Istanbul Metro

The Istanbul Metro is a railway network which has served the city since 1989. It consists of 73 stations situated on five different lines. Four more lines are planned in the future and construction is underway which will almost double the number of stations on the network and increase the coverage for the 12 million people of Turkey’s most populous city. All lines on the metro system are operated by Metro Istanbul.

Four of the existing lines (M1, M2, M3 & M6) run on the European side of Istanbul whilst the M4 line runs on the Asian side. This equates to 54 stations on the European side. The metro system in Istanbul is also complemented by a line of Premetro (Hafif Metro), a suburban train,
a tram system, an urban network of buses and a funicular

Historical Background

Plans for a fully linked transport network in Istanbul were first conceived in 1912. The city already had an underground line which was second only to the London Underground in terms of the world’s oldest, the funicular subway, the Tünel, opened in 1875 and is still in use today. The original plans for the metro system however, were never put into practice and it was 24 years later, in 1936, that the idea was further discussed. Yet further proposals were put forward in 1951 but construction for the project didn’t commence until 1987 after a series of delays and postponements.

Construction was slow due to the continual discovery of historical sites but the first line opened in 1989, the M1 The first stations to open were Aksaray, Emniyet to Fatih, Topkapı to Ulubatlı, Bayrampaşa to Maltepe, Sağmalcılar and Kocatepe. This line was followed by the completion of the M2 line in 1992.

Istanbul Rapid Transit Map (schematic)

Hours of Operation and Timetables

The Istanbul Metro commences from around 06:00 and runs until just past midnight in most cases. Some trains run until 01:00 but it depends on which line you are on and which direction you are travelling.

If you require specific train times by station or by line visit Metro Istanbul. This is an English version of the site and as well as timetables there is also a route planner and maps of the network.

Lines and Stations

There are four lines which currently run on the European side of Istanbul.

The red coloured M1 is the oldest line and is split into two separate sections. The M1 line runs from Yenikapı to the coach station at Otogar; then the M1A branch line runs from Terazidere to the Atatürk Airport and the M1B branch line runs from Esenler to Kirazlı. During peak hours trains run along the line a maximum of three minutes apart. This line is completely segregated from other transport systems and has no level crossings to delay it. A large proportion of this line runs underground. Average speed is 36,7Km/h. Trip time is 32 minutes. M1 makes about 416 trips daily.

The M2 line runs from Hacıosman to Yenikapı. It is the busiest of all the metro lines taking an average of 320,000 per day and is coloured green on the map. This line is fully accessible for disabled people with all stations providing both lifts and escalators. This line was constructed to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude up to 9.0. Trip time is 27 minutes and average speed is 36,7Km/h. Frequency at rush hours is 4 minutes. It makes 394 trips daily.
Stations: Hacıosman, Darüşşafaka, Atatürk Oto Sanayi, İTÜ – Ayazağa, Seyrantepe – Stadyum, Sanayi Mahallesi, 4. Levent, Levent,
Gayrettepe, Şişli – Mecidiyeköy, Osmanbey,Taksim, Şişhane.

Golden Horn metro bridge, Unkapanı, Şehzadebaşı, Yenikapı

The M3 runs from MetroKent to Kirazlı. However at İkitelli Sanayi, the fourth station on the line, the line splits into two branches with one branch heading on to Kirazlı and the other calling at two alternative stations, Ziya Gökalp Mahallesi and Olimpiyat. This line is coloured light blue on the network map.

The last existing line on the European side of the metro, the brown coloured M6, calls at just four stations from Levent to Boğaziçi Üniversitesi. This line is served by just two trains and is mostly single track with passing points at stations.

On the Asian side there is just one line serving nineteen stations. The M4 line runs from Kadıköy to Tavşantepe and is the pink line on the network map. This line is entirely underground with some stations located below sea level.

Airport Connections

Atatürk International Airport can be reached on the metro line M1A. This section of the line was first opened in 2002. For passengers arriving at Atatürk this line will also take you to the city bus terminal whilst passing some of the most famous sights in the European part of the city.

There is currently no connection from the metro to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport but the M4 line is currently being extended to reach it and is due to open in 2018. The delayed M5 line also has plans to expand to the airport in the future.

Fares and Tickets

The most convenient and the cheapest way to travel upon any public transport system in Istanbul is by using a İstanbulkart. These cards can be purchased from İstanbulkart vending machines, newspaper kiosks or at the ticket offices of major stations. They initially cost TL10 which breaks down as TL6 for the card and fare credit worth TL4. When you are entering a station to ride on the metro you simply place the card on the sensor on the way in and on the way out and it will deduct the correct fare accordingly. You keep the card and when you want to top it up you simply do so by revisiting a İstanbulkart vending machine.

Disposable tickets are also available. Biletmatik Fare Cards can be purchased for between TL4 and TL30. The more you pay the cheaper it is per ride. For example the TL4 card is good for one fare and the TL30 card is good for ten fares, meaning the cost per fare is TL1 cheaper if you buy the more expensive card.

Single fare tokens, jetons, separate from the Biletmatik Fare Cards are also available from Jetonmatik machines. 1 Jeton costs 2,35TL. A jeton is a plastic tab valid for a single ride.

Parking

There are park & ride facilities available at metro stations for passengers. At some stations you will find that the parking gates are closed during the working day between 09:00 and 16:00. If you need to retrieve your car before this time there will be a free call telephone available which will allow you to speak to someone who can lift the gate.

Rules

As with the transport operations in most major cities, the Istanbul Metro has some rules and regulations to follow for the reasons of comfort and safety.

  • Bicycles are allowed on to trains but only during off peak hours. During on peak hours only folding bicycles are allowed on board.
  • Small pets can be taken onto the trains as long as they are not poisonous. Exceptions are made for larger dogs if they are guides for the physically impaired.
  • All those aged six and above are expected to pay for travel. Children aged under six are not expected to take up a seat if it is required by a fare paying passenger.
  • Photographs are prohibited at all times as is the recording of video.
  • Security operations are carried out remotely and in person, all persons must submit to these checks.

Future Expansion

As already mentioned the Istanbul Metro is currently undergoing a massive expansion with 71 stations under construction. Most of these stations will be on completely new lines but some will be additional to the existing routes. The M3 has seven stations being built and will see an extended route from Bakırköy-İDO to Kirazlı which will open in 2019. In 2018 the M4 will extend from Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Kaynarca, incorporating four new stations.

There are also four new lines under construction which will provide the network with nearly 72km of additional routes. These new lines will be situated both on the European side of Istanbul, the M7 and the M9, and the Asian side with the M5 and the M8.

The M7 is the largest project, started in 2014 and due to open in 2018 this new route will incorporate 19 stations and run from Kabataş to Mahmutbey.

Expected to go into service in 2019, the M9 Ataköy to İkitelli metro line will be a rapid transit line which will run for 13km.

The M5 is a 16 station project running from Üsküdar in the west to Çekmeköy in the east. It will be the first expansion on the Asian side of the metro network since the M4 opened in 2012. It was due to be running by May 2015, this date was then extended to September 2016. The line is now expected to be open before the end of 2016. It also has plans to extend to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in the future.

The other line on the Asian side which is currently being constructed is the M8. Thirteen stations are currently under construction and all are expected to be open in 2019. This line will run from Bostancı-İDO to Dudullu.

Even further expansion of the network is planned with 17 other stations pencilled in for a 25km line running from Bakırköy to Beylikdüzu. Construction companies are currently bidding for the contracts to build these new stations and routes.

Hyderabad transport systems

Hyderabad is the most populated city in India with than 8 million inhabitants.
It’s a crazy city with more than 3 millions vehicles, and 8 daily millions motorized trips.

Hyderabad is one of the mega cities in India in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
It’s also one of the most populated city as more than 8 million people are living in Hyderabad.
It’s a crazy city with more than 3 millions vehicles, and 8 daily millions motorized trips.
So the need of transport systems to relieve traffic bottlenecks, pollution, etc, is a fact and there
is a real need to develop and efficient system.

The solution is the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) and the construction of the new Metro Rail.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is the largest public/private partnership project (PPP) in the Metro Sector in the world.
Once completed, Hyderabad will be one of the most modern cities in India.

Hyderabad Metro Rail will integrate existing railway stations, suburban railway network (MMTS)
and bus stations. It will link with MMTS services at Bharatnagar, Begumpet, Malakpet and Falaknuma
and train terminals at Secunderabad, Nampally and Begumpet. Metro Rail will connect with some bus
stations as Miyapur, MGBS, Koti, Dilshuknagar, Charminar and Jubilee. Finally parking facilities will be constructed
along strategic locations. Since September 2012 there is Phase II approved that will add 80 kms to the system.

The system has been designed to be low energy consumption and eco friendly, reducing carbon emissions and pollution.

  • Number of lines: 3
  • Number of stations: 66
  • Length of the system: 72kms
  • Average Speed: 34kms/h
  • Max Speed: 80kms/h
  • Start operations: 2015

Hyderabad Metro Rail Lines and Stations

The Phase 1 of the project has been approved for 72 kms. across the 3 highest density traffic corridors of the city. 66 stations are planned.
Corridors will be elevated and will connect the city with stations separated by a distance of no more than 1 km between stations.
The Hyderabad Metro is under construction and is scheduled to be operating by 2015.

Hyderabad Metro Rail Proposed Phase 2

  • Corridor I : 27 stations in 29 kms. From Miyapur to LB Nagar within 45mins (1h 44 min by road):

    Miyapur, JNTU College, KPHB Colony, Kukatpally, Balanagar, Moosapet, Bharat Nagar, Erragadda, ESI Hospital,
    S R Nagar, Ameerpet, Punjagutta, Irrum Manzil, Khairatabad, Lakdikapul, Assembly, Nampally, Gandhi Bhavan,
    Osmania Medical College, MG Bus station, Malakpet, New Market, Musarambagh,,Dilsukhnagar, Chaitanyapuri,
    Victoria Memorial, L B Nagar.
  • Corridor II : 16 stations in 15 kms. From JBS to Falaknuma within 22 mins. (1h 10 min by road):

    JBS, Parade Grounds, Secunderabad, Gandhi Hospital, Musheerabad, RTC Cross Roads, Chikkadpally, Narayanguda,
    Sultan Bazar, M G Bus Station, Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Shalibanda, Shamsher, Gunj, Jungametta, Falaknuma.
  • Corridor III : 23 stations in 28kms of tracks. From Nagole to Shilparamam within 39 min (1h 26min by road):

    Nagole, Uppal, Survey of India, NGRI, Habsiguda, Tarnaka, Mettuguda, Secunderabad, Parade Grounds, Paradise,
    Rasool Pura, Prakash Nagar, Begumpet, Ameerpet, Madhura Nagar, Yusuf Guda, Road No 5 Jubilee Hills, Jubilee Hills Check Post,
    Pedamma Temple, Madhapur, Durgam Chervu, HITEC City, Shilparamam.

3 interchange stations are also planned. Ameerpet Station for corridors I and III. MGBS Station for corridors I and II and
Parade Grounds Station for corridor II and III

Frequency

Estimated frequency would be 3 to 5 min during peak hour.

Hyderabad MMTS

Multi-Modal Transport System (MMTS) is a light rail system, operating 3 suburban lines with 27 stations along 43 kms of tracks.
It’s used by more than 150,000 passengers everyday. It’s operating since August 9, 2003. It connects Secunderabad, Nampally, Dabirpura, Malakpet, Falaknuma, Madhapur and Lingampally.

MMTS lines, stations and routes

  • Route Lingampally to Falaknuma. Stations:
    Lingampally, Chandanagar, Hafeezpet, Hitech City, Borabanda, Bharatnagar, Fatehnagar, NatureCureHospital, Begumpet,
    SanjeevaiahPark, JamesStreet, Secunderabad, Sitafalmandi, Arts College, Jamai Osmania, Vidyanagar, Kacheguda,
    Malakpet, Dabirpura, Yakutpura, Huppuguda, Falaknuma.
  • Route Hyderabad to Lingampalli. Stations
    Hyderabad, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad, Necklace Road, Begumpet, NatureCureHospital, Fatehnagar, Bharatnagar,
    Borabanda, Hitech City, Hafeezpet, Chandanagar, Lingampalli
  • Route Hyderabad to Falaknuma. Stations:
    Hyderabad, Lakdikapul, Khairatabad, Necklace Road, SanjeevaiahPark, James Street, Secunderabad,
    Sitafalmandi, Arts College, Jamai Osmania, Vidyanagar, Kacheguda, Malakpet, Dabirpura, Yakutpura,
    Huppuguda, Falaknuma

MMTS fares

  • 0-10kms costs 5INR
  • 10-15kms costs 6INR
  • 15-20kms costs 7INR
  • 20-25kms costs 10INR
  • 25-30kms costs 10INR
  • 30-35kms costs 10INR
  • 35-40kms costs 11INR

There also exist First Class Fares that are about 12 times the General Fare per single journey, above.

Interesting facts

The Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum considered in 2013 that the Hyderabad Metro Project was the world’s
largest project under public-private partnership.

Connection to the airports

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGAI) to Hyderabad city: Taxi and cab services, Pushpak Airport liner and cheaper non-air-conditioned bus services.
There is also a high speed service: PV Narasimha Rao Expressway. Distance is about 40 kms.

Tbilisi Metro

The city of Tbilisi, capital of Georgia, was the fourth of the cities of the former USSR in importance, with 1.2 million inhabitants. Geographically, being surrounded by mountains, greatly complicates traffic, therefore, from the fifties, there were plans to build a subway system that would facilitate urban transport. It extends 40 miles north and south along the river Mtkwari (Kura). The first line opened in 1966. Currently the system consists of two lines with 22 stations and 26.4 km of track and is used by 300,000 passengers a day.

The Tbilisi Metro (Tbilisis Metropoliteni) is operated by the Tbilisi Transport Company. Has undergone many changes recently because for the first time in the history of its existence, it is carrying out the reconstruction of the stations, which were Soviet heritage and are being contemplated all security measures. The train fleet has been partially renovated. And now traveling by subway has become even safer and more comfortable

Tbilisi Metro Lines

The Tbilisi Metro network consists of two lines with 26 km tracks and 22 stations (all underground except Electrodepo and Didube)

  • Gldani-Varketili Line (red line) formerly known as Didube-Samgorskaya, opened its doors in 1966 from Dibude to Rustaveli (6.3 km and 6 stations) through the city center. A few years later spread southward Aragveli 300 (1967) and Samgori (1971). During the 1980s reached its current length of 19.6 km with 16 stations.
  • Saburtalo Line (green line) began operating between Vagzlis Moedani (train station) and Delisi. In 2000 it was enlarged to its present terminal Vazha Pshavela. The line has a total length of 6.7 km with six stations.

Futures expansions:

An extension of the second line of the University and the first section of a third line (blue), Vazisubani-Rustaveli Line-is under construction and should be concluded within in 2013.

Stations of interest:

The red line is the one with the greatest interest to the visitor, because it is running through the historic sites, and the green line goes to residential areas.

Opening Hours

The Metro service starts at 06:00 am and stops at 00:00 am

Frequency Step

Varies from 2.5 minutes during rush hour to 12 minutes at night.

Fares and Tickets

Public transport in Tbilisi operates through rechargeable prepaid cards, called MetroMoney. Metromoney is a universal method of payment for public transportation (subway, bus) and cableway-Narikala Rike.

The card can be purchased at metro stations, and costs 2 GEL (200 tetris), this amount is left on deposit and is returned when returning the card. It can be recharged with the desired amount. For recharging it can be done in any branch of "The Bank of Georgia". With this card you get significant discounts, because every day, the first trip costs 40Tetries, the second from the third 30Tetries already paid 20Tetries.

The real advantage of the MetroMoney card is that price is adaptative, every trip becomes cheaper. Each day the card operates in the same way. To enter the metro, simply pass the card on the turnstile. So the trip is recorded and the new balance will appear.

Map of Tbilisi Metro - თბილისის მეტროს რუკა

Airport

Tbilisi International Airport (TIA), is located 18 km from the center of Tbilisi, east of the city. The airport has 5 international terminals.

Since 2008 operates a shuttle service from the airport to the Tbilisi Train Station. Access to the station is 70 meters away from the building airport.The journey takes only 20 minutes. The ticket price is 2 GEL.

Bus number 37 runs between the city and the airport. Departs from the Tbilisi Railway Station to the airport and vice versa. The bus operates daily from 07:00 a.m. to 19:30 p.m.. The ride costs 40 Tetris and takes 25 minutes. Unable to pay the driver directly, only through MetroMoney card.

Nuremberg Metro

Operated by VAG Nuremberg (Nüremberg Transport Corporation) and as a part of public transport, Nüremberg has a Metro system (rapid transit subway U-Bahn) composed of 3 lines and 46 stations completed by 3 commuter rail lines (S- Bahn) and trams. Just through the U-Bahn travel more than 315000 passengers a day, around 112 million passengers per year. It opened on March 1972, with the section between Langwasser Süd station to Bauernfeindstraße.

Nüremberg Metro Lines

Composed of 3 lines, 46 stations and a network lenght of 36 kilometres.

  • Line U1: going from station Fürth Hardhöhe to station Langwasser Süd (18.5 kms and 27 stations)
  • Line U2:: going from station Flughafen/Airport to station Röthenbach (13.2 kms and 16 stations). In September 2009 became operational automatic driverless trains with the aim that all trains would be automatic in 2010. It is a totally undergrounded line.
  • Line U3: going from station Gustav-Adolf-Straße to station Fiedrich-Ebert-Platz (7kms and 11 stations). It is the newest of the lines and began operating in June 2008. It is a fully automaticaly operated line.
    This line is being expanded to the north and south and it is expected to be operative in 2013.

To increase the pass frequency at peak hours, and only in the Nüremberg city central areas, there are to reinforcement lines: line U11 running between Eberhardshof and Messe,(i.e; Nüremberg main station, main pedestrian shopping street of the city and Plärrer) and line U21 between Röthenback and Ziegelstein.

Hauptbahnhof, is the central staction for long distance trains, U-bahn and S-Bahn. The three lines pass trought this station.
Fruthermore Plarrer station is also important because around here pass the whole three metro lines and transhipments can be easily made.

Metro Opening Hours:

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

Frequency Step

Metro runs every 3-7 minutes during the peak hours and every ten minutes the rest of the time.



Tickets and Fares

Nüremberg U-Bahn is operated by VAG (VerkehrsAG Nüremberg) and is part of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nuremberg) tariff system wich integrates buses, trams, metro, S-Bahn, and regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn.

There are different tickets and passes and the price will depend mainly of the number of zones in wich we want to travel.

For the central Nüremberg and Fürth covered by the U-Bahn folloing prices apply:

Single Ticket

Valid during 90 minutes for a single trip. You may change at stops or interrupt your journey as you please, but return-rides or round-trips are not possible. It is 2.40€ for adults and 1.10€ for children.

5 Tickets for Nüremberg/Fürth/Stein (zone A)

The 5-strips-ticket is a discounted multi-trip-ticket which is offered for the pay scale area Nuremberg/ Fürth/ Stein with the same terms and conditions than Single Tickets.

5 Short Trip Ticket.

There is an special ticket for short trips (2 or 3 stops). It is 7.10€ for adults and 3.60€ for children. It is necessary to always validate ticket. Validating machines are located in the accesses to platforms, elevators and stairs.On buses they are inside.

10 Trip Pass.

It can be used for more than one passenger at the same time and number of tickets to stamp and validate will depend on the zones of the trip. Price is 9.70€ for adults and 4.70€ for children.

1 Day Ticket

For only 4,80 EUR per day individual persons in Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein are mobile all day and unlimited number of rides.
If you buy your ticket on a Saturday, you can travel also the Sunday for free. Meaning you can travel the whole weekend without paying any more.

1 Día Plus ticket

For families, It is valid for two adults and up to four children (under 18 years) for a day or a whole weekend! The DayTicket Plus for Zone A, valid in Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein only costs 8,00 EUR.
The DayTickets are valid only on the day of issue (and the following Sunday, if bought on a Saturday), they are not 24-hour-tickets.

Nürnberg Bärenschanze
Nürnberg Bärenschanze

Schnellbahnnetz nürnberg

Mobicard

With the transferrable MobiCard you can ride as often as you like within its fare zone. From 09.00 a.m you may even take one adult and up to four children (under 18 years) with you. The MobiCard is available for all fare zones in three different versions:

  • 31-day-MobiCard 24/7 (around-the-clock)
  • 31-day-MobiCard (valid after 9 am)
  • 7-day MobiCard 24/7 (around-the-clock).

For the Nuremberg, Fürth and Stein ( zone A) 7-day MobiCard 24/7 (around-the-clock) price is 24.70€.
There are many other options, check at : http://www.vag.de/Overview/m200/Overview-of-ticket-types.html

Airport:

The Nüremberg Airport is located 8 kms in the north of the city.

From the main station to the airport it takes only 12 minutes without scales with the (U2) metro line. With a 10-15 minutes frequency and a fare of 2.40€.

Also in front of the airport terminal is the bus stop. Line 32 runs every hour to the center of Nüremberg (vía Thon) and Line 33 also circulates hourly to Nüremberg-Buch.

Medellin Metro

Medellin metro is the only subway system in Colombia. It has 2 surface lines, A and B,
that cross the city from north to south and from downtown to west and 3 metrocable lines (cable car system),
K, L and J, that cross the city from north to west and from west to northwest.
The system is complemented by Metroplus and serves all Medellin metropolitan area, a distance of about 64 kms.

  • Known as: Metro
  • Lines: 2 ( and 3 metrocable lines more)
  • Stations: 28
  • Length: 32 km of metro lines and 64kms including metrocable,metroplus and metro
  • Web: www.metrodemedellin.gov.co
  • Opening: November 30, 1995
  • Passengers/year: 155 millions (2008)

Lines and stations

Lines A and B are metro lines.

  • Line A. This line crosses Medelling from Nort to South. Length of the line: 23.2 km. 21 stations:
    Niquia, Bello, Madera, Acevedo Linea K, Tricentenario, Caribe, Universidad, Hospital, Prado, Parque Berrío, San Antonio, Alpujarra, Exposiciones, Industriales, Poblado, Aguacatala, Ayurá, Envigado, Itaguí, Sabaneta, La Estrella
  • Line B. Goes from downtown to west. Length 5,6 kms: 7 stations:
    San Antonio, Cisneros, Suramericana, Estadio, Floresta, Santa Lucía, San Javier

Lines K,L and J are metrocable lines.

  • Line K. Goes from north to north west. It has only 4 stations:
    Acevedo, Andalucía, Popular, Santo Domingo Savio
  • Line L. Serves Medellin North East. It has 2 stations:
    Santo Domingo Savio, Arví
  • Line J. Goes from west to north east. 4 stations.
    San Javier, Juan XXIII, Vallejuelos, La Aurora

Medellin metro

Schedule and frecuency

Medellin Metro is open from monday to sunday from 4:30 am to 10:45 pm. Sundays and holidays from 07.00 am to 10 pm.

It has a frecuency of 10 minutes, 3 minutes at rush hours.

Rates

1 trip – $ 1.500 (pesos colombianos)

Tarjeta Cívica: It’s a smart card.

Bielefeld Stadtbahn

The Bielefeld Stadtbahn is part of the transportation system that serves the German city of Bielefeld. It is a commuter rail system that leverages the old network of trams and added underground sections in the city center, making this system a hybrid between a network of tram and subway.

Bielefeld is a medium size city, between Hanover and Dortmund. Its transport system is much like its neighboring cities: Stuttgart, Cologne, Hanover, … The system has 7 underground stations. First one opened in 1971, Beckhausstraße station. Later the Jahnplatz and Hauptbahnhof stations, Wittekindstraße, Nordpark, Babenhausen Süd. Hauptbahnhof, Siegfriedplatz and Rudolf-Oetker-Halle.

The Bielefeld Stadtbahn has four lines that connect in the city center in Hauptbahnhof, Jahnplatz and City Hall. It has a total length of 35kms and 62 stations, only 7 of them underground.

  • Known as: Stadtbahn or U-Strab
  • System length: 35 kms
  • Lines: 4 lines
  • Passengers: 32 millions of passengers per year.
  • Stations: 62 stations, of which eight are underground stations.
  • Operator: Mobiel, a subsidiary of the Bielefeld municipal authority (Stadtwerke)
  • Start of operation: September 21, 1971

System lines and stations

  • Line 1: It is identified by the color blue; it goes from Schildesche to Senne and back, with stops in Hauptbahnhof, Jahnplatz, Bethel and Brackwede.
  • Line 2: It is identified by the color green; it goes from Milse to Sieker and back, with stops in Baumheide, Hauptbahnhof and Jahnplatz.
  • Line 3: It is identified by the color yellow; it goes from Babenhausen Sud to Stieghorst Zentrum and back, with stops in Hauptbahnhof, Jahnplatz and Sieker Mitte.
  • Line 4: It is identified by the color red; it goes from Lohmannshof to Rethaus and back wit stops in Universität, Hauptbahnhof and Jahnplatz.

Stadtbahn schedule and frequency

The Stanbahn run until 1 a.m. every day and the service starts at 4:30 a.m. It starts at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays and public holidays.

Trains stop every 5 – 10 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes late night.

There are night-buses running the rail routes hourly so, just in weekends, there is a 24-hour-service.

Stadtbahnnetzplan Bielefeld

Stadtbahn horarios y frequencia

Rates

The Stadtbahn Bielefeld several zones including other cities but city of Bielefeld is all in tariff zone 1. You just have to take into account tariff zones when going out of town.

  • Single Ticket – 1.70 €. Einzelticket: You can travel where you want, how you want, changing as many times you need within the first 90 minutes from ticket validation.
  • Short ticket (Kurz). You can travel a distance of 4 stops in one direction.
  • 4 Trips – 5.10 €. Either 4 people or 4 trips. It’s cheaper than buying 4 tickets individually
  • 9-Uhr-Tagesticket (for 1 person, valid for 1 day) – 3.60 €
  • 9-Uhr-Tagesticket (5 people) – 6.50 €. Valid for 5 people traveling together, for a full day starting at 9am.
  • Weekly Ticket – 12.50 €
  • Monthly Ticket – 46.00 €
  • Sechser Abo – 36.50 € (for 2 adults and 3 children, valid for 3 months)

Tickets can be purchased at automatic vending machines in almost every station except weekly / monthly bonuses ( atms accept bills of 5 and 10 € and also cards).

Other tickets. You can get all the information on the website of Mobiel.

  • Monatsticket im Ausbildungsverkehr
  • Reduced Monthly Pass
  • Fun ticket
  • Special Ticket for children between 6 and 14 years old.
  • Zusatzticket Fahrrad
  • Ticket for bikes

Other interesting info

There are some beautiful architectural features in Hauptbahnhof (central) station.

* Map By Arbalete [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

San Francisco Metro: BART

San Francisco metro is known as BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit ) and it connects cities in the East Bay and San Mateo County. BART connects the cities of the East Bay and San Mateo County, which include San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Daly City, Concord, Fremont, Hayward, Walnut Creek and Richmond. It’s the fifth busiest rapid transit system in the United States.

  • Known as: BART
  • Number of vehicles: 669
  • System length: 167 km
  • Number of lines: 5
  • Number of stations: 44, 5 under construction and 9 planned.
  • Top speed: 110 km/h
  • Official site: www.bart.gov
  • Operator: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
  • Average ridership: 373,945 per day
  • Start of operation: September 11, 1972

Bart lines and stations

  • Richmond- Fremont line. It’s the orange line. This line has 18 stations (3 more currently under construction). It has a length of 59 km and circulates at an average speed of about 60 km/h. Stations: Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, North Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, Ashby, MacArthur, 19th Street Oakland, 12th Street Oakland City Center, Lake Merritt, Fruitvale, Coliseum, San Leandro, Bay Fair, Hayward, South Hayward, Union City, Fremont
  • Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae Line: It’s 58kms long and has and a total of 23 stations. Circulates at an average speed of 50Km/h. Also known as the red line.It operates until early evening Mondays through Saturdays. Stations: Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte, El Cerrito Plaza, North Berkeley, Downtown Berkeley, Ashby, MacArthur, 19th Street Oakland, 12th Street Oakland City Center, West Oakland, Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street, Civic Center / UN Plaza, 16th Street Mission, 24th Street Mission, Glen Park, Balboa Park, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae
  • Pittsburg/Bay Point–SFO/Millbrae line: It’s the yellow line. It has 26 stations in 89 kms. Trains run at an average speed of 58kms/h. It has a line from the airport to Millbrae on weekends and weeknights. Stations: Pittsburg / Bay Point, North Concord / Martinez, Concord, Pleasant Hill / Contra Costa Centre, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Rockridge, MacArthur, 19th Street Oakland, 12th Street Oakland City Center, West Oakland, Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street, Civic Center / UN Plaza, 16th Street Mission, 24th Street Mission, Glen Park, Balboa Park, Daly City, Colma, South San Francisco, San Bruno, San Francisco International Airport, Millbrae
  • Fremont–Daly City Line: It is the green line. It has 19 stations (plus 3 that are currently under construction). This line is 62.9 kms long and trains circulate at an average speed of 60kms/h. Closed on sundays. Stations: Fremont, Union City, South Hayward, Hayward, Bay Fair, San Leandro, Coliseum, Fruitvale, Lake Merritt, West Oakland, Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street, Civic Center / UN Plaza, 16th Street Mission, 24th Street Mission, Glen Park, Balboa Park, Daly City
  • Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City Line: It’s the blue line. There are 18 stations in 57.5 kms of tracks. Trains run at an average speed of 55kms/h. Stations: Dublin / Pleasanton, West Dublin / Pleasanton, Castro Valley, Bay Fair, San Leandro, Coliseum, Fruitvale, Lake Merritt, West Oakland, Embarcadero, Montgomery Street, Powell Street, Civic Center / UN Plaza, 16th Street Mission, 24th Street Mission, Glen Park, Balboa Park, Daly City

Revised BART map

Schedule and frequency

BART operates from 4:00am (6:00 am on weekends and holidays) to 12: 00 am. Trains run every fifteen minutes and twenty minutes during evenings, weekends and holidays.

Rates

The cost is based on a formula that takes into account both the length and speed of the trip. Minimum fare is $1.75 and is charged for trips under 9.7 km.
The maximum one-way fare is of $10.90 (around 82 km trip).

BART has 5 different colors of tickets:

  • Blue tickets: are the general tickets and the most common type
  • Red tickets: for disabled people and children aged under 4
  • Green tickets : for people over 65 years old
  • Orange tickets: for students
  • BART Plus : special high-value ticket

Bikes and BART

It’s allowed to carry bikes on trains and at all times except for:

  • Cars that are full of people
  • Never in the first car of each train
  • And never in the first 3 cars between 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 pm

You can’t take your bike on escalators and always yield to passengers without bike. Avoid blocking aisles and/or doors.

Curious facts

BART became the first transit system in the United States to offer underground cellphone communication to passengers of all major wireless carriers in May 2004.

Genoa Metro

Genoa, the “Superba”, has a modest but efficient light rail system. It consists of a single line that connects the city center with Rivarolo Ligure suburbs to the northwest of downtown. The city has a population of 800,000 inhabitants. This system is managed by the AMT transport agency that is also responsible for all public transport in the city (bus, train, metro, funicular and lifts). It opened on June 13, 1990 on the occasion of the World Cup Italia 90.

Each year 11 million people use the Metropolitana di Genova that is the Genoa Metro italian name.

The Genoa Metro has low frequency and few hours of service but is still a good option for tourists. Almost all stations are near a site of interest, either commercial or cultural areas or any kind of attraction. Furthermore AMT is a well integrated system so that changing from metro to bus, to tram or whatever is quite easy and tickets are valid for the entire network except Volabus and Navebus.

Genoa Metro lines and stations

It is a 7kms long line serving eight stations. The terminals are Brin and Brignole. From the subway there is direct connection with Trenitalia. The first section of this line was opened in 1990 between Dinegro and Brin stations separated by only 3 kilometers. The occasion for the opening was the great amount of people visiting this area as Italy celebrated the Football World Cup that year. All stations are underground, except Brin that goes elevated and Brignole at surface level. The line was expanded gradually until 2012 to Brignole. Stations: Brin, Dinegro, Principe, Darsena, San Giorgio, Sarzano / Sant’Agostino, De Ferrari, Brignole. The time to do the full trip is 15 minutes.

Tickets and fares

Biglietto ordinario ticket

It costs € 1.50. The ticket is valid for 100 minutes on the whole AMT network except in the Navebus and Volabus.

Biglietto Integrato ticket

Is the same as the previous ticktet but you can also use the second class Trenitalia train service. The price is € 1.60.

10 Biglietto integrato

It’s 10 tickets for 15€.

Single ticket + Navebus

You can travel for 60 minutes around the AMT network (excluding Volabus) and also the Navebus. The price is € 1.60. This ticket is reserved exclusively for the Genoese citizens.

Biglietto Genovapass

Best suited for tourists. It costs € 4.50. With this pass you can travel unlimited around the AMT network (excluding Navebus and Volabus) for 24 hours.

Biglietto 24 hour ticket

It costs 9.00. Valid for 4 people. It is valid for 24 hours after validation. Valid in the AMT network (except Navebus and Volabus) and second class of Trenitalia. It is interesting because for the price of 2 people you can get 4. 5 24hours tickets cost € 18.00.

Biglietto Volabus

It costs € 6.00. It’s valid for a trip in Volabus and 60 minutes of travelling in the AMT network (metro, bus, funicular)

Purchase tickets via SMS

Buying a ticket via SMS is simple: before boarding, simply send an SMS with the text AMT to the number 4850209.

Fines

Between 40 and 360 euros. So you better have a valid ticket.

All fares information in its official website (in italian).

Hours and frequency of service

The Genoa Metro operates from 6:00 to 21:00.
During the week the frequency at rush hour (7-9 am) is 6 minutes and 7 minutes the rest of the time.
Saturday, frequency is 7 minutes during rush hour and up to 11 minutes in regular hours. Holidays, metro starts operating at 7:00 am and runs every 8-15 minutes. The stations are open until 21:15 for all the users have time to leave.

Another Genoa metro map

Genova mappa metropolitana

Airport service

Genoa International Airport is about 6 km from the center. There is no subway service but a shuttle that runs every 30 minutes from the airport and has a journey time of 30 minutes. It costs € 6.

Curious facts

In the historic center of Genoa you can only walk, as the streets are so narrow that cars do not fit.

Accessibility

Every metro stations has been built taking into account the removal of architectural barriers. There are elevators and dedicated access to vehicles in all stations. There also are mini ramps to access trains.

Links of interest

Official maps.

Turin Metro

The Turin Metro is a public transportation system that connects the city of Turin in Italy, with the neighboring city of Collegno.

The system is operated by the Turinese Transport Group and carries about 22 million passengers per year (2010 figures). The most resaltable is that this metro is operated with a Siemens patented system called VAL 208, which is used in very few cities.The abbreviations mean "light automatic vehicle" a fully automatic subway system on tires. All elements of the VAL system (trains, roads, security systems, platforms) have been designed exclusively for this system, so it does not support other types of metro nor metro with driver.

The only existing line to date, was opened in 2006 in time for the Olympic Games in Turin

Turin Metro Lines

The Turin Metro network consists of a single line, Line 1, which opened in 2006, of 13.2 km length and 21 stations.

This line runs from the Fermi station (Collegno) to Lingotto station, on a route that passes by the center of the city through the stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa

The stations are as follows: Fermi, Paradiso, Marche, Massaua, Pozzo Strada, Monte Grappa, Rívoli, Racconigi, Bernini, Principi d´Acaja, XVIII Diciembre, Porta Susa FS, Vinzaglio, Re Umberto, Porta Nuova FS, Marconi, Nizza, Dante, Carducci-Molinette, Spezia, Lingotto, and two more under construction for 2013, stations of Italia 61 and Bengassi.

Future Expansions:

In 2009 it was approved the construction of Line 2, and is scheduled to become operational in 2020-2022.

Major Stations:

Porta Susa, Porta Nuova

Curiosities:

Journey time from the start point of the system to the end of it, is only 23 minutes. 60 seconds on average between each station.

Torino mappa metropolitana 2011

Opening Hours

The metro is open Monday through Friday from 05:30 am to 23:50 pm, Saturday from 05:30 am to 01:30 am and on Sunday from 07:00 am to 23: 50 pm.

Frequency Step

Every 2 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

The ticket prices are the same for the entire area of urban network operated by GTT.

  • Single Urban Ticket: 1 €, valid during 70 minutes from its validation in the entire urban network for bus, trams and subway.
  • 15 Urban Tickets Card: 15 single urban tickets for 13,50 €.
  • Suburban Single Ticket: 1.30 € valid for 90 minutes from validation in the entire network of buses, trams of suburban area.
  • Single Ticket Urban + Suburban; 1.70 € valid for 90 minutes from validation in the entire network of buses, trams and metros in urban and suburban area.
  • 5 Single Urban+Suburban Tickets ; 6.50 €
  • 1-Day ticket: ticket valid for day within the urban and suburban transport of GTT. It costs 5 €. Non transferable.
  • 2-Days ticket: ticket valid for 2 days within the urban and suburban transport of GTT. It costs 7.50 €. Non transferable
  • 3-Days ticket: ticket valid for 3 days within the urban and suburban transport of GTT. It costs 10.00 €. Non transferable
  • Ticket Shopping, this is a valid ticket for 4 hours to move within the urban area. Valid from 09:00 to 20:00 horas. It costs 3 €

Airport

Sandro Pertini International Airport is located 16 km in north of the city center.

The train station is just a few meters of the terminal and is accessed from Departures via a covered walkway with a length of 150 meters.

Trains run between 05.00 am and 21.45 hours with the station towards Turin GTT Dora. Trains run between the Airport and the station of Turin GTT Dora every 30 minutes between 06:49 and 21:19 hours.The inverse service from the GTT Dora station to the Airport also has a periodicity of 30 minutes and runs between 05:03 am and 19:43 hours.Travel time is 19 minutes and the cost of a single ticket, (ticket "Trenibus") costs 3.70 € and enables to make use of not only the metro to Dora GTT but also the urban public transport of the GTT for 70 minutes.

There is also a shuttle bus service from the SADEM company that runs every 30-45 minutes.The service operates from the airport and the city between 05:00 am and 23:00 hours and from the city to the airport between 06 : 00 am and 24.00 hours. The journey takes about 40 minutes to Turin, with intermediate stops. Costs 6.5 €, 7.00 € if it is bought on board.

MetroLink de San Louis

MetroLink is the light rail system that serves the area of Greater St. Louis in Missouri and Metro East Illinois. The system has 2 lines and 37 stations and transports an average of 53 thousand people every day.

MetroLink began its service on July 31, 1993 with the North Hanley to 5th & Missouri red line section. MetroLink is operated by the Bi-State Development Agency, and is working as underground since 2003, with a tariff system integrated with Metrobus lines.

In 2014 was the largest system of light rails in the western half of the United States in terms of use, and the tenth of the United States.

Metrolink lines and stations

The St. Louis Metrolink currently has 37 stations and a total of 73.3 kilometers of tracks. Only 13 stations are exclusive to the red line, 9 exclusive to the blue line and the 15 remaining are shared by the two lines. 16 stations are located in St. Louis, Missouri and 11 in St. Clair County in Illinois.

Red Line

MetroLink red line has a total length of 61kms and 28 stations. It starts at the Lambert St. Louis International Airport station in Missouri and reaches Shiloh-Scott in Illinois. The stations are at surface level or underground. Stations: Lambert Airport Main, Lambert Airport East, North Hanley, UMSL North, UMSL South, Rock Road, Wellston Delmar Loop, Blue Line, Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End, Grand, Ewing Yard, Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center, Arch-Laclede’s Landing, Mississippi River, East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Emerson Park, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, 29th Street Yard, Washington Park, Fairview Heights, Memorial Hospital, Swansea, Belleville, College, Shiloh-Scott

The red line meets the blue line in the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station. From here to the Fairview Heights station shares the route with the blue line.

Blue Line

This line has a total length of 39 kms and serves 24 stations. Some of them are elevated, some others are on the surface and some are underground. The blue line is operational since August 2006. It is the newest line. The line begins at Shrewsbury stations in Missouir and goes to Fairview Heights in Illinois. Stations: Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44, Sunnen, Maplewood-Manchester, Brentwood I-64, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Forsyth, University City-Big Bend, Skinker, Red Line, Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End, Grand, Ewing Yard, Union Station, Civic Center, Stadium, 8th & Pine, Convention Center, Arch-Laclede’s Landing, Mississippi River, East Riverfront, 5th & Missouri, Emerson Park, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, 29th Street Yard, Washington Park, Fairview Heights.

Accesibility

Each car has 4 priority seats reserved for disabled users.
All Metrolink stations are accessible by ramps or elevators.

¿How to use MetroLink?

Buy your ticket, pass or transfer in vending machines in any station. You can pay in cash or with credit/debit card.

If you are going to just take a trip, buy a One-Ride ticket, valid for two hours in a direction. The price is $2.50.

If you plan to ride aswell the Metrobus, buy a MetroLink pass for 2 hours. With this ticket you can use both systems without restriction for 2 hours for $3.00

Metro One-Day Pass allows you to use MetroLink and Metrobus interchangeably and unlimited for a day for $7.50.

Validate your ticket if it’s not already pre-validated. If you are caught travelling in the wrong direction for your ticket or with an invalid ticket, you will have to pay a fine and leave the Metrolink.

Saint Louis Metrolink Map

Bike & Ride

Each MetroLink car is equipped with a rack for 2 bikes, available for the first come first served.
Since MetroLink encourage the use of bicycles in public transport and even connects to bicycle lanes in the area. There are also racks for bicycle parking at stations. The only restrictions for the use of bicycles is that the car is not very crowded and to enter in using the rear door, leaving the other passengers go first. Nor can ride the bike on the platforms or in lifts or ramps.

Park & Ride

There are park lots for your vehicle in almost all stations for free or almost. You can check out in the map of Park and Ride

Security and safety

There is security and surveillance staff at the stations. All stations are monitored 24 hours 7 days a week.

Interesting Links

  • Iphone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/metro-on-the-go-saint-louis/id951906358?mt=8
  • Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.metrostlouis.onthego
  • Trip Planner: http://tripplanner.metrostlouis.org/
  • Metrolink Ticket calculator: http://www.metrostlouis.org/RidingMetro/dumpthepump.aspx