 in construction and 2 lines in project.
  • Number of stations: 24
  • Website: www.sz-mtr.com
  • Operator: SZ-Transit / 苏州轨道交通
  • Air condition: yes
  • Start of operation: recently opened in April 28, 2012.

Lines and stations

  • Line 1: (runs from east to west) It goes from Mudu, in western Suzhou, to Zhongnan Street in Suzhou Industrial Park. It is 25 km long and has 24 stations.
  • Line 2: (in construction) it will start from Beijing-Shanghai Fast Railway Station and it will go southward to South Outer Ring Road in Wuzhong Economic Development Zone. It is 27 km long and has 22 stations.

Schedule and frequency

The subway start running at 5:00 and its last travel is at 23:00. Frecuency of Suzhou Subway is 5 minutes.


The prices of the tickets range from 2 to 6 yuan (95 US cents) depending on the distance of the trip.

  • 2-6 km: 2 yuan
  • 6-16 Km: 1 yuan added for each 5 km.
  • 16-30 Km: 1 yuan for each 7 Km.
  • Above 30 Km: 1 yuan for each 9 Km.

There are beneficial policies on ticket prices in disabled or blind persons, students and passengers over 70.
There is a 5% discount in the price of the ticket to all the passengers who take Suzhou Traffic Cards, Educational E-Cards and Citizen Cards.

Going to the airport

“Sunan Shuofang International Airport” is the nearest airport to Suzhou in southern Jiangsu Province.
It is located at 22 km (14 mi) northwest of Suzhou.

Sapporo Subway

Sapporo Metro: General Information

The Sapporo Subway (Sapporo-shi-Chikatetsu) is the fourth Japanese subway and it was naugurated in 1971, in time for the Winter Olympics 1972. It was the first metro in the world to use a central rail guide wheels with neumatic system that makes it the most silent and clean underground in the world. It is operated by the Sapporo City Bureau.

Currently the system has three metro lines, Namboku, Tozai and Toho, with a length of 48 kms and 49 stations and an influx of about 210 millions travelers per year. Sapporo public transport also counts with a tram line 8.5 km long serving southwest of the city and crosses the Susukino subway and a bus line.

Sapporo Metro Lines

The Sapporo Metro network consists of 3 lines with 48 km long and 49 stations.

  • Namboku Line or Green Line, was inaugurated in 1971, runs from Makomanai to Asabu, north to south of the city. It has a length of 14.3 km and 16 stations. Its stations carry the letter N followed by a number.
  • Tozai Line Orange Line, was inaugurated in 1976 with the passage from Shin Sapporo until Miyanosawa, from east to west. It has 20.1 km and 19 stations. The stations are represented by the letter T followed by a number.
  • Toho Line, Blue Line, was inaugurated in 1988, with a north to south route. After successive extensions were reached currents 13.6 Km of length and 14 stations. It runs from Sakaemachi to Fukuzumi Station and this line runs parallel to Nanboku Line in the center of the city.

At the moment there are no plans for new lines or extensions.

Most important stations:

The subway Central Station is the Odori.

In Odori and Susukino stations there is tram connection from outside.

Opening Hours

The metro is open from 06:15 a.m until 24:00 hours.

Frequency Step

Trains run every 3-4 minutes during the morning rush hour, every 5 minutes during the evening rush hours and every 5-7 minutes during the rest othe day.

Fares and Tickets

The single ticket prices vary from ¥ 200 to ¥ 360, depending on the distance traveled. The day passes and discounted passes can be purchased at vending machines.

  • "With You Card" is a prepaid card that can be used for routes within the city by metro, tram and bus offered by JR Hokkaido Bus, Chuo Bus and Jotetsu Bus. There are five options: ¥ 1,000, from ¥ 3,000, for ¥ 5,000 and 10,000 yen for adults and ¥ 1,000 for children. All cards can be purchased at vending machines.
  • 1 Day Card offers unlimited travel on the metro, tram and bus regular city routes operated by Chuo Bus, JR Hokkaido and Jotetsu Bus companies on the day of purchase. The price is ¥ 1000 yen for adults and ¥ 500 for children. There is also a card only for one day on the subway and costs ¥ 800 for adults and ¥ 400 for children. The cards can be purchased at ticket machines and station offices.
  • Donichika-Ticket is the same as the One day card for metro but only for use on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. It costs ¥ 500 for adults and ¥ 250 for children, and can be purchased at the ticket machines and station offices.


New Chitose International Airport serves the Sapporo metropolitan area and is located five kilometers from the city of Chitose.

New Chitose International Airport can be reached by JR Hokkaido Chitose line. Fast trains operate to and from Sapporo Station (Sapporo Station is the starting and ending point for the express JR Hokkaido) and the journey takes between 36-39 minutes and costs ¥ 1040.

Kuala Lumpur Metro

Kuala Lumpur metro lines are classified into different categories: the light rail transit, the commuter rails and the monorail. Although they call the metro "light rail" metro network is fully independent. So on, we will describe the two "light rail-metro" lines and the mono rail line. The three lines are operated by two different companies, Rapid KL and KL Monorail.

Kula Lumpur Metro Lines

Currently there are three lines:

  • LRT 1 AMPANG LINE, formerly known as STAR (Transit System Aliran Ringan). It is an elevated metro system.Construction began in 1993 and was developed in the following stages:
    • Dec 1996 stretch Sultan Ismail – Ampang (12 km)
    • July 1998 stretch Chan Sow Lin – Sri Petaling (southern branch)
    • Dec 1998 the northern branch to Sentul Timur

    The total lenght os this line is 27 kms, with 25 stations, 17 at the street level and y 8 elevated. Of this 27 kms, a total of 17.6 kms of track are without level crossings and 9.4kms of tracks are elevated between Sultan Ismail and Rakyat square.
    Trains can run at a maximun of 70 kms per hour although the average speed is 35 kms per hour. All the cars have air conditioning and in its first year of operations, 1999 transported 26 millions travellers.Operated by RAPID KL.

  • LRT 2 KELANA LINE; it is a 29 kms line with 23 stations. It is mostly an elevated metro, with a 4.4 kms underground section between  Masjid Jamek y Ampang Park.

    It was developed in the following stages:

    • Sept 1998 stretch Kelana-Jaya – Pasar Seni (14.1 km)
    • June  1999 stretch Pasar Seni – Terminal Putra (now called Gombak) (14.9 km)
    • April 2001 oppened KL Sentral station.
    • Dec 2010 it was added Sri Rampai station.
    • Operated since 2004 by RAPID KL, is one of the longest driverless metro systems in the world and has got a fleet of 35 air conditioned cars transporting around 35 million passengers per year.All stations are accesible for wheelchairs and have toilets and screen doors in the platforms in all the underground stations. Information is also given in english.

    It is an elevated monorail line wich began its construction in 1997. The initial section of the line by the north is 8.6 kms long with 11 stations, from Titiwangsa – KL Sentral.
    Driver trains run every 2-5 minutes at peak hour. The stations are built 10 metres above the ground and distance between stations vary from 600 to 1000 metres. Link with the existing LRT lines and it is operated by KL Monorail.

Metro Opening Hours:

The metro starts at 06.00 a.m and the last one will depend on the line. Generally between 23.30 y las 24.00. To make consultations per line check here: http://www.myrapid.com.my/rail/operating-hours.
Note: On holidays the last train leaves 30 minutes earlier and frequency of the trains is smaller.

Frequency Step

It varies from a line to another, depending on the day of the week, if it is rush hour, normal hour or night time. F.e; for the Kelana Jaya line it varies from 4 minutes in peak hour to 6 minutes in normal hours, and every 14 minutes from 22.00 hours till the closing. On Fridays and Saturdays there are more hours considered peak hours so frequency is bigger. Holidays frequency is smaller.

Tickets and Fares

Single Metro Ticket:

It works with tokens that can be purchased in the vending machines located at LRT and Monorail stations. Válids for a single trip only in the Ampang, Kelana. and monorrail lines. They have to be used the same day of the purchase.

My Rapid Card

There is a rechargeable card called MY RAPID CARD that allows holders the access to the trains without making queues.The card is passed when you enter and when you leave the station and discounts the amount of the trip. Válid in the Ampang and Kelana Jaya LRT Lines, as well as Monorail Lins. Can be purchased at LTR stations and Monorail Line Station and card price is MR20.

There are reduced tickets for people over 60 years, but only aplicated for Malasyan citizens. Similarly for other disabilities.


Kuala Lumpur is very well connected to the city center and also with the neighboring towns throught two train services: KLIA Transit Y KLIA Ekspress.

KLIA Transit are commuted trains with three quick stops in intermediate stations that run with a frequency of 30 minutes and take 35 minutes to make the transfer KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) -KL Sentral.

First service to the airport from KL Sentral starts at 04.33a.m and the last is at 00.03 a.m, and in the inverse direction KLIA to KL Sentral starts at 05.52 a.m the first service and at 01:03 a.m.the last one.

KLIA Ekspress operate every 15 minutes in the rush hour and every 20 minutes the rest of the time. The first train from the city center (KL Sentral) to the airport (KLIA) starts at 5.00am and the last at 00.30am. In the reverse direction, last train from KLIA is at 01:00a.m.. It circulates at a top speed of 160 kms per hour and the journey takes 28 minutes.No intermediate stops.

The fare for the adult ticket is RM35, and RM15 for children for both the service transit nor ekspress. Tickets are sold in stations.

Adana Metro

Adana is one of the largest and most populated cities in Turkey (population about 1,5M).
Adana Metro is a light metro line, known in the local language as Adana Metrosu.
It’s been under construction for about 20 years. Beginning of construction was in 1988. In March 2009 some
services were opened for what we understand it was a test of the system and after a little period Metrosu
was closed to be opened definitely in May 2010 with all metro sections fully operative.

Adana metro is a rapid transist with only one line and 13 stations that crosses Adana from North
to South along 13,9 kms. In some sections of the way, metrosu circulates underground, some others elevated and some others at ground level.

There is planned another line extension in the North East that will add 9,3 more kilometers to the system and 7 new stations.
They are also planning to reuse some old railway to expand the system with connections to a suburban rail.

  • Known as: Metrosu
  • Numbers of lines: 1
  • Number of stations: 13 (20 after the extension)
  • Length: 13,9 kms (23,2 after the extension)
  • Passengers/day: 21600 (per hour/per direction)
  • Operator: Adana Metropolitan Municipality
  • http://www.adana.bel.tr/metro.html
  • Max Speed: 80kms/hour

Adana Metro Lines and Stations

Journey Time is around 15-21 minutes.
Stations: Hastane, Anadolu Lisesi, Huzurevi, Mavi Bulvar, Yurt, Yeşilyurt, Fatih, Vilayet, İstiklal, Kocavezir, Hürriyet, Cumhuriyet, Akıncılar

Adana Metro: Hours of operation

6:00 to 21:00 from monday to saturday.


10 minutes in peak hours and 15 minutes rest of the time.

Another Adana Metro Map

Adana Metro Map
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Fares and tickets

  • Single ticket: 2TL
  • 2 Single tickets: 3.30TL
  • 4 Single tickets: 6.10TL

The also exists a smart card for 5TL, Kentkart, that reduce the price of the trips.
Children until the age of 6 years can use the system for free.