Guadalajara Metro

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and the capital of Jalisco. As in most cities with a rapid growth, traffic congestion had no other solution than building a light rail system that runs most of its route under the surface.

The Guadalajara metro system, is a light rail known as Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano that serves the entire metropolitan area of Guadalajara. The current system consists of 2 lines with 24 kms of route and 19 stations, of which 17 are underground.

The owner and operator of Guadalajara metro is SITEUR. The trains have a top speed of 70kms/h and an average speed of 35kms/h. Daily 240 thousand passengers use Guadalajara metro and nearly 90 million annually.

Lines and stations

Line 1

Line 1 was opened in 1989. It stretches from north to south between Periférico Norte and Periférico Norte terminals. Line 1 is 15.5 km long (6,6kms underground) and serves 19 stations, 7 of which are underground and 12 are at surface level. This line has 16 trains in service. The journey time is 63 minutes. Stations: Periférico Norte, Dermatológico, Atemajac, División del Norte, Ávila Camacho, Mezquitán, Refugio, Juárez, Mexicaltzingo, Washington, Santa Filomena, Unidad Deportiva, Urdaneta, 18 de Marzo, Isla Raza, Patria, España, Santuario Mártires de Cristo Rey and Periférico Sur

Metro Guadalajara map

Line 2

Line 2, which opened in 1994, runs from the center of Guadalajara to the east, from Juarez to Tetlán. It’s 8.5 kms long and serves 10 stations. This line runs all the way under the surface. The total journey time is 36 minutes. Stations: Juárez Guadalajara, Plaza Universidad, San Juan de Dios, Belisario Domínguez, Oblatos, Cristóbal de Oñate, San Andrés, San Jacinto, La Aurora, Tetlán

At peak times there are 20 trains in operation. 12 in line 1 and 8 on line 2.

Future expansions

Line 1 will add another 3 kms section to Auditorium in the north of Guadalajara.

Line 3 will be 21.5 kms long and will circulate from northwest to southeast, from Santa Fe in Tlajomulco, to Las Juntas where it will link line 1 on the Isla Raza station. The line will have elevated sections and some other underground. It’s planned to be opened in 2017. It will have 21 stations and 16.5 kms of route.

There are 2 more lines planned: line 4 (Ávila Camacho – Plaza Universidad) and Line 5 (Plaza Universidad – south).

Besides the electric light rail, Guadalajara has a system of pre-trains from Juárez station in line 2 subway to the bus terminal of Zapopan.

Frequency and hours

The Guadalajara light rail system operates from Monday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m..

At rush hour there is a train every five minutes on Line 1 and every three minutes and a half in line 2. In standard time, there is a train every 7-9 minutes on Line 1 and every 6-7 minutes on Line 2 .

Tickets and fares

The price of a single trip are $7 pesos. You can pay in cash with the exact amount or with smart cards and tickets transvales. With tickets transvales you can get 50% discount in the fate but they are only valid for students and seniors. The transfers between Macrobus and light rail cost $ 3.50 pesos if you pay with the smart card.

Smart cards (tarjetas electrónicas)

It is a prepaid card that you can recharge up to 200 pesos with which you get discounts on the normal fare. It costs 20 pesos with a preloaded trip.

Customized smart cards (Tarjeta Electrónica Personalizada)

With this card discounts of up to 50% are obtained. There are several modalities: student, child, teacher, elderly and disabled.

Accessibility

Guadalajara metro is ready to serve people with disabilities. There are scalators for people in wheelchairs, Braille plates and guides for walking sticks, also visually impaired can access the trains and statins with their guide dogs, …

Interesting links

Guadalajara light train in Google

Brescia Metro

Brescia Metro, officially known as Metropolitana di Brescia, is the rapid transit system operating in the Brescia city in Lombardy region of Italy. Brescia is the smallest city Europe to own a metro system. With the opening of the metro, the Brescia city got a timely, convenient and affordable mode of public transport.

Currently, the system has a single line and it connects 17 stations. The track is 13.7 km long. It is operated by a fully automated driverless train control technology. Trains can run at a maximum speed of 80 km/hour, though normally the speed is 30 km/hour. Brescia Mobilità S.p.A. monitors the operation of the system. Every day, around 44,100 people travel by Brescia Metro.

Historical Background

Brescia was in serious need of a rapid transit network. Being the fourth largest city in the northwest Italy and the home to a large number of inhabitants, the city was heavily under road traffic congestion problems.

The first initiative was taken in the 1980s when fully automated metro systems started operating in various European cities. A number of feasibility studies were undertaken all of which reported in favor of an automated light rail metro system. However, the project was terminated in 1996.

In later years, funding came from central and local governments. In 2000, an international tender for the construction of the first phase of a metro system was announced. It was won by a group of companies consisted of AnsaldoBreda, Ansaldo STS, Acciona and Astaldi. In April 2003 a contract worth € 575 million was signed. Construction work started in 2004 and the system began operation on 2nd March 2013. The system was built in a very cost-effective way.

Hours of Operation

Since 2nd March 2014, the system stays open from 5 AM to midnight, weekdays or weekends. On peak hours, a train comes every 4 minutes; on off-peak hours every 8-10 minutes. The frequency changes with the onset of winter and with the beginning of the academic year.

Metro brescia

You’ll get the details of train frequency here.

Lines and Stations

Brescia Metro line is spread from Prealpino in the northern part of the city to Sant´Eufemia-Buffalora in the southeastern part. A depot is located at near the Sant´Eufemia-Buffalora station. It takes about 30 minutes to complete a full journey on the line. However, this duration changes subject to variations in train frequency. Each station is built very near to the previous station as the city authority aims to reduce the use of automobiles.

The system has a deep level tube tunnel running under the city center. 8 of system’s stations (Marconi,Ospedale, Vittoria, San Faustino, Bresciadue, Stazione FS, Volta and Lamarmora) are located inside the tunnel whereas five others (Casazza, Prealpino, Europa,Mompiano and San Polo) are just below the surface level. Two stations (Sant’Eufemia – Buffalora and Sanpolino) are elevated. The remaining two (San Polo Parco and Poliambulanza) are built at the ground level.

Being close to the main shopping street and important squares in the city center area, Vittoria is the busiest station in the whole system. The Sant’Eufemia-Buffalora terminal is within city’s industrial and commercial belt. San Faustino is located in the historic parts of the city.

At present, 18 AnsaldoBreda Driverless Metro trains are put in operation. 14 of them are used regularly; 4 are kept in reserve. These vehicles are similar to those used in Copenhagen Metro. The trains are each 39 meters long, 2.65 meters wide having 3 cars. Each train has a capacity of 314 riders. With these vehicles and the set headway, currently, the metro system can carry maximum 8500 riders per hour in either direction. If needed, the authority has plans to increase the number of vehicles up to 40.

Expansion

It is only the beginning of a massive project that aims to connect the entire city and also nearby suburbs by a single subway network. The authority plans to build a 3.5 km long line between Fiera Exhibition Ground and Lamarmora Station. The line is going to cover a highly populated locality of the city. Another line is proposed between Inzino and Prealpino through the Trompia Valley region.

Fare and Ticket

The entire area of operation is divided into two zones and the fare is decided depending on the zones traveled. Brescia Municipality area constitutes zone 1. Nearby municipalities are covered under zone 2. A ticket for zone 1 costs € 1.40, for zone 1+2 is € 1.90. Aside from this ticket, passengers can also buy season tickets and passes. Tickets can be bought from the physical ticket sales points as well as using the Brescia Mobilità official app. A single ticket or pass can be used for both, metro as well as bus within Brescia Mobilità network.

Get more insight on the ticket and fare systems from here.

Facilities and Services

While using Brescia Metro, expect following services and facilities:

  • All the stations have platform screen doors. The platform floors are decorated with Pyramidal glass skylights.
  • Each train car reserves two seats for disabled persons.
  • The metro authority offers paid Park and Ride facility.
  • For passengers with strollers and wheelchairs, there are elevators in the stations. Some stations also have escalators.
  • Each train has the provision of manual operation to handle any emergency.
  • Ticket machines display instructions in 5 languages including English, German and Spanish.
  • The vehicles are more spacious than standard metro trains in order to ensure comfortable riding.

Rules

Going to ride Berscia Metro? Know the rules beforehand.

  • Passengers are not allowed to leave baggage unattended in the stations and also on the trains.
  • New passengers should get in the train only after all the current passengers get off.
  • Bikes are allowed on the trains only during the off-peak hours, weekends and holidays. Bikes should be placed at the carriages marked with bike sign.

Tips

Here are some tips to better use the Brescia Metro system.

  • Tickets have specific validity periods. Zone 1 tickets remain valid for 90 minutes and zone 1+2 tickets 100 minutes.
  • Only buying a ticket is not enough. You must validate it before every journey.

Tashkent Metro

Tashkent Metro is the first metro system, high-capacity public transport in Central Asia. There are only 2, the other one in the city of Almaty. This Metro is located in the modern city called Tashkent, which is the capital city of Uzbekistan. It’s serving the city since 1977. What makes this system singular is the really beautiful architecture of its stations and the depth of its stations. It’s a really shallow system.
Back in the time when USSR was still existing, this subway was the seventh subway built. It is composed of three lines, operating on more than 36 kilometers and counting 29 stations in its network.

Tashkent metro map

History of The Tashkent Metro

For the beginning of the Tashkent Metro one should look back in 1966 when a big earthquake (7.5 on the Richter) hit and destroyed much of the city. 2 years later, 1968, was the year of making plans for developing the metro project. The development was coordinated taking into account the climatic condition of this particular region. This project faced numerous economic and institutional difficulties, but design and construction teams were able to overcome them.

November 6, 1977, was the day when Tashkent Metro had its grand opening. Some extensions were made in the following years. In 1980 opened Buyuk Ipak Yo’li (formerly known as Maksim Gor’kiy), in 1984 A. Navoiy – Toshkent, in 1987 the line was extended to Tashkent – Do’stlik (former Chkalov), A. Navoiy – Chorsu in 1989, Chorsu – Beruniy in 1991. The latest was the opening of the section between Ming Urik and Shahriston (formerly known as Habib Abdullayev). There are plans for further extensions, and the lines are under construction. Also, there has been a deliberation to install a fourth line, called Sirghali Line, but this installation faced delay.
Today, the Tashkent Metro has over 162,000 passengers per day. Over 59 million people travel with Metro annually.

Tashkent Metro lines and stations

Tashkent Metro consists of three lines. That would be the Chilonzor Line, Uzbekistan Line, and Yunusobod Line.

Chilonzor Line (red line)

Opened in 1977 with the last extension in 1980. It consists of 12 stations. It is both the longest (15.5 km) and line with the most stations. The station names are Olmazor, Chilonzor, Mirzo Ulug’bek, Novza, Milliy bog’, Bunyodkor, Paxtakor, Mustaqillik Maidoni, Amir Temur xiyoboni, Hamid Olimjon, Pushkin and Buyuk Ipak Yo’li.

Uzbekistan Line (blue line)

The second line is 14.8 km long and serves 11 stations. The first station was opened in 1984. By 1991 Uzbekistan Line added ten more stations. This line begins from the northwest and ends in the southwest. The first station is Beruniy, then Tinchlik, Chorsu, G’afur G’ulom, Alisher Navoiy, O’zbekiston, Kosmonavtlar, Oybek, Toshkent, Mashinasozlar and Do’stlik in the southwest part of the city.

Yunusobod (green line)

The third line represents a connection between the northern districts and the airport. This line is still under construction, providing service on the first 6.4 kilometers. The opening of the first six of the nine stations was in 2001. The stations are Mingo’rik, Yunus Rajabiy, Abdula Quodirii, Minor, Bodomzor, and Shahriston, with stations Fayzulla Xo’jayev, Yunusobod, and Turkiston that are yet to open.

Lines Schedule

The Chilonzar line has has the most traffic. During day, at rush hour, frequency of service is 2 minutes. At night, frequency of services is 10 minutes. The average is 5 minutes.
The Chilonzor and Uzbekistan lines operate between 5:00 a.m. and midnight and Yunusobod is open between 6:00 a.m. and 23:00 p.m.

Fares and tickets

You can buy the tokens from token counters at every stations. Token costs 1,200 Uzbekistani Som (0,41 USD) at the moment. The tokens are plastic and blue colored. For those people with monthly passes and free riders exist a specific gate. Afganistan veterans and veterans of the World War II travel for free. Other free riders are police officers and transit employees.

Curious facts

Expect to see impressive architecture. Each station has a unique interior. They put passengers back in the Soviet era. Amazing artwork and fast transport are what makes tourists want to travel with metro.

There are no English signs, but it is still very straightforward. Some may still have trouble understanding the exit signs, and in that case security can help.

Photographs are forbidden.

There are always a few police officers on the platforms and at all entrances who check bags and visas. It is a very safe type of transport.

The trains are ancient, but the time didn’t do the damage. Stations are clean and the system works well. The Tashkent Metro is one of the fastest ways to commute in the city.

Inhabitants are polite. Uzbeks will offer their seat to women and older population.

Essen Standtbahn

Essen Standtbahn es la red de tren ligero que funciona en Essen, Gelsenkirchen y Mülheim an der Ruhr ciudades del estado federado de Renania del Norte-Westfalia en Alemania. El sistema está integrado en la red Stadtbahn del Rhin-Ruhr y es conocido localmente como U-Bahn.

At present, Essen Stadtbahn is operated through 3 lines, namely, U11, U17 and U18. Together they cover 45 stations. The track length is nearly 20 km. Essener Verkehrs-AG (EVAG), a public undertaking under Essen city authority, operates the lines in collaboration with transport companies of the other two cities.

Historical Background

After the World War II, planning started to construct an underground tramway as a solution to the road traffic congestion. It was later supposed to be upgraded to a U-Bahn system. The construction started in the early 1960s and the first section, an 8 km long track between the Essen inner city and Mülheim-Heißen was opened for revenue service on 28 May 1977. Further stations and lines were added subsequently and the system achieved its current length in September 2011.

Construction of the Essen Standtbahn was vital to facilitate connectivity within the Rhein-Ruhr region. As the system started operation,

  • Northern suburbs of Essen got easily connected to Gelsenkirchen.
  • Altenessen was directly connected to Mülheim and the Rhein-Ruhr-Zentrum.
  • Students got a convenient connection between Essen Hauptbahnhof and the University of Essen.

Hours of Operation

On weekdays, U-Bahn runs from 4:30 AM till 11 PM. On Saturdays, the system operates from 7 in the morning and on Sundays and holidays, from 8 in the morning. On weekdays, the headway is 10 minutes and on weekends and holidays 15 minutes.

Get the timetables for each line here.

Lines and Stations

The system is partly underground, partly elevated. 9.8 km of the total track lies at the underground level. This section runs under the city center area. The section between Berliner Platz and Essen Hauptbahnhof is covered by all three lines. Between Karl Platz and Berliner Platz, only U11 and U17 are operational. The areas between Bismarkplatz and Essen Hauptbahnhof are served by both U17 and U18. The rest of the sections have only one line.

U18 runs completely segregated from other lines and offers no transfer possibilities to any other mode of public transport. For the other two lines, only the elevated tram lines allow interchange. Passengers can transfer to other U-Bahn, tram, bus and railway lines.

The lines are numbered such a way that they indicate the type of transport (U-Bahn), the number of the area served (1 for Essen and Mülheim) and the number of the tram line (1, 7 and 8 respectively).

U11

This line serves as an important mode of transport between Gurga Park, Messe and Altenessen. There are total 23 stations along this line including: Messe, Rüttenscheid , Essen Hauptbahnhof , Altenessen, E-Karnap, GE-Buerer Strasse.

U17

The line connects Margarethenhoehe in the south of Essen to Karlsplatz in Altenessen. It is a relatively shorter line and connects only 17 stations. Main stations along the line are: Margarethenhöh, Holsterhausen, Essen Hauptbahnho, Berliner Platz, Karlsplatz

U18

It runs from Essen to Mulheim an der Ruhr. It is more of a rapid transit line with mostly above ground sections. Mülheim Hauptbahnhof is the most important station on this line offering transfer to Duisburg tram lines. Giving easy access to many of popular shopping areas of the region, the line got its nickname Shopping Line. It also runs through 17 stations including: Mülheim Hauptbahnhof, Ruhr-Zentrum , MH-Rhein, Essen Hauptbahnhof, Berliner Platz

Expansion

There are plans to expand the system further.

  • U17 may be extended after Margarethenhoehe another three new stations.
  • U11 may also be extended in the southern direction.
  • In place of high-floor trams, low-floor trams will be introduced.
  • Essen Stadtbahn, in near future, is going to connect to Düsseldorf International Airport.

Fare and Ticket

The fare of the system is calculated similarly to any other Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr transport system. There are fare slabs that vary with the distance traveled. For traveling up to 3 stations, passengers can use short distance tickets for 1.60 Euro each. For the entire city, there is the class A ticket, which costs 2.60 Euro. With class D ticket, a passenger can travel to any area within the VRR region. Children aged between 6 to 14 years pay the same fare, irrespective of the distance traveled.

VRR offers varied ticketing options including single journey tickets, day tickets, semester tickets, 7-day tickets etc. Tickets can be purchased either online or from ticket vending machines located at the stations. Remember, Stadtbahn drivers sell no tickets.

UBahnhof-Heissen-Kirche-2012

View details of Essen Stadtbahn’s fare calculation and ticket options here.

Facilities and Services

EVAG makes available some facilities and services in order to ensure better riding experience for the passengers.

  • The system is fully accessible. Even the high platforms are disabled-friendly.
  • Announcements are in German and English.
  • Ticket vending machines have instructions in English also.
  • All the stations and the trains have large displays of the system map.
  • For strollers, wheelchairs and bikes, the Standtbahn cars have reserved places.

Rules

To let the system function smoothly, the authority has set certain rules. These rules also apply to other EVAG transport systems.

  • A day ticket is valid from the time of purchase till 3 AM on the next day.
  • To buy tickets using your mobile, you have to register yourself in the EVAG database.
  • Smoking is generally prohibited on platforms and on the U-Bahn. To smoke while in the platform, you must go to the designated areas.

Tips

Here are few tips for an enjoyable journey through Essen Stadtbahn.

  • Rather buying single journey tickets multiple times, buy booklets of 4 single-journey tickets or 10 single journey tickets. You’ll be able to save on the fare price.
  • Before commencing your journey, it is better to check once the EVAG website for updates on any route change or cancellation.
  • If you are a tourist, interested to explore city’s attractions, buy an Essen Welcome card. You would be able to ride U-Bahn for free.

Connection to the airport

The nearest airport to Essen is Düsseldorf International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights from Dusseldorf,Germany and is 34 km from the center of Essen.
Another airport is Dortmund Airport which has international and domestic flights from Dortmund and is 50 km from Essen.

Rotterdam Metro

The Rotterdam metro was the first rapid transit system operated in the Netherlands. It started operating in 1968. This system serves to Rotterdam nearby cities like The Hague and Zoetermeer. The metropolitan area of Rotterdam has more than 1.1 million inhabitants. Rotterdam is one of the few dutch cities, along with Amsterdam, that have subway. Rotterdam metro is the Rotterdamse metro in dutch.

Originally there were two lines, the Noord – Zuidlijn (north to south line) later renamed to Erasmus Line and Oost – Westlijn (east to west), also renamed to Caland line (Calandlijn in Dutch), both in honor of illustrious Dutch citizens.

After December 2009 the Calandlijn line branched into what is now known as the A, B and C lines. This line went underground and parallel to the Nieuwe Maas river to the city center until Beurs where you could transfer to line E.

The system is operated by RET (Rotterdamse Elektrische Tram) that also manages other transport systems in the south of the Randstad: trams, buses and the Fast Ferry. Altogether 600,000 people travel by this transport network, where nearly half do so on the subway.

*Tip! If you come to sightsee, below we tell you how to save up to 250 euros on your stay and nearly free travel by underground, bus and tram!

Rotterdam: lines and stations

Rotterdam metro has a total of 5 lines, designated by a letter and a color that really helps you navigate its network.
The A, B and C lines, old Calandlijn line, serve Rotterdam from east to west.

  • Green Line or Line A. It circulate from Schiedam Centrum in the west to Binnenhof in the north, through Beurs. It has an extension of 17.2 kilometers and serves 20 stations.
  • Yellow line or line B. Route Schiedam Centrum – Nesselande, from west to east through Beurs stopping at 23 stations. The length of this line is 20,1kms.
  • Red line or C line. Links Southwest to east from the station De Terp to De Akkers, also through Beurs and stopping at 26 stations in its 30 kms of line.
  • Light blue line or line D. It’s the former Erasmus Line . It ranges from De Akkers to Rotterdam Central Station through Beurs. It’s 21 km long and server 17 stations.
  • Dark Blue line or line E. It runs from the station Central Railway in the Hague to Slinge in Rotterdam. It’s 27 kms long and serve 23 stations.
  • E Line or Blue Line operates between Rotterdam Centraal and Den Haag Centraal. It is an intercity line.

These lines serve the tourist areas of the city, so for sightseeing in Rotterdam is very interesting to use the subway.

Hours and frequency of service

In general we can say that the Rotterdam Metro operates from 05.30 until midnight.

A, B, and C lines trains have a frequency of 10 minutes, so the common trunk section can have a frequency of 3-4 minutes. In line D there is a train every 5 minutes between Centraal Station and Slinge and every 10 minutes to De Akkers. At peak hours the frequency of service is a bit higher.

Fares and tickets

Rotterdam city is part of the all-Netherlands zone system. Typically, all transport can be used using the same card, the OV-Chipkaart.
In line E the old Strippenkaart can be used, but will soon be permanently replaced by the OV-Chipkaart.

Tickets

Tickets that can be bought on buses and trams, from the driver:

  • RET 1 uur reizen – This ticket allows you to travel one hour by bus, tram and subway for 3 euros.

You can buy the following tickets at vending machines in metro stations and sales and information RET points:

  • 1 Day travel card – for bus, tram and metro for € 7.50. Children (4-11 years) and over 65 pay half price.
  • 2 Day travel card – for bus, tram and metro for € 12.50. Children (4-11 years) and over 65 pay half price.
  • 3 Day travel card – for bus, tram and metro for € 16.50. Children (4-11 years) and over 65 pay half price.
  • RET 2 uur reizen – for 2 hours unlimited travelling by bus, tram or metro
  • RET 2x 1 uur reizen – is the same as buying two RET 1 in a single ticket. You do not save anything as the price is 6 euros.
  • Anonymous e-purse OV-chipcard – You can travel by bus, tram and metro € 7.50 excluding credit e-purse

Ov-Chipkaart

There are several types of Ov-Chipkaart:

  • Personalized OV-chipcard: It is basically a card with your name and photo. It is not transferable and with it you can get some benefits when refilling and paying (ie, discounts). You can also cancel the card and recover the credit in case of loss or theft. It costs 6.50 euros online and 7.50€ at a point of sale.
  • Anonymous OV-chipcard: It’s not associated to any person so you can share with other passengers. It has none of the above benefits.
  • Disposable OV-chipcard. More suitable for the tourist as passes and tickets RET can be loaded. It’s always more interesting to buy your Rotterdam Welcome Card.

Auto reload. If you live in the Netherlands and use public transportation several days a week you can buy your OV-chipcard with auto recharge.

Rotterdam Welcome Card

It’s the best option by far if you are sightseeing in Rotterdam. Virtually it has the same price than the transport pass you should buy, but with the Rotterdam Welcome Card you get a OV-chipkaart for unlimited travel in metro, trams and buses and besides you can also save up to 250 € when accessing attractions, museums, restaurants, theaters, clubs … and many other activities of interest for tourists. It’s sold online so you can save yourself having to decide on the fly in Rotterdam and can check in advance in its web all the benefits, discounts and all the places where it can be used. All the information here.

Another Rotterdam Metro Map

U-Bahn Lijnenkaart RET

Accessibility

Rotterdam Metro trains are adapted for wheelchair users.

Links

Online trip planner http://www.ret.nl/en/travel-with-ret/travel-planner.html

Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT)

Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (KMRT) is the underground metro system serving Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s biggest metropolitan area. Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) manage the 2 open lines, 37 stations and 42.7 km long track. Every day, around 180,000 people travel through this metro system.

With Kaohsiung MRT, it is now possible to reach city’s main business districts and tourist attractions within minutes. The subway stations are uniquely decorated. Central Park Station and Formosa Boulevard Station have received much international level recognition for their architectural beauties and inside artworks.

Historical Background

Kaohsiung is an important commercial hub and international port. Taiwan’s biggest industrial zones are located within the city. In the past few decades, there has been a massive spurt in the population of the city causing alarming road traffic pressure.

Since 1987, the city government was planning for an alternative rapid transit system. In 1990, the funding approval came from the central government. Total 11 main lines and 6 extensions were planned for KMRT system. However, many issues stalled the progress of the project. Finally, in 2000, KRTC was given the Build-Operate-Transfer contract to build the first 2 main lines.

Construction started in October 2001 and in November 2006, test run began for Red Line. After surviving really hard times, KRTC finally initiated the full operation of the Red Line in a phase wise manner in 2008. Gangshan South station was connected on December 23, 2012. The Orange Line started operating from September 14, 2008.

Hours of Operation

The Red Line operates from 6:00 AM to around 12:30 AM. Trains on Orange Line stop running at 11:30 PM. One train comes every 8 minutes, in the peak hours every 4 to 6 minutes. After 23:00 PM, trains run every 20 minutes.

Lines and Stations

The Kaohsiung Metro system currently has only two operating lines, Red Line and Orange Line. At Formosa Boulevard Station, the Orange and the Red Lines cross each other.

Red Line

The line starts from Siaogang in the south and finally connects to Gangshan South in the northern corner of the Kaohsiung metro area. It runs through important locations in the city, like Kaohsiung International Airport, Central Park, Nanzih Export Processing Zone etc. There are 24 stations on this route, of which 15 are underground, 1 is at the ground level and 8 are elevated. The whole route is 28.3 km long. To travel on the complete route, it takes around 40 minutes.

Kaohsiung MRT Red Line Train

Transfer to TRA West Coast Main Line and to Orange Line is possible from this route. When other lines of Kaohsiung Metro system will be operational, more interchanging possibilities will open from Red Line.

Main stations on this line are:

  • Siaogang
  • Kaohsiung International Airport
  • Cianjhen Senior High School
  • Shihjia
  • Sanduo Shopping District
  • Central Park
  • Formosa Boulevard
  • Kaohsiung Main Station
  • Kaohsiung Arena
  • Ecological District
  • World Games/ National Sports Complex
  • Nanzih Export Processing Zone
  • Metropolitan Park
  • Ciaotou Station
  • Gangshan South

Orange Line

The orange line connects 14 stations on a 14.4 km long east-west route. Starting from Sizihwan station in the west it runs through the center part of the city and ends at Daliao station in the east. It takes less than half an hour to complete the whole journey.

All of the stations on this line are underground except Daliao. Interchange is possible to Red Line and to TRA West Coast Main Line at different stations. If the complete network works, transfer is going to improve on this line also.

Main stations on this line are:

  • Sizihwan
  • City Council
  • Formosa Boulevard
  • Cultural Center
  • Martial Arts Stadium
  • Weiwuying
  • Fongshan
  • Fongshan Junior High School
  • Daliao

Light Rail

A circular Light Rail Line is being constructed to serve the central part of the city. It will connect 36 stations and will have a 22.1 km long route intersecting both Red and Orange lines.

Phase I of construction work began in 2013 and it is expected to start commuting passengers from the mid of 2016. The line begins from Lizihnei, connects major shopping areas, business districts, educational institutes, museums, a stadium and ends at Hamaxing.

Future Expansion

KMRT will be further extended to cover parts of Kaohsiung County and Pingtung County. Current operational lines will be further extended and other planned lines will start operating soon.

The Red Line is planned to be extended in the north to Hunei District and in the south to Pingtung County. The Orange Line is planned to have a Daliao Extension and a Pingtung Extension. The Circular Line will also be extended to Phase II.

The new lines that are either planned or proposed include Yanchao Line, Youchang Line, Brown Line, Yellow Line, Fongshan Line, Green Line and Foguangshan Line. One line and one extension from the original plan were terminated.

Fare and Tickets

The fare for KMRT is calculated on the basis of distance. The minimum fare is NT$ 20 for a travel within 10 km. The maximum fare is NT$ 60. Ticket prices vary depending on the age of the traveler. For a group of 10 or more people, there is a discount of 20% on the total regular ticket fare.

Three types of tickets are available: RFID IC token, I-Pass and smart card. However, similar smart cards of Taipei and Taichung services can not be used in KMRT. All types of tickets are scanned at entry and exit points.

For bikers traveling with non-folding bikes, there is a special ticket which costs NT$ 100. KRTC also issues multiple day pass tickets to I-Pass eligible riders. These tickets are issued for a day or two to make unlimited journeys with KMRT. These special tickets are available only by passenger information counters. Single journey tokens can be purchased either from passenger information counters or from automatic ticket vending machines.

Details of KRTC ticket types and prices are to be found on the Ticket Information page.

Facilities and Services

KRTC is not happy with the daily ridership data and is continually trying to improve it. It has designed some useful services for the passengers.

  • Platforms and trains are wheelchair-friendly.
  • Platform screen doors are there at all underground stations. These doors are fitted with LCD televisions showing train schedule and other important information.
  • All the written information is available in Chinese and English. Announcements are made in Taiwanese, Mandarin, English, Hakka and sometimes in Japanese.
  • All the stations have baggage storage locker facility.

Rules

Rules set by KRTC should be strictly followed in order to allow smooth service and also to avoid paying fines.

  • Eating, drinking, chewing gums, smoking etc. are strictly prohibited within the station paid area.
  • Passengers can not stay for more than 2 hours in the arrival and departure stations.
  • Passengers are not allowed to carry objects with them that are more than 165 cm long and are more than 220 cm, summing the length, height and width.

Tips

Here are the tips to get the best out of the KMRT service:

  • There is always a place for one passenger to lie between the platform and the track. Don’t fright if you fall on the track and the train is near.
  • Make use of the Nighttime Waiting Zones located at every station if you are a lady and are traveling late at night.
  • Every KMRT station has a nearby bus route. Plan the journey accordingly to save time.

Poznan Fast Tram

Poznań tram and light PST train system

Poznan is the capital of Wielkopolska, a region of Poland that sits between Berlin and Warsaw.
It is one of the country’s oldest cities and the largest metropolitan arean in western Poland
(the 4th largest in the country).

Public transportation in Poznan comprises urban and suburban buses and trams, managed by Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo
Komunikacyjne w Krakowie, and the Poznan Fast Tram.

  • Known as: Pestka / PST
  • Lines: 1 PST Line and 20 tram lines (+ a night line and a tourist line)
  • Stations: 6 PST stations / ?? tramway stations
  • Length: 6,1 kms PST line/ 66 kms of tramway lines.
  • Capacity: 5000 person/hour
  • Opening: PST in 1997/ Tramways in 1880

PST and tram lines and stations

Poznański Szybki Tramwaj is the Poznań Fast Tram(PST) also known as Pestka.
It’s a light rail and tram line of about 6 kms length. Every stop in this line has a colour scheme that makes them easily
recognizable.
Poznań Fast Tram started its operation in 1997 and crosses the city from Winogrady and Piątkowo in the north
to the city centre.

Stations: Sobieskiego, Szymanowskiego, Kurpińskiego, Lechicka/Poznań Plaza, Al. Solidarności, Słowiańska, Most Teatralny

Sieć tramwajowa w Poznaniu

The Tram Lines

Twenty two lines of tram converge in the PST Line. The whole network covers a 66 kms area.
The system run during day time, and just one line, N21, during the night.
Poznan’s tramway system opened for business in 1880 and was electrified in 1896.

Bimby lines (trams are called bimby in polish):

  • Line 1: runs from Junikowo to Franowo, thirty stations.
  • Line 2: runs from Dębiec to Ogrody, eighteen stations.
  • Line 3: runs from Zawady to Starołęka, seventeen stations.
  • Line 4: runs from Zawady to Górczyn, eighteen stations.
  • Line 5: runs from Stomil to Gwarna, seventeen stations.
  • Line 6: runs from Miłostowo to Junikowo, thirty three stations.
  • Line 7: runs from Zawady to Ogrody, twenty two stations.
  • Line 8: runs from Miłostowo to Gwarna, sixteen stations.
  • Line 9: runs from Dębiec to Gwarna, fifteen stations.
  • Line 10: runs from Ębiec to Os. Sobieskiego, nineteen stations.
  • Line 12: runs from Os. Sobieskiego to Starołęka, twenty three stations.
  • Line 13: runs from Starołęka to Gwarna and comprises seventeen stations.
  • Line 14: runs from Górczyn to Os. Sobieskiego, fourteen stations.
  • Line 15: runs from Os. Sobieskiego to Junikowo, twenty five stations.
  • Line 16: runs from Gwarna to Franowo, fifteen stations.
  • Line 17: runs from Ogrody to Starołęka, twenty eight stations.
  • Line 18: runs from Górczyn to Franowo, twenty three stations.
  • Line 20: runs from Ogrody to Gajowa, six stations.
  • Line 23: runs from Budziszyńska to Gwarna, twenty stations.
  • Line 28: runs from Rondo Śródka to Święty Marcin, seven stations.
  • Line N21: runs from Os. Lecha to Marcinkowskiego, eighteen stations.

Schedule and frecuency

Lines 1 to 28 operate between 6 am and 10 pm. Line N21 operates from 10 pm to 1 am.
Trams run every 2.5 minutes during busy hours, then every 5 minutes

Fares and Tickets

  • Single ticket: 2.80 zl
  • Single ticket reduced fare: 1.40zl*

Timed tickets

  • 24-hours which costs 13,6 zł
  • 48-hours which costs 21 zł
  • 72-hours which costs 27 zł

* Reduced fare applies to children aged between 5 years old to almost any student under the age of 26.
PST is free for seniors avobe the age of 70 years old. There also exist discounts available for long-term tickets.

Timed ticket’s cheapest option is 3zł for only 10mins (not so cheap). In that amount of time you can reach 3 or 4 stops.
A 40-min ticket for 4.60zł is the best option unless you are going to stay in the city for a few days. Then 24hr or 48hr ticket
would be the right choice. Another option for several days visit is the Poznan City Card
for free unlimited use of the public transport system.

Tickets can be bought at the ZTM Customer Service Points, from ATMs found on most buses and trams and almost everywhere
(more than 1000 sale points: kiosks, shops, supermarkets distribute ZTM time and single-ride tickets),
and in almost every stops. Other thing to remember is that you can pay by card. If you take a big suitcase you have to buy
a ticket for that also.

Our last recommendation is to remember to validate your ticket in the kasowniks
otherwise you’ll be fined 140zł plus the cost of the ticket you didn’t validate (not purchase is not an option, really)

Poznan Public tranportation zones

Poznań is divided into 3 tariff zones:

  • Zone A: area of Poznań,
  • Zone B: Babki, Biedrusko, Bogucin, Borówiec, Bytkowo, Cerekwica, Czapury, Daszewice, Janikowo, Jaryszki, Jelonek, Kamionki, Kicin, Kiekrz, Komorniki, Koninko, Koziegłowy, Krzyszkowo, Luboń, Mrowino, Napachanie, Plewiska, Przybroda, Rokietnica, Rostworowo, Skórzewo, Sobota, Suchy Las, Swarzędz, Szczytniki, Wiórek, Wiry, Zalasewo, Złotkowo, Złotniki, Żerniki, Żydowo
  • Zone C: Chludowo, Chomęcice, Dąbrowa, Dąbrówka, Dopiewiec, Dopiewo, Dymaczewo Nowe, Dymaczewo Stare, Głuchowo, Golęczewo, Gołuski, Konarzewo, Krosinko, Ludwikowo, Łęczyca, Mosina, Palędzie, Przecław, Puszczykowo, Rosnowo, Rosnówko, Szreniawa, Walerianowo, Zakrzewo, Zielątkowo.

Can see the map here.

Airports

Poznań-Ławica Airport (EPPO) is 3.1 miles west from Poznań city centre. You can not get a tram to get to Poznan.
Instead there is a Scheduled express bus L every 30 minutes from the center to Poznań–Ławica Airport.
Another line, no. 59 also depart from Bałtyk bus station.

Interesting Facts:

Though we love metro, we must admit that one of the best ways to see the city is by bike.
You can hire one and bike around the city visiting all the museums and cathedrals
and enjoy all the gothic architecture.

Kyoto Municipal Subway

With the opening of Kyoto Municipal Subway, Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, got its own metro network. The subway system made commutes within the city convenient for residents and tourists alike. City’s main attractions e.g. Nijo Castle, Daigoji Temple, Gosho Imperial Palace and Toji Temple are all easily accessible from the subway stations. For the rest, the system offers transfer opportunities.

Kyoto Metro

Currently, it operates through 2 lines totaling to a track length of 31.2 km. Together they connect 31 stations. Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau is controlling the operations of the system. As per 2008 statistics, every day, around 3, 50,000 passengers use the metro system.

Historical Background

Kyoto is the sixth-largest city in Japan home to 1.5 million people. It is also a city of historical significance drawing tourists in large numbers. Immediately after WWII, planning started to construct an underground rapid transit system to reduce the use of cars in the city.

The Karasuma Line, between Kyoto and Kitaoji, was opened on 1st April 1981. Further sections were added consecutively and the line attained its current length on 3rd June 1997. An express service between Kintetsu Nara and Kokusaikaikan started on 15t March 2000.

The Tozai Line was opened in October 1997 with a 12.7 km long section between Daigo and Nijo. After subsequent expansions, it achieved its current length on 16th January 2008.

Hours of Operation

Trains begin journey at around 5 in the morning stop a little before midnight. On weekends and holidays, the timing changes slightly. Trains have different headway at different times of the day. In peak hours, the headway is 4-5 minutes. Early in the morning, trains have headway of 27 minutes.

You’ll get the detailed timetable for each station here.

Lines and Stations

Two lines are currently operational, namely, the north-south Karasuma Line and the east-west Tōzai Line. Each line has 16 stations including a common transfer station. The stations are mostly underground. Stations on Tozai Line have platform screen doors. Others have central platforms. 6-car trains run on the lines at a maximum speed of 90 km/hour.

Karasuma Line

The Karasuma Line serves city’s seven wards. It is indicated with green color on the subway map. From this line, passengers can transfer to the Tōzai Line, Kyoto Line and JR Kyoto Line.

Main stations along this line are: Takeda, Kyoto, Shijō, Karasuma Oike, Kuramaguchi, Kitayama, Kokusaikaikan

Tōzai Line

This line is the busiest of the two. It is indicated by vermilion color on the map. It starts from Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station in the west and then runs to Misasagi Station in the east. Then it takes a bend and ends at the Rokujizō Station in the southeastern part of the city. It runs through the Kyoto Downtown area. It offers interchange to the other subway line, Nara Line, Sanin Main Line, Keihan Keishin Line etc.

Main stations connected by the line are: Uzumasa Tenjingawa, Nijō, Karasuma Oike, Sanjō Keihan, Misasagi, Yamashina, Rokujizō

There is also an underground line in the city center, called Keihan Line and a suburban train, Hankyu Kyoto Line in Kyoto downtown.

Expansion

There are plans to extend both of the lines. However, for these, no definite timeframes have been decided yet. The Karasuma Line is planned to be extended from the southern terminal further to Rakunan new town.

The Tozai Line is going to be extended another 10 km to enter the Rakusai new town. However, the current project limits the extension only to Uzumasa Tenjingawa. The authority is considering whether it is profitable to construct the full extension.

Fare and Ticket

The fare in Kyoto Subway varies with distance. The base price for an adult person is 210 Yen while that for a child is 110 Yen. Besides regular tickets, there are IC cards that can be used to pay the fare. For tourists interested in sightseeing, the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau has introduced following passes:

Surutto Kansai Miyako Card

The card is available from in 1000, 2000, 3000 and 5000 Yen denominations. As you travel the travel cost is deducted from the card balance. It is valid also in Keihan and Hankyu lines as well as on city buses.

Kyoto Sightseeing One – and Two-day Pass Card

The 1-day pass for an adult costs 1200 Yen and for a minor costs 600 Yen. For 2-day pass, the prices would be 2000 Yen and 1000 Yen respectively. The pass is valid in city buses also.

Traffica Kyoto Card

This card costs either 1000 Yen or 3000 Yen. The fare price is deducted from the card value every time a passenger rides with this card. This card can also be used in the buses.

Tickets are to be bought from the platform ticket vending machines. Passes are available at the city subway or bus information counters.

Get further insight on Kyoto Subway system from here.

Kyoto-railways

    Facilities and Services

    A citizen or a tourist – the subway authority offers you following facilities to make your journey convenient:

    • You’ll hear heart touching guzheng music when the train doors close every time.
    • The subway stations are barrier-free and fully accessible.
    • In some stations, large display boards show the bus connections and their timings.
    • There are convenient stores, cafes and mobile recharge stations located in the stations.
    • Station instructions are written in English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
    • Free Wi-Fi is available at subway stations.

    Rules

    Like any other metro system, Kyoto Municipal Subway has its own set of rules. Get a glimpse of them before you start your journey.

    • When a train enters the station, waiting passengers should remain behind the white lines drawn on the platforms.
    • Tickets or IC cards must be validated at the ticket gates located at the stations.
    • Passengers must return the tickets at the exit gates. The IC cards, however, are given back to the passengers.
    • Inflammables are not allowed within the subways.

    Tips

    Here are few tips for the first-time riders.

    • Never forget to take back your ticket or IC card at the ticket gates of exit points.
    • If your final destination is little far from the subway station, you can rent a bike from the bike rental point adjacent to the station.
    • Plan ahead your journey and take a note of the bus connections, if any.
    • Fare charts are displayed close to the ticket machines. Have a look at this and make sure you are buying the right ticket.

Kharkov Metro

Kharkov is the second largest city in Ukraine with a population of nearly two million inhabitants. It’s not strange that such an important city has its own metro system. Kharkov metro is actually the second network built and put into operation in Ukraine, just after Kiev.

It was after the World War II that the idea of ​​building a metro system turn into necessary, specially due to the increase in population as a consequence of war. The plans were developed in 1968 with the ambitious project to build a hybrid system. However, several changes occurred in the first years of its construction, which were mainly financial. So seven years later, on 23 August 1975, the first line was inaugurated, scoring the Kharkiv Metro as one of six public transport networks of the former USSR.

Today, after more than 40 years of service, the Kharkiv Metro offers fast and accessible transportation across the city over a length of approximately 38 kilometers of tracks, divided into three lines that serve 29 stations. The system also connects to three railway stations and three major bus stations. Kharkov metro is daily used by about a million passengers and more than 200 million annually.

The metro is pretty easy to use. Just select your final destination while entering the subway. If you have any problem there is police personal to assist riders if necessary. In addition to being a quick and easy way to travel, the Kharkiv Metro is also very safe. However, as in any big city, it’s obvious that it is better to be careful and keep your property close when the service is very busy.

Kharkiv Metro lines and stations

The Kharkiv Metro has three lines designated by a color. The 3 lines form a triangle in the city center, which was a recurrent layout in the former countries of the USSR.

Kholodnohirsko Line

The first line opened was Kholodnohirsko Line, the Red Line, formerly known as Sverdlovsko-Zavodskaya. It has been operating since 1975 and has a total length of 17.3 kilometers and 13 stations. It travels between the Kholodna Gora and Proletarska stations.

Kharkiv Metro

Saltivska line

The second line started its operations in 1984, was the Saltivska line or blue line. It runs on 10.4 kms of track and serves 8 stations, Heroïv Ptratsi to Istorytchnyï Mouzeï. His name is expected to change in future years to Line-Saltovsko Schevchenkovskaya.

Oleksiïvska Line

The third line was inaugurated in 1995 under the name Oleksiïvska Line, also known as the Green Line. It runs over a distance of 11.9 kilometers, serving eight stations, Metroboudivnykiv imeni H.I. Vachtchenka to Oleksiïvska. It connects residential areas north of the city center to the industrial and residential areas of the south. It also plans to change its name to the line-Alekseyevsko Gagarinskaya.

Future developments

The Oleksiivska line is now extended to the northto Peremohy Prospekt. It is also planned to be extended to the south. According to plans, the transit system will add 50 kilometers of tracks to its current length and more than 30 stations.

Fares and tickets

Tokens and rechargeable cards

To use the system, the user must purchase a token, which looks like a piece of paper now. It is available over the desks located at the entrance of the stations. The token is valid a single journey through the underground network, regardless of the distance traveled, the journey time or line transfers. To access the boarding platforms, insert the token into the turnstile. It is important to note that it is essential to place the token and walk in the right direction, otherwise there is a risk of getting hit by metal grid.

There are also rechargeable cards available in three options: 10, 25 or 100 passages.

Hours of operation

The Kharkiv Metro operates from 5h30 to 24h.

Frequency

The frequency of services for the red and blue lines is 2 to 3 minutes during the day and 3 to 4 minutes after 22 h. For the green Line is 3 to 4 minutes.

Interesting facts

Due to the rough terrain of Kharkiv, subway stations are built at different depths. Most are relatively near the surface, about twenty meters, but six are much deeper. Those are primarily located in the city center.

Although it is said that the Kharkiv Metro is not as beautiful as that of Moscow or St. Petersburg that, the stations still are impressive.

All platforms measure 100 meters long to accommodate trains of five cars.

The average distance between stations is 1.5 km. This short distance affects the speed of traveling of the train, which is 42 km/h.

Saltivska line crosses the river Kharkiv through a covered bridge with a length of 988 meters.

Newcastle Metro

The Tyne and Wear metro is a light rail system locally known as “the metro” even tough it provides transportation services not only to Newcastle city but also to all the north east of England: Newcastle upon Tyne, north and south of Tyne, and Gateshead, an area of near one million inhabitants. It started operating in 1980 and has got a nearly 78 kilometers length network. It is considered the first modern light rail system in U.K, a sort of hybrid between metro, light train, and interurban railway  and also was the first transport system integrated in the whole country.

Newcastle Metro Lines

Presently, there are two lines with a total of sixty stations operated by Nexus with a daily traffic of 115000 passengers.

  • Green Line: going from Newcastle Airport to south Hylton trough the center of Newcastle up Tyne and Sunderland.
  • Yellow Line: going from Saint James up South Shields via North Shields, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Gateshead and Barrow

There are also two reinforcement additional lines only working during peak hours, Red line between Pelaw and Benton, and Blue Line between St James and North Shields.

Metro Opening Hours:

Metro works from 05.00 a.m to 24.00 p.m

Frequency Step

Metro runs every 10 minutes during the day, every 7-8 minutes at peak hour and every 15 minutes at night. Betwen South Gosford and Pelaw, frequency is always doubled at any time of the day.

Tyne and Wear Metro Map 2007

Tickets and Fares

Can be purchased at vending machines located in all the stations.

Metro Single Tickets: They are valid for 90 minutes from when you buy it and you can use them for one continuous journey on the Metro and on the train between Newcastle and Sunderland.  The price depends on the number of zones you travel in:

  • 1 zone…..1,60£
  • 2 zones….2,40£
  • 3 zones….3,10£

Metro Day Ticket: Allows unlimited travel on various forms of transport including Metro, Shields Ferry and local rail services (Newcastle to Sunderland) for the whole day. Travel times and prices vary depending on the type of DaySaver. Price depend on number of zones required and time of purchase (reduced after 9.00am on weekdays, all day at weekends and public holidays)

Zones Peak Time(before 9.00 a.m.) Reduced Fare Time(after 9.00 a.m.)
1 zone 2,70£ 2,30£
2 zones 3,90£ 3,30£
All 5,00£ 4,20£

Adult Day Ticket
This ticket offers one day’s unlimited travel within Tyne and Wear when using bus and Metro, or buses runned by different operators.

Price of the Adult Day Ticket is 6,80 £, reduced  to £5.50 when buying From 1 July to 31 December 2012. Adult Day tickets can be purchased from Metro ticket machines, from all drivers of major bus operators’ services and on-board the Shields Ferry. It’s also valid on Northern Rail’s Newcastle-MetroCentre/Blaydon rail service.

Transfares When your journey includes travelling on more than one type of transport, Transfares allow you to buy just one ticket for your journey. Transfare allows you to make a journey of two legs on different types of transport whenever you start the second part of your journey within 90 minutes of buying your ticket. We will purchase the Transfare depending on how many zones we will travel trought.

  • Travelling inside 1 zone:       T1…… 2,50£
  • Travelling throught 2 zones:  T2…… 3,30£
  • Travelling throught 3 zones:  T3…… 4,00£

It can be purchase from vending machines just selecting T1, T2 or T3.

Metro Season Tickets: Available to unlimited travel for a week, a month or the whole year in the Metro, the Shields Ferry and Newcastle to Sunderland rail line. The price depends on the number of zones you require. Ticket is personal and non transferrable and to buy one you have to address to the Nexus Travel shops located at Monument, Central Station or  Haymarket with an application form and passport photo. The following renovations can be made on line.

For an Adult:

Zones 1 week 1 month 1 year
1 zone 9,40£ 34,50£
2 zones 13,80£ 48,50£
All 19,00£ 64,00£ 500,00£

 

Children. Accompanied children under the age of five travels for free in the Metro, and also in the Tyne and Wear area. For children under sixteen, there is a Pop Card, with it they can  travel on public transport in Tyne and Wear for just £1.10 a day by buying a CAT (Child All-day Ticket) or buy a single metro ticket for just 0,60£. Without this card, metro single ticket is 0,70 £. Age has to be proved, and tickets can be bought at metro vending machines.

There are many other fares, (pensioners, students…etc),  to check them all enter at: 
http://www.nexus.org.uk/metro/tickets

Airport:

Green Subway Line ends in the Newcastle Airport, and from here we can easily move to city center or neighboring towns or link the commuter trains or buses. Ride to the city center takes twenty minutes.