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

Antwerp Premetro

Anvers (Antwerp or Amberes) is the capital of the Antwerp of Flanders, one of the major destinations of Belgium.
Although Antwerp is a small town, it is also one of the most populated of Belgium, which makes public transportation
systems even more relevant.
Anyway you could also visit the main points on foot. Great part of the city historical center is a pedestrian zone.

Public transportation in Antwerp are operated by De Lijn.
In Anvers we have a network of buses, the Tram Network and the Premetro.
The Premetro is just an underground part of the Antwerp Tramway Network.
Exactly 6 of the 12 lines of the entire system run underground.

Premetro lines run underground in the city center along the main street, Diamant under de Central Stations, until they get
Groenplaats. From here the lines continue under the Scheldt River to ground level on Linkeroever.

  • Known as: Premetro
  • Lines: 6 (lines 2,3,5,6,9 and 15 of the tramway network)
  • Stations: 11
  • Length: 7,6kms (4,7 mi)
  • Official Website: http://www.delijn.be/
  • Opening: March 1975

Tramway map of Antwerpen

Premetro Lines and Stations

As we wrote before, Antwerp metro aka Premetro, is not a real metro but a part of the Antwerp Tramway Network. Its operating since
March 25, 1975. It’s composed by parts of those 6 lines (lines 2,3,5,6,9 and 15) and it has 11 stations.

Premetro stations:
Astrid, Diamant, Elisabeth, Frederik van Eeden, Groenplaats, Handel, Meir, Opera, Plantin, Schijnpoort, Sport.
There are also 8 more stations not in used at the moment: Carnot, Drink, Zegel, Collegelaan, Morckhoven, Foorplein, Sint-Willibrordus, Stuivenberg

Anvers Tram Network

The whole Anvers Tram Network are 12 lines, 6 of them running underground.

  • Line 2 or green line: goes from Merksem (Keizershoek P&R) to Hoboken (Kioskplaats).
  • Line 3 or yellow: goes from Zwijndrecht (Melsele Krijgsbaan) to Merksem (Keizershoek P&R).
  • Line 4 or light blue: goes from Hoboken (Kioskplaats) to Silsburg.
  • Line 5 or burgundy: goes from Wijnegem to Linkeroever (P&R).
  • Line 6 or pink: goes from Metropolis to Olympiade.
  • Line 7 or blue: goes from Sint Pietersvliet to Mortsel (Gemeenteplein).
  • Line 9 or orange: goes from Linkeroever (P&R) to Deurne (Eksterlaar).
  • Line 10 or light green: goes from Melkmarkt to Wijnegem.
  • Line 11 or white and red: goes from Melkmarkt to Berchem Station.
  • Line 12 or red: goes from Sportpaleis to Zuid or Groenplaats.
  • Line 15 or white and green: goes from Linkeroever (P&R) to Boechout (P+R Capenberg).
  • Line 24 or pastel pink: goes from Hoboken (Schoonselhof) to Deurne (Silsburg).

Schedule and frecuency

Public transport generally runs from about 6am to midnight.
Frecuency about 4-6min at peak hour and 15min rest of the day.
There’s also a night bus (nachtlijn) service on weekends.

Fares and Tickets

The same tickets can be used for buses, trams and premetro.
Individual Ticket

  • 60 minutes costs €1,3/€2
  • 60 minutes SMS ticket costs € 1,55 (sms DL 4884)
  • 120 minutes SMS ticket costs € 2,35 (sms DL120 4884)

Day pass (a dagpas)

  • 1 day costs €5/€7
  • 60 minutes 10-ride pass costs € 10 (lijnkaart)

For a better explanation of tariffs:
http://www.visitantwerpen.be/

Advise

Stad buses (city buses) and streek buses (regional buses) depart from Franklin Rooseveltplaats or from Koningin Astridplein.
Make sure wich direction are you going, because normally bus and trams routes start at one side of the city
and finish on the other. So maybe you are going to be on the right bus or tram but going on the opposite direction.

Connection to the Airports

Antwerp International Airport is located in the district of Deurne, 2 km away from the city of Antwerp.

Yekaterinburgo metro

The Yekaterinburg metro was the thirteenth rapid transit service to operate in the former USSR back in April 1991. It’s 12.7 kilometers long and serves nine stations along its entire route. Daily it moves around 130,000 people (in 2012)

The initial approach of the system consisted of 3 lines with triangle-shaped intersection in the city center. Today it seems very difficult see this project completed, especially for reasons of funding, but due to the large use of the system line 2 is already in progress: the first section has a length of 4.5 km and 4 stations: Metallurgicheskaya, Tatishchyevskaya, Ploshchad Kommunarov and Ploshchad 1905 Goda.

Like other Russian metro systems (Moscow, St. Petersburg, …) its design is typically Soviet. The stations artistic style is notable for its majesty … although the financial crisis left many of them unfinished.

Lines and stations

Line 1 connects the industrial areas in the north of the city to the center, getting to the Ural’skaya train station.
Stations: Prospekt Kosmonavtov, Uralmash, Mashinostroiteley, Uralskaya, Dinamo, Ploshchad 1905 Goda, Geologicheskaya, Bazhovskaya, Chkalovskaya, Botanicheskaya

WikiCommons Map

Jekaterinburg Metro Map 16022011

Frequency and hours

The total time to make the journey is 12 minutes. Trains operate from 6:00 until 24:00. The frequency varies between 4 and 8 minutes. 4 in peak hours and 8 minutes on weekends.

Fares

Tokens are used in the underground of Yekaterinburg. The price of a single journey is 23 rubles.
There is also the electronic card EKARTA with more competitive prices for citizens, students, pensioners and disabled.

Curious facts

Yekaterinburg was formerly known as Sverdlovsk. It’s considered the unofficial capital of the Urals, natural division between Europe and Asia.

Yekaterinburg metro is one of the most widely used in Russia, in particular is the fourth system just after Moscow Metro, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk.

Brussels Metro

Brussels metro is the most modern on the continent. Construction began in 1970 and the first line opened in 1976.

The Brussels metro is operated by the STIB, the Intercommunal Transport Company of Brussels.Currently, the subway system is composed of 6 different lines but actually they are four metro lines and two light rail (or trams), with 56 kms of tracks and 69 stops (including all subway and light rail).

Brussels Metro Lines

In the most central part of Brussels all lines go in pairs, ie, the same route is made by two different lines, so in the practice it is as if actually there are only three lines.

  • Lines 1 and 5: run Brussels from east to west. Line 1 runs from Gare de l’Ouest station ( west of Brussels) to Stockel (at the eastern endl). Line 5 runs from Erasme (south-west of Brussels) to Herrmann-Debroux (south-east)
  • Lines 2and 6: they are circular lines. Line 2 starts and ends at Simonis. Line 6 runs from Roi Baudouin / Koning Boudewijn (north-west Brussels) to Simonis.
  • Lines 3 and 4: are tram lines.They run through the city via the north-south axis. Interesting to arrive from the train station Gare du Midi to downtown Brussels. Line 3 runs from Churchill (south of the city) to Esplanade in the north. Line 4 runs from Gare du Nord train station (in the north) to Stalle in the south.

Metro Opening Hours:

The subway schedule is:
From 05:30 a.m to 24:00. On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays the subway begins operating at 06:00 a.m in the morning. Some lines such as 3 and 4 begin to operate daily at 05:00 am.

Frequency Step

The frequency is between 6 to 10 minutes during the day. Until 06:00 a.m and after 23:00 p.m frequency decreases to 20 minutes. Because as mentioned, the route of the lines is repeated the frequencies are reduced by half.

Metro Brussels

Fares and Tickets

All tickets we discussed here are valid for the metro, buses and trams.

Let´s see some fares:

  • Single Ticket: 1,80€ (2€ with transshipment). This tickets are valid for an hour since they are validated. During that time, you can make line changes or conveyance.
  • Return Ticket: 3,50€, (must return in the following 24 hours)
  • 5 single tickets: 7,50€.
  • 10 single tickets: 13.00€.
  • 1 Day Pass: 6€, The validity is considered by complete day, not for 24-hour periods. That is, validating the ticket one day in the afternoon, that night expires. This ticket allows an unlimited number of journeys on the entire public transport network of trams, buses, trains and the underground within Brussels until the end of service (except for the NATO-Brussels Airport section of lines 12 and 21)
  • Brussels Card is a tourist card that includes free access to over 30 museums and monuments and allows unlimited use of public transport in Brussels during its validity.

Children

Maximum 4 children per adult travel for free. Every child under six can travel for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Each additional child pays for the journey.

Children aged 6-11 can travel for free at any time on the entire STIB network (except between NATO-Brussels Airport of lines 12 and 21) with the J-ticket. You only pay a refundable deposit of 5 euros.

Airport:

Brussels Airport (Brussels International Airport) is in Zaventen, 14 kilometers from the city of Brussels.

To move from the Zaventem airport to the center of Brussels, the best option is to do it by train.

– Trains: From the airport train station (one level below the terminal) trains run every 10 minutes to Brussels Nord station, Brussels Midi and Brussels Sud. The first train leaves at 06:00 and the last one does at 00:00. The journey lasts between 15-20 minutes, depending on which station we head to. If we go to the center of Brussels the best is to go directly to Gare du Midi.

-Buses: Buses depart from the parking place in front of the Terminal (Level 0). They only stop in Brussels central station, Gare du Midi. From this station you can take the metro, tram or urban bus.They do not have intermediate stops and leave every 30 minutes.

Subway of Philadelphia

Philadelphia also known as “Philly”, is located in southeastern Pennsylvania along the borders of New Jersey and Delaware. It’s the fifth most populous city in the United States. Its metropolitan area covers the counties of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Subway of Philadelphia has several lines that serve up to Camden in New Jersey.

Subway of Philadelphia is part of the Septa (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), which also provides other rail transportation systems (buses, trolleys, trains) and covers Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. The Philadelphia subway network has 4 lines (elevated, surface and underground) that connect to these transport systems to access other parts of the region.

The Subway of Philadelphia is a good way to see the city and the area for tourists, as it operates through the center of the city and is the fastest transport. By Subway of Philadelphia you can visit all the important points of interest for the tourist. The Independence National Historical Park, Liberty Bell Pavillion, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Valley Forge National Historical Park, National Constitution Center, Longwood Gardens, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Zoo, Mutter Museum, Please Touch Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences, Adventure Aquarium, Eastern State Penitentiary, National Museum of Jewish, American History, Love Park, Top Philly Cheesesteaks, … and many other places.

  • Known as: Subway
  • Length: 62 kms.
  • Lines: 4
  • Stations: 280
  • Operated by: SEPTA ( PATCO 1 line)
  • Passengers/day: 330 thousand (2012)
  • Opening: March 4th, 1907

Lines and stations

The subway of Philadelphia operates mainly in the city center and it’s 3 metro lines and a tram line.

The Broad Street Subway, known as just the Subway, BSS or Orange Line, it’s 19 km long, has 25 stations and is operated by
SEPTA. It has three train services: Express, Local and Ridge Avenue Spur.

  • The Express System provides connections for the stations Fern Rock Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center, Erie, Girard, Spring Garden, Race – Vine,
    City Hall and Walnut Locust.
  • The Local service has trains running for all the stations of the express service as well as trains stopping at Logan, Wyoming,
    Hunting Park, Allegheny, North Philadelphia, Susquehanna – Dauphin, Cecil B. Moore, Fairmount, Lombard – South, Ellsworth – Federal, Tasker – Morris, Snyder, Oregon and Pattison.
  • Ridge Avenue Spur provides trains linking Fern Rock Transportation Center, Olney Transportation Center, Erie, North Philadelphia, Girard, Fairmount, China Town and 8th/Market.

The Elevated Market Frankford Subway System also known as Blue line, MFL, MFSE or EL is 25,5kms long, of which 5,8kms are tunnels. It has 28 stations and it’s
also operated by SEPTA. Stations: 69th Street Terminal, Millbourne, 63rd Street, 60th Street, 56th Street, 52nd Street, 46th Street, 40th Street, 34th Street, 30th Street, 15th Street, 13th Street, 11th Street,
8th Street, 5th Street, 2nd Street, Spring Garden, Girard, Berks, York- Dauphin, Huntingdon, Somerset, Allegheny, Tioga, Erie, Torresdale, Church, Margaret – Orthodox and Frankford Transportation Center.

The Subway–Surface Trolley Lines (SSL) or Green Lines (BSS) is 3,8kms long and it’s tunnel all the way. It has 9 stations and is operated by SEPTA.

The red line is the only one operated by PATCO. It’s 23,3 kms long and it has 13 stations.

Philadelphiasubway

Schedule and frequency

The Subway is the fastest transit system in the city of Philadelphia. There are trains from 4:36 hours to 00:30 hours every day.
The third railway line, operated by the Delaware River port Authority (PATCO Speedline) operates 24 hours a day.
Frequency is 14 to 15 minutes.

Tickets

Price for a ride is $2.25 in exact cash, which includes travel by bus and trolleys or a Token that cost $1.80.
Weekly TransPass is $24. Monthly TransPass costs $91.
The fares are cheaper for people with disabilities and students. Senior citizens travel for free.

Connecting to the airport

To get to the Philadelphia International Airport, you have to use the Regional Rail Service. Airport Terminals are connected by SEPTA Connecting Services of buses,
trolleys and High Speed Metro Railway.

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