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.

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).

Palma de Mallorca metro

Palma de Mallorca has a new metropolitan railway system. Its first trip was in April, 2007. The system is connected to T1, T1e, T2 and T3 train lines. Is the fifth metro system to open in Spain.

  • Known as: metro
  • System length: 16 km
  • Number of lines: 2
  • Number of stations: 15
  • Top speed: 100 km/h
  • Website: www.trensfm.com, www.tib.org
  • Operator: Servicios Ferroviarios de Mallorca
  • Average ridership: 1,5 millions
  • Start of operation: April 25, 2007

Palma de Mallorca metro: lines and stations

M1 Line: It is 7,2 km length, has 9 stops and it goes from Plaza de España to UIB.
Stations: Estación Intermodal de Plaza España (Intermodal Station of Plaza España), Jacinto Verdaguer, Son Costa – Son Fortesa, Son Fuster Vell, Gran Vía Asima, Son Castelló, Camí dels Reis, Son Sardina, Universidad de las Islas Baleares (Universitiy of Balearic Islands)

M2 Line: It is 8,35 km long, has 9 stops and it goes from Plaza de España to Marrachí.
Stations: Estación Intermodal de Plaza España, Jacinto Verdaguer, Son Costa – Son Fortesa, Son Fuster, Virgen de Lluc, Pont d’Inca, Pont d’Inca Nou, Polígono de Marratxí, Marratxí

Schedule and frequency:

It operates from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm. Trains run every 15 min between 6:30am to 10:30am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm and every 30 min in the rest of the day. The service stops on weekends, except for line 1 that runs every 30 min.

Palma de Mallorca metro rates:

All the tickets need to be validated first. The cost does not change according to the distance.

  • Single Ticket: valid for one trip: 1,55€
  • Round Trip Ticket: valid for two trips in the same day: 3,10€
  • T-20: valid for 20 trips in 120 days: 16,55€ (0,83€ per trip)
  • T-40: valid for 40 trips in 45 days: 4,85€ (0,62€ per trip)
  • There is also a Tarjeta Intermodal (card) that provides benefits to citizens.

CURIOUS FACTS

Palma de Mallorca Metro is the smallest metro in Spain, it is just 16km length and has 15 stations. It also has the most expensive single ticket (1,55€) after Barcelona Metro.

Singapure Metro, MRT

Getting around Singapore is easy with the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). MRT is a modern system and covers almost all the interesting city areas for tourists.

Singapure’s Subway Lines, MRT

The SMRT has 4 lines:

North-South Line (Red Line or NS): Goes from Marina Bay Station to Jurong east via station Forests.
It has 25 stations and 44 kms long.

East-West Line (Green Line or EW): Goes from station Pasir Ris to Joo Koon. There are 35 stations and 43 kms.


Singapore subway maps, red and green lines, MRT


Singapore subway maps, red and green lines

Linea NE (North East Line, Purple): Communicate Punggol with HarboutFront. It has 16 stations and 20 kms.


Singapore subway maps, purple line, MRT


Singapore subway maps, purple line, MRT

Circular Line: CC (Circle Line, Yellow): it goes from Dhoby Ghaut Station to Marymount. It has 31 stations and 36 kms.


Singapore subway maps, circular line, MRT


Singapore subway maps, circular line, MRT

Important:

It’s not allowed to smoke, eat, drink, introduce flammable, …

Schedule

The hours of operation are from 5:30 am to 00:30 pm.
Frequency: 2.5 to 8 minutes depending on the line and time of day.

Price

Fares range from 1 to 3SGD way.

Saving on the Metro of Singapore: by the EZ-Link card or the Singapore Tourist Pass.

Helsinki Metro

The rapid transit of Helsinki is the only one in Finland. It consists of a single line with 17 stations.
The line splits into two branches in the Itäkeskus station.
The first branch continues to the Mellunmäki station in the north and the second reaches Vuosaari in the eastern suburbs.
In total there are 21 kms of tracks of which 4.9kms circulate in tunnels in the city center.
The journey between Mellunmäki or Vuosaari and Ruoholahti last about 20 minutes.
It’s operated by Helsinki City Transport (HKL)

Complementing the metro there area a tram system, a network of suburban trains, buses and two ferry lines.

  • Lines: 1
  • Stations: 17
  • Length: 21kms (13.1 mi)
  • Operated by: Helsinki City Transport (HKL)
  • Passengers/year: 62 millions
  • Opening: 1982

Helsinki metro lines and stations

    Ruoholahti – Itäkeskus:

  • Ruoholahti
  • Kamppi
  • Central Railway Station
  • Kaisaniemi
  • Hakaniemi
  • Sörnäinen
  • Kalasatama
  • Kulosaari
  • Herttoniemi
  • Siilitie
  • Itäkeskus

    Itäkeskus – Mellunmäki: (North Branch)

  • Itäkeskus
  • Myllypuro
  • Kontula
  • Mellunmäki

Itäkeskus – Vuosaari: (East Branch)

  • Itäkeskus
  • Puotila
  • Rastila
  • Vuosaari
  • Schedule and frecuency

    Helsinki Metro timetable is Monday to Saturday: 5:30am to 11:30pm, Sundays: 6:30am to 11:30pm.
    Journey duration is about 23 minutes. Frequency of the trains varies from 5 minutes from Ruoholahti to Itäkeskus in normal hours,
    to 4 minutes during weekday peak times. Frequency from Itäkeskus to Mellunmäki/Vuosaari varies from 10 minutes in normal hours,
    to 8 minutes during weekday peak times.

    Metro working hours will be two more hours on Friday to Saturday nights and from Saturday to Sunday nights.
    There will be a train very 20 minutes on both directions between 11.30pm and 1.30am.

    Fares and Tickets

      Single ticket, depending on how you get your ticket the prices is:

    • Ticket machine: 2,20€
    • From a bus, train or tram: 2,80€
    • With mobile phone: 2,20€
    • Night-time single ticket (2.00am to 4.30am): 5,00€
    • Two-hour ticket: 3,80€
    • Suomenlinna ticket 12h: 5,00€

      1 – 7 days ticket from the machine

    • 1 day: 8,00€
    • 2 days: 12,00€
    • 3 days: 16,00€
    • 4 days: 20,00€
    • 5 days: 24,00€
    • 6 days: 28,00€
    • 7 days: 32,00€

      Personal season ticket 14-366 days:

    • 14 days: 24,00€
    • 30 days: 45,90€

      Multi-user season ticket:

    • 14 days: 47,90€
    • 30 days: 91,70€

      Value tickets

    • From vehicle: 1,90€
    • At night: 4,00€

    Helsinki suburban train

    From Helsinki’s Central Railway Station connected to the Rautatientori/Järnvägstorget metro station
    three suburban train lines function every 10-20 minutes. These 3 lines are Tikkurila-Kerava-Riihimäki, Leppävaara-Espoo-Karjaa
    and the line to Vantaankoski.

    Curious facts

    The Helsinki Metro trains are orange color. It is the only one Metro en Finland and is very modern as it was opened in 1982.

    Connection to the Airport

    International Helsinki Airport is 12 miles north of Helsinki’s downtown area. The easiest way to get to Helsinki from the airport
    is to take the HSL bus 615. The bus runs every 10-20 minutes between 06:30 and 00:30 on weekdays (Sat 07:00-1:00, Sun 06:05-00:30).
    The suburban train line to Vantaankoski is also being extended to get to the airport.

    Belo Horizonte Metro

    Belo Horizonte’s metro was opened in August 1986 and was one of the first metropolitan railroads in Brazil.
    It serves an area with a population of about 5 million people and 215 thousand people use it daily.
    It only has 1 line in operation with 20 stations. There are two more lines projected.
    In 2008, 52 million people used this transport system.

    • Type: Metro/Metropolitan railroad
    • Opening: August, 1986
    • Lines: 1
    • Stations: 20
    • Max. speed: 80 km/h
    • Average speed: 50 km/h
    • Passengers/day: 215 thousand
    • Operator: CBTU/Metrô BH

    Lines and stations

    Belo Horizonte’s metro currently has 1 single line operational. There are a total of 20 stations in 30kms.
    This line, the red line, starts in El Dorado and reaches Vilarinho. Stations:
    El Dorado, Cidade Industrial, Vila Oeste, Gameleira, Calafate, Carlos Prates, Lagoinha, Central, Santa Efigenia, Santa Tereza, Horto, Santa Ines, Jose Candido de Silveira, Minas Shopping, Sao Gabriel, Primeiro de Maio, Waldomiro Lobo, Floramar, Vilarinho.

    Line 2 or pink line. It is a projected line. It will be 16,5 kms length.
    It will go from Calafate to Barreiro station and will have 6 stations.

    Line 3 or green line. This line is projected.
    It is estimated that will be approximately 12.5 kms length . It will go to Pampulha Regional Airport from Savassi.

    Schedule and frequency

    Line 1 runs every day, between 05:45 and 23:00. Journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
    It runs every 5-7 minutes at peak times and 13 minutes off-peak. On weekends the frequency is 15 minutes.

    Tickets

    • 1 travel (Bilhete unitário): 1.80R$
    • 10 travels ticket: 16.20R$

    Caracas Metro

    The Caracas Metro is an underground railway that opened in 1983 with 6.7 km. The Metro is combined with a surface transportation network called Metrobus, a bus that leave from subway stations and complement the service allowing to reach areas of the city where the subway does not reach. This binomial is known by the name of Metro-Metrobus system and in charge of its construction, operation and exploitation is C. A. Metro de Caracas

    Currently there are four lines in service, which includes a total of 44 stations and 54.2 kilometers and transport over 2,000,000 passengers per day. Line 3 has two branches and therefore have four terminal stations, although one may think they are two separate lines, Caracas Metro officially see it as only one.

    Caracas Metro Lines

    There are currently four metro lines lines with a total of forty-four stations and some 55 kilometers of network and one another one under construction for 2015.

    • Line 1- PROPATRIA-PALO VERDE, this line is the oldest in the Caracas Metro System, crosses the city from west to east and has an extension of 20.36 kilometers, with 22 stations. Daily transports 1.200.000 passengers.
    • Line 2- LAS ADJUNTAS / ZOOLÓGICO/ EL SILENCIO, opened in 1987, has 17.8 kilometers of length and 13 stations. Transports approximately 250,000 passengers daily.
    • Line 3- PLAZA VENEZUELA / EL VALLE,
      opened in 1994, is 4.38 kilometers long and has 4 stations. Carries approximately 120,000 passengers daily. In addition, in 2006 began the extension of this line 3 with the stretch-La Rinconada Valley, which can integrate the inhabitants of the Valle del Tuy with the Caracas Metro. It has an extension of 5.9 km from the station El Valle to station Simon Bolivar from where the rail to the Valle del Tuy departs.
    • Line 4- CAPUCHINOS-ZONA RENTAL this branch operates as an extension of Line 2 and carries approximately 40,000 passengers daily. It opened in 2006, and covers an area of 5.5 kilometers with four stations.

    Future expansions:

    The extension of Line 4 to the east is under construction with a distance of 6.3 km comprising the journey from station Zona Rental to station East Park. Are also projected lines 5 and 6. Line 5 (Zona Rental – Waraira Repano) to start operating in 2015, with 14.3 kms and 10 stations.

    Major stations:

    Because of its location in the center of the city and its confluence with Line 1, and connections to Lines 3 and 4 (this last one through a parallel station: Zona Rental Station) Plaza Venezuela Station has the largest number of passengers.

    Metro Opening Hours

    It works from 05:30 am to 23.00 p.m

    Frequency step

    Is 1 ½ minutes at peak hours and on Sundays and holidays the frequency is between 4 and 6 minutes.

    Fares and Tickets

    • Single: a journey in Metro without limit of stations. The ticket costs 1.5 Bs
    • Integrated: a journey in Metro and a journey in Metrobus without limit of stations. The ticket costs 1.5 Bs.
    • Return Ticket: dos journeys in Metro without limit of stations. The ticket costs 3 Bs..
    • Multipass: ten Metro journeys without limit of stations. The ticket costs 13,5Bs and is orange coloured.
    • Integrated Multipass: ten Metro journeys or ten Metrobus journeys without limit of stations. The ticket costs 13,5Bs.
    • Students Multipass: Exclusively for people between 4 and 35 years old who study in the area of influence of the service of the Caracas Metro.
    • MetroCard: you have to buy the card (card price is 5BS), and can be recharged with 20, 30 and 40 runs. Nothing more can be recharged the same method that was used the first time, that is, if you recharge for the first time with 20 trips should continue recharging with 20 trips. To be able to recharge, you must exhaust all travel there in it.

    Airport

    International Airport Caracas Simon Bolivar or as it is known, Maiquetia is Venezuela’s main airport and is located 26 km north of Caracas.

    Every 30 minutes leaves a shuttle bus to downtown Caracas, this Bus service to Caracas-Maiquetia-Caracas goes straight to Central Park (opposite the Tacagua Bldg) and travel time to the center is about 40 minutes.The buses run from 06:00 a.m. to until 21.00horas. The authorized rate is 30.00 Bs.

    Bus stops are located in the Public Area, Level 2, center of the hallway, in the domestic terminal of the airport. The public bus makes stops at Black Cat Metro Station, Plaza O ‘Leary, Plaza Miranda, El Silencio, Metro Station Fine Arts and Central Park, final stop.

    Miami Metrorail

    Miami Transit System: Overview

    Miami city has an elevated rapid transit system called Metrorail. Such system is currently composed of two lines of 23 stations.
    It runs from Kendall through South Miami, Coral Gables and downtown Miami to the Civic Center/Jackson Memorial Hospital area; and to Brownsville, Liberty City,
    Hialeah and Medley in northwest Miami-Dade, with connections to Broward and Palm Beach counties at the Tri-Rail/Metrorail transfer station.

    The 23 accessible Metrorail stations are about one mile apart from each other, providing easy access for bus riders, pedestrians and passengers.
    Metrorail has a free complement system: Metromover which circulates in Downtown Miami from Omni to Brickell.
    In addition, Metrobus connects with Metrorail and Metromover. Metrobus offers a countywide means of transportation.
    It runs from Miami Beach to West Miami-Dade and from the Middle Keys to Broward Boulevard.

    General info

    • Metrorail is known as: The Metro.
    • Dimentions: The cars are 75 feet long and 10 feet wide. Each car can hold up to 166 passengers, 76 seated and 90 standing.
    • System length: 24.4 miles of standard gauge track.
    • Nº lines: 2 lines; Green Line and Orange Line.
    • Nº stations: 23 Stations.
    • Speed: a top design speed of over 70 mph. An average speed of 31 mph.
    • Official Website: http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/metrorail.asp
    • Operator: Miami-Dade Transit (MDT), a departmental agency of Miami-Dade County.
    • Average daily ridership: 66,000 passengers.
    • Start of operation: May 21st of 1984 the tracks between Dadeland South station and Overtown.

    Metrorail: System lines and stations

    Green line Stations

    Palmetto, Okeechobee, Hialeah, Tri-Rail, Northside, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, Brownsville, Miami International Airport, Earlington Heights, Allapattah, Santa Clara, Civic Center,
    Culmer, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Government Center, Brickell, Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, Douglas Road, University, South Miami, Dadeland North, Dadeland South.

    Orange line Stations
    Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, University, Douglas Road, Coconut Grove, Vizcaya, Brickell, Government Center, Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre, Culmer, Civic Center,
    Santa Clara, Allapattah, Earlington Heights, Miami International Airport

    Miami Metro schedule and frequency

    • Metrorail schedule and frequency: it operates from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. every 5 minutes during peak hours, every 8 minutes during the day, and 15 to 30 minutes after 6 pm every day.
    • Metromover schedule and frequency: It operates from 5:00 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Trains arrive frequently.

    Miami Metro Rates

    • 1 metrorail trip: USD 2
    • Disabilities and students: USD 1
    • Transfer from metrorail to metrobus and metromover: USD 0.50
    • Passport for 7 days: USD 24.00
    • The monthly pass: USD 100
    • Transfer free between the Orange and Green lines at any station serving both lines as long as you remain within the Metrorail paid area.

    The ticket vending machines (TVMs) that sell Easy Cards and Easy Tickets are found in all rail stations.

    Metrorail Connection with the airport

    Metrorail trains run from Dadeland South Metrorail station to either the new MIA Metrorail station (Orange Line) or the Palmetto Metrorail station (Green Line).
    Since the Grand Opening of the spectacular Miami International Airport Station and the launching of the Orange Line, Metrorail has become the most affordable choice for getting to and from the airport.