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.

Fukuoka Subway

Fukuoka Subway first began operation in 1981. The subway system consists of thirty-five stations and three lines called the Kuko, Hakozaki, and Nanakuma lines. Also, the subway system is run by the Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau.

Fukuoka Subway lines and stations

The Hakozaki and Kuko lines run on the 1000 and 2000 series trains while the Nanakuma line was most recently introduced in February of 2005 and runs sixty-eight 3000 series cars. These 3000 series trains are twenty-five percent shorter than their 1000 and 2000 series counter-parts and have a capacity of three hundred seventy-eight compared to the capacity of over seven hundred and fifty of both the 1000 and 2000 series trains.

Kuko Line

The Kuko Line will appear orange on subway maps and runs from Meinohama to Fukuokakuko (Fukuokakuko Airport). Starting from Meinohama, the line will stop at Muromi, Fujisaki, Nishijin, Tojinmachi, Ohorikoen, Akasaka, Tenjin, Nakasu-Kawabata, Gion, Hakata, and Higashi-Hie before arriving at the airport. It takes approximately 25 minutes to travel the distance of the line. From Meinohama station passengers will be able to transfer to the JR Chikuhi line in order to board trains to Karatsu where tourists may be interested in sightseeing Karatsu Castle, which is a beautiful historic landmark.

Hakozaki Line

The Hakozaki Line will appear blue on subway maps and runs from Nakasu-kawabata to Kaizuka. Starting from Nakasu-Kawabata, the line will stop at Gofukumachi, Chiyo-Kenchoguchi, Maidashi-Kyudaibyoinmae, Hakozaki-Miyamae, and Hakozaki-Kyudaimae before arriving at Kaizuka. It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel the distance of the line. Kaizuka station is also a connecting point, from which passengers can transfer trains to the Nishitetsu Line in order to travel to Nishitetsu-Shingu.

Nanukama Line

The Nanukama Line will appear green on subway maps and runs from Hashimoto to Tenjin-minami. Starting from Hashimoto, the line will stop at Jiromaru, Kamo, Noke, Umebayashi, Fukudai-mae, Nanakuma, Kanayama, Chayama, Befu, Ropponmatsu, Sakurazaka, Yakuin-odori, Yakuin, and Watanabe-dori before arriving at Tenjin-minami. It takes approximately 24 minutes to travel the distance of the entire line.

It’s also noteworthy that all of these lines intersect at Tenjin station. If you are transferring from one line to another, then this will be the stop you don’t want to miss!

Timing, Hours of Operation and frequency

All of the trains run from 5:30am until 12:25am with a frequency of every 4 to 8 minutes.

Fukuoka city subway route map EN

Fares and tickets

Standard Tickets and Fares

A ticket between a single pair of stations (otonari) can be purchased for 100 yen for an adult or 50 yen for a child or disabled individual and tickets may range up to 340 yen to travel the distance of one line. A more economic option may be one-day passes, which are sold for 620 yen between Monday through Thursday and 520 yen between Friday and Sunday. Up to two children age six and under may travel for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Any additional children will require the purchase of a child fare ticket.

Commuter and Chika Passes

If you wish to purchase a pass for a more extended period of time, then you may be interested in the commuter and chika (child) passes that can be purchased for periods of one month, three months, or six months at a time. These passes allow free boarding onto any of the subways and are significantly cheaper per day than one-day passes. The card that you are given with these passes will also accrue loyalty points.

To use these passes (called “Hayakaken”) just touch the card to the card reader at a ticket gate and you will be allowed through. Registered cards can be reissued if it is lost for a fee of 1,010 yen.These cards can be used at the following stations: All city Subway lines (Kuko, Hakozaki, and Nanakuma lines) Nimoca, Sugoca, Kitaca, Pasmo, Suica, Manaca, Toica, Pitapa, and Icoca.

Tourist One-Day Passes and Discounts

If you are a tourist, then you may also be interested in the one-day tourist passes, which give you unlimited access to both the buses and trains in Fukuoka (Nishitetsu bus, JR Kyushu bus, Showa bus, Nishitetsu train, and the Subway system). These tickets cost 820 yen for an adult and 410 yen for a child (does not include access to the Nishitetsu train). If you wish to include access to the Nishitetsu train, then these passes are 1,340 yen for an adult and 670 yen for a child.

Another added benefit of the tourist pass is that many great tourist locations offer discounted prices to individuals who have purchased one of these tickets, such as the Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, the Hakata Machiya Folk Museum, Yusentei Garden, Shofuen Garden, Rakusuien Garden, Fukuoka Tower, Namiha No Yu, Oh Sadaharu Baseball Museum, Yahuoku! Dome Tour, Marine World, Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Asahi Beer Community Hall, Dazaifu Tenmangu Treasure Hall, Dazaifu, Tenmangu Kanko History Museum, Kanzeonji Temple, Dazaifu Amusement Park, Dazaifu Station Bike Rental, and Pleasure Boat “Yumin Tomato”.

For more information about potential sites you may want to visit while in this area you can call the Fukuoka City Tourist Information line (Tenjin) at 092-751-6904.

Yokohama Municipal Subway

Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, has a 2 lines metro system to serve its 3.4 million inhabitants. Located just 30 kilometers south of Tokyo, it works in conjunction with several urban trains such as the Sotetsu and Keikyu lines.

Operating since April 12, 1972, its 2 lines, which originally where 3, the blue line and the green line, serve 42 stations. The length of the system is 53.4 kms. The system is managed by Yokohama City Transportation Bureau. There are plans to extend the blue line.

Yokohama Subway lines and stations

The 2 lines and 42 stations, identified by name and color are:

Blue line

The blue line in his initial approach was two separated physical lines, the 1 and the 3, intersecting at Kannai. Currently it works as a single line from Azamino in the North to Shonandai in the south. ust 7.6 kilometers of this 40,4 kms line are underground. The line serves 32 stations, of which only 5 are on the surface: Center-Kita, Center-Minami, Nakamachidai, Nippa, Kaminagaya. Travel time from end to end on the blue line requires 66 minutes. All stations on this line are named with a B.

Stations: (Line 3:) Azamino, Nakagawa, Center Kita, Center Minami, Nakamachidai, Nippa, Kita Shin-yokohama, Shin-Yokohama, Kishine-kōen, Katakurachō, Mitsuzawa-kamichō, Mitsuzawa-shimochō, Yokohama, Takashimachō, Sakuragichō, Kannai, (Line 1:) Isezakichōjamachi, Bandōbashi, Yoshinochō, Maita, Gumyōji, Kami-Ōoka, Kōnan-Chūō, Kaminagaya, Shimonagaya, Maioka, Totsuka, Odoriba, Nakada, Tateba, Shimoiida, Shōnandai

Green line

The green line or line 4 is operating since March 2008. It serves from Hiyoshi to Nakayama. It’s 13.1 kms of track serving 10 stations. This line was intended to be a loop line. although currently is not working as such, in the near future the project could be completed. Transfers can be made between these lines in Center Kita and Minami Center. All stations on this line are named with a letter G.

Stations: Nakayama, Kawawachō, Tsuzuki-Fureai-no-Oka, Center-Minami, Center-Kita, Kita-Yamata, Higashi-Yamata, Takata, Hiyoshi-Honchō, Hiyoshi

Line 2

Line 2 was planned to link Kanagawa-Shinmachi Station to Byobugaura Station.

Line 3

Line 3 would begin at line 1 termini Azamino and would end at Shin-Yurigaoka. It is still in planning stage

Other Yokohama subway lines

Minatomirai line depart from Central Station. It is 4.1 km long and has been operational since February 2004. The Metro operates in conjunction with the Tokyu Toyoko suburban commuter railway, which runs from Yokohama to Shibuya in Tokyo, taking 35 minutes to complete the trip.

The Kanazawa Seaside Line runs completely autonomously and elevated through its 10.6 kms route.

Yokohama Municipal Subway eng

Hours

Yokohama Municipal Subway works from 5:30 am to 00:00 am. Frequency of services ranges from 5 to 6 minutes during peak hour.

Tickets and fares

The rate is calculated on the basis of-traveled areas. In total there are 6 areas. Tickets can be purchased with cash or with a PASMO card.

  • zone 1 from 0 to 3 kms
  • zone 2 from 3.1 to 7 kms
  • zone 3 from 7.1 to 11 kms
  • zone 4 from 11.1 to 15 kms
  • zone 5 from 15.1 to 19 kms
  • zone 6 from 19.1 to 23 kms

By buying PASMO card you can take advantage of discounts.

In the following link you can calculate the price of your ordinary ticket, group tickets, tickets for weekends and holidays, passes students, PASMO card. Yokohama Subway calculator. And here fares for children.

Curious facts

You can take a bike or a surfboard provided that they are within their respective bag or case. Small pets in their cages. Guide dogs are allowed.

There arear women only wagons in the blue line.

In the Yokohama subway there are priority seating in “non-mobile” areas, reserved for the elderly, pregnant, disabled and others

There are power-off areas in the metro where you can not use the phone. In these areas you have to turn off the phone.

Maternity marks. Particular caution not to use these seats.

Kolkata metro

After almost thirty years of Metro, Kolkata Metro is the very first rapid transit system of India.
The city’s lifeline is expected to get stretched to 110 km in the next three years.
One line of the Kolkata Metro web is operational. The other lines, five more, are still under construction.
The operational line (Dum Dum- Kavi Subhas Metro) boards above 600000 passengers on daily basis.
Kolkata Metro offers the cheapest and safest mode of transportation in Kolkata.
You’ll enjoy clean environment and save money on transportation services, as you can get almost everywhere by Kolkata metro.

In 1973, Metropolitan Transport Project was launched, which formulated the idea of Rapid Transit System.
The plan involved the construction of five mass rapid-transit lines, covering a route of 97.5 km.
The north-south axis of Kolkata was offered the highest priority (Dum Dum to Kavi Subhas).
Project’s foundation was laid by the then PM of India and Indira Gandhi (29 December 1972).

  • Also Known As: Metro Railway
  • Passengers/Day 600000
  • Lines 6 (built,planned and under construction)
  • Fares: from INR 4 to 12
  • 24h operation: No
  • Driverless trains: No
  • Average Speed: 30 km/h
  • Max. Speed: 55 km/h
  • Operator: Metro Railway, Kolkata (under Central Government Ministry of Railways)
  • Website: Kolkata Metro

Lines and Stations

In the beginning of the project,five line plans were introduced. Three of them were selected to start construction:

  • Dum Dum toMahanayak Uttam Kumar (which was later stretched to Kavi Subhash)
  • Dakshineshwar – Thakurpukur (change of route, Joka to BBD Bagh)
  • Bidhannagar to Ramrajatala (constructed till Howrah Maidan)

All the six lines are as follows (planned, under construction and already built):

  • Line 1: North South Metro. It runs from Dum Dum to Kavi Subhash Terminals. It is of 25 kilometer length and has 24 stations. It uses a combination of underground, at-grade and elevated lines. It first operations started on 24 Oct. 1984.
  • Line 2: East West Metro. It’s a project of $838.4 million that will connect Kolkata to Howrah. It will be an underwater metro with route length of 14.67 km. This route will cover 12 stations between Kolkata and Howrah.
  • Line 3: Joka to BBD Bagh Metro. This is an under construction line that starts from Joka (South Kolkata) and extend to BBD Bagh (Central Kolkata). The 16.72 km route length is expected to cover 13 stations including Joka and BBD Bagh.
  • Line 4: Naopara to Barasat Metro. This will be a 18.5 km route from Naopara to Barasat Metro. Line 4 route is under-construction and will cover 9 stations.
  • Line 5: Baranagar to Barrackpore Metro. This metro line will start from Baranagar and end at Barrackpore. This line is also under-construction and covers 11 stations.
  • Line 6: New Garia or Kavi Subhas to Airport Metro. Line 6 route started on 7 Feb. 2011. It will link Kavi Subhas Terminal to Airport Metro. The route covers 24 stations, which is expected to offer promising benefits to commuters.

Schedule and frequency

Kolkata Metro operates from 7:00 to 11:45pm. Frequency is 5 minutes in peak hours and 12 minutes in non-peak hours.

Mumbai suburban rail map

Rates

Kolkata Metro is the cheapest transportation, starting with just INR 4 (0,05€). El ticket más caro es alrededor de los INR 12 (0,15€).
Infants or toddlers can travel free. Kolkata metro has recently introduced a token system and Smart card systems to avoid ticketing problems.

Connection to the airport

Dum Dum metro terminal is close to Netaji Subhash Airport, which means you can pick your ride right from the airport or its closest terminal.

Curious Facts about Calculta metro

Kolkata Metro (Calculta) is the very first underground metro railway.
Late Indira Gandhi laid the foundation of Kolkata Metro.
In a survey made by BBC (1984), Kolkata Metro ranked number one position.
A metro carries more than 2000 commuters in every round.

Nagoya’s Subway

Nagoya’s subway dates from 1958. It’s Japan’s third subway system, after Tokyo and Osaka. Includes 6 lines that intersect and connect to rail links and bus terminals such as Meitetsu Railways, JR, Kintetsu Railways and the Linimo maglev train. These 6 lines are: Higashiyama, Meijo, Meiko, Tsurumai, Sakuradori and Kamiida.

Nagoya’s Subway is the most convenient way of getting around Nagoya for foreign people. All the lines are color coded and most parts of the system are bilingual, easy to understand and navigate for non japanese speakers. By subway there’s access to most Nagoya’s attractions.

It is operated by Transportation Bureau City of Nagoya

Lines and stations

The color code lines include phisical lines

  • Yellow line. Line 1 or Higashiyama Line. It’s 20.6 km (12.8 mi) long and has 22 stations.
  • Purple line. Includes Line 2 or Meijō Line. It’s 8.9 km (5.5 mi) long and has 12 stations. And also Line 4, with 17.5 km (10.9 mi) and 17 stations.
  • Purple & white. Line 2 or Meikō Line. It’s 6.0 km (3.7 mi) long and has 7 stations.
  • Blue Line. It’s the Meitetsu Inuyama Line. 21.4 km (13.3 mi) long and 13 stations. Line 3 or Tsurumai Line, 20.4 km (12.7 mi) and 20 stations. Meitetsu Toyota Line, 15.2 km (9.4 mi) long and 8 stations. Meitetsu Mikawa Line, 1.4 km (0.87 mi) long and 2 stations.
  • Red Line. It’s Line 6 or Sakura-dōri Line. 19.1 km (11.9 mi) long and 21 stations
  • Pink Line. It’s Meitetsu Komaki Line, 18.3 km (11.4 mi) long and 13 stations. Another Meitetsu Komaki Line 2,3 kms extension with 2 more stations.
    Line 7 or Kamiiida Line, 0.8 km (0.50 mi) long with 2 stations.

  • The Meijo line is a loop since October 2004 and connects the major stations of Kanayama, Kamimaezu, Motoyama & Yagoto.

    Nagoya Subway Network

    Schedule and frecuency

    Most lines start at 05:00am and finish about 00:00 am.

    Fares and tickets

    Prices on the Nagoya subway start from 200 yen for 1 zone adults with a maximum fare of 320 yen for 5 zones adults. It’s possible to buy one-day passes for a day of unlimited rides on city buses and the subway (which costs ¥850 for both bus and subway, or ¥740 for just the subway).There is also the Donichi Eco Kippu ticket (¥600), which allows unlimited rides on city buses and the subway on weekends, public holidays, and the eighth of each month (Environmental Conservation Day).
    The Yurika pre-paid card.

      Zone 1

    • Adult costs ¥200
    • Child costs ¥100
      Zone 2

    • Adult costs ¥230
    • Child costs ¥120
      Zone 3

    • Adult costs ¥260
    • Child costs ¥130
      Zone 4

    • Adult costs ¥290
    • Child costs ¥150
      Zone 5

    • Adult costs ¥320
    • Child costs ¥160

    Curious facts

    Nagoya Station is the world’s largest train station by floor area

    There is a car only for woman during rush hours, 8am-9am, on the Higashiyama Line through Sakae, Fushimi to Nagoya Station.

    Hatchii is Nagoya Municipal Subway’s mascot, and his first appearance was in August 1, 2002.

    Connection to the airport

    Nagoya’s airports are Chūbu Centrair International Airport (NGO), on the artificial island off shore of Tokoname, and Nagoya Airfield (Komaki Airport, NKM).
    There are high speed Meitetsu express trains to Chubu International Airport from Nagoya Station (30 mins), Kanayama Station (25 mins) and Jingu-mae.

Tehran Metro

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

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

Tehran Metro lines and stations

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

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

Teheran metro hr

Schedule and frecuency

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

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

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

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

Fares and Tickets

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

Curious facts

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

Connection to the Airport

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

Shangai Metro

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

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

Lines and stations

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

ShanghaiMetro2020 Printable

Schedule and frequency

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

Rates

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

Curious facts

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

Suzhou Subway

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

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

Lines and stations

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

Suzhou Subway Network Plan for 2020 incl line 3 ext

Schedule and frequency

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

Rates

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

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

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

Going to the airport

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