Seoul Metro

The Seoul Capital Area is the world’s second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people.
With 975.4 km (606.1 mi) of tracks, Seoul Metropolitan Subway is the world’s largest subway system.
With 2,5 billion passenges per year is the world’s busiest subway. With 607 stations, another record of Seoul Metro, is the
second largest subway by number of stations. New York City Subway is the largest.

Seoul has one of the world’s most advanced transportation infrastructures, which is constantly under expansion.
The public transportation system comprises buses, trains and subways.

  • Known as: Metro
  • Lines: 19
  • Stations: 607
  • Length: 975.4 km (606.1 mi)
  • Passengers/day: 6.9 Millions
  • Opening: 1974

Lines and stations

Seoul subway network links every district of the city and the surrounding areas.
The Seoul Subway has nineteen lines, which cover Seoul, Incheon, Gyeonggi province, western
Gangwon province, and northern Chungnam province.

Seoul subway linemap en

  • Line 1 (blue): Goes from Soyosan to Incheon / Sinchang / Gwangmyeong / Seodongtan, comprises 98 stations and is 200.6 km long. It is operated by Korail / Seoul Metro.
  • Line 2 (green): Goes from City Hall / Seongsu / Sindorim to City Hall / Sinseol-dong / Kkachisan. It comprises fifty one stations, and is 60.2 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metro.
  • Line 3 (orange): Goes from Daehwa to Ogeum and comprises forty three stations, and is 57.4 km long. It is operated by Korail / Seoul Metro.
  • Line 4 (light blue): Goes from Dangogae to Oido, comprises fourty eight stations, and is 71.5 km long. It is operated by Korail / Seoul Metro.
  • Line 5 (purple): Goes from Banghwa to Sangil-dong / Macheon, comprises fifty one stations, and is 52.3 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit.
  • Line 6 (brown): Goes from Eungam to Bonghwasan, comprises thirty eight stations, and is 35.1 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit.
  • Line 7 (army green): Goes from Jangam to Bupyeong-gu Office, comprises fifty one stations, and is 57.1 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit.
  • Line 8 (pink): Goes from Amsa to Moran, comprises seventeen stations, and is 17.7 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit.
  • Line 9 (pastel brown): Goes from Gaehwa to Sinnonhyeon, comprises twenty five stations, and is 27.0 km long. It is operated by Seoul Metro Line9 Corporation.
  • AREX (light blue): Goes from Seoul Station to Incheon International Airport, comprises ten stations, and its 58 km long. It is operated by Korail Airport Railroad.
  • Jungang Line (turquoise): Goes from Yongsan to Yongmun, comprises twenty eight stations, and it is 71.2 km long. It is operated by Korail.
  • Gyeongui Line (turquoise): Goes from Gongdeok / Seoul Station to Munsan, comprises twenty three stations, and it is 50.8 km long. It is operated by Korail.
  • Gyeongchun Line (turquoise): Goes from Sangbong to Chuncheon, comprises nineteen stations, and it is 80.7 km long. It is operated by Korail.
  • Bundang Line (yellow): Goes from Wangsimni to Mangpo, comprises thirty two stations, and it is 46.8 km long. It is operated by Korail.
  • Suin Line (yellow): Goes from Oido to Songdo, comprises nine stations, and it is 13.1 km long. It is operated by Korail.
  • Sinbundang Line (yellow): Goes from Gangnam to Jeongja, comprises six stations, and it is 17.3 km long. It is operated by Neo Trans (DX Line).
  • Incheon Line 1 (pastel blue): Goes from Gyeyang to International Business District, comprises twenty nine stations, and it is 29.4 km long. It is operated by Incheon Transit.
  • EverLine (green): Goes from Giheung to Jeondae · Everland, comprises fifteen stations, and it is 18.1 km long. It is operated by Yongin Rapid Transit Corporation.
  • U Line (yellow): Goes from Balgok to Tapseok, comprises fifteen stations, and it is 11.1 km long. It is operated by Uijeongbu LRT Corporation.

Fares and Tickets

  • Single Ticket for until 10 km: 1,050 WON. 100 WON added for every 5 km.
  • Sinbundang Line Single Ticket: 1,750 WON
  • EverLine and U Line Single Ticket: 1,300 WON.
  • Children’s tickets: half the price.
  • Senior citizens and disabled people: free.
  • Valid cards: T-money, Upass, and KB Free Pass.

Schedule and frecuency

Seoul trains operates from 5.30 am to 1:00 am from monday to friday. Weekends from 5.30am to 00:00am.
There is a train every 4 – 6 minutes and in rush hours every 2 – 3 minutes.

Curious facts

Seul Metro stations are the most modern in terms of wireless communications and digital information.

Connection to the Airports

There are two international airports in Seoul: Gimpo International Airport, mostly for domestic flights, and Incheon International Airport.
You can get to the first one stopping at Gimpo International Airport Station on the Seoul Subway Line 5 and Line 9.
For the latter, the fastest way is by the AREX subway.

Delhi Metro

Although the Delhi Metro is not the first in India it can be said it is the first of its kind in the country. The metro railway network has almost covered the entire city and follows with continuous endeavors of expansion. Most of the neighboring areas and suburbs will be covered by the metro railway by the end of 2020.This rapid transit system serves Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, and Ghaziabad and carries over 1.8 million passengers every day.

The Delhi Metro network consists of six lines with a total length of 193 kilometres  with 145 stations (35 are underground, five are at-grade, and the remainder are elevated). Delhi Metro is being built and operated by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) and is owned by the State along with the Government of the territorial capital of Delhi. The organisation is under administrative control of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. Construction started in 1998, and the first section, on the Red Line opened in 2002, followed by the Yellow Line in 2004, the Blue Line in 2005, its branch line in 2009, the Green and Violet Lines in 2010, and the Delhi Airport Metro Express in 2011.

Delhi Metro Lines

The Delhi Metro network consists of 6 lines with a total length of 193 kilometres with 145 stations, but this figures change rapidly.

  • Red Line: Dilshad Garden – Rithala. It runs from Dilshad Garden to Rithala, with a lenght of 25.1 Kms and 21 stations on this route. At present, the line is fully operational.
    The red line has two interchange stations, the first at Kashmere Gate with the yellow line and the second Inderlok with the green line.
  • Yellow Line: Jahangirpuri – HUDA city centre (in neighbouring Gurgaon) covers a distance of 45 kms and there are 34 stations on this route. In this line we find the country’s deepest metro station at Chawri Bazaar, situated 30 metres below ground level.
  • Blue Line: Dwarka Sector- Noida City Centre (in neighbouring Noida) The Blue Line was the third line of the metro to be opened, and the first to connect areas outside Delhi.Consists of 50 stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre (sector 32) with a length of 56.5 km including the branch to Vaishali starting in Yamuna Bank Station of 6.25 kms. This line crosses the Yamuna River between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations. Karkardooma station on Vaishali branch is the highest station of Delhi Metro with a platform height of 19 meters.
  • Green Line: Inderlok – Mundka – Ashok Park Main. It is the first Delhi Metro line that offers the standard-gauge corridor. The total distance covered on this fully elevated line is approximately 19 km including a branch to Kirti Nagar with 18 stations.
  • Violet  Line:- Central Secretariat – Badarpur. It began operations in October 2010. The route covers a total distance of 20 km that includes 16 important stations.
  • Airport Express – Dwarka Sector 21. It links with Indira Gandhi Airport. The line, also known as the Orange line is operated by the Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt. Limited (DAMEL). The total length of the line is 22.7 km, of which 15.7km is underground.The trains travel at up to 135km/h, instead of up to 80km/h as on the rest of the metro.

Delhi metro rail network

Future expansions:

The Delhi Metro is being constructed in phases. Phases I-II are now ready. Phases III (105km) and IV (108.5km) are planned to be completed by 2015 and 2021 respectively, with the network spanning 413km by then.

Phase III: The plans are to cover Yamuna Vihar-Mukundpur corridor, which will be the longest line in the Delhi Metro network that will cover around 55.9 kms. The major stations on this route will be Mukundpur, Rajouri Garden, Dhaula Kaun, Anand Vihar and culminate at Yamuna Vihar. It will also give coverage of the Jamia Milia University.The significant thing about the Phase III metro is that it will have 23 interchangeable stations for seamless connectivity.

The Delhi Metro Phase III along with I and II phase can cover almost 70 percent of Delhi.

Metro Opening Hours

The subway schedule is from 06:00 a.m till about 23:00 p.m in the night.

Frequency Step

The train frequency varies depending on the line ranging from 3 minutes at peak time up to 13 minutes in non peak hours.

For more info: http://www.delhimetrorail.com/metro_timing.aspx

Fares and Tickets

Delhi Metro commuters have three choices for ticket purchase:

  • Tokens, wich are valid only for a single journey on the day of purchase and the value depends on the distance travelled, with fares for a single journey ranging from INR 8 (€0.11) to INR 30 (€0.40).
  • Rechargeable Travel Cards are available for longer stays and are most convenient for frequent commuters. They are valid for one year from the date of purchase or the date of last recharge, and are available in denominations of INR 100 (€1.38) to INR 800 (€11). A 10% discount is given on all travel made on it.
  • The Tourist Cards valid for one and three days of unlimited travelling respectively. The cost of a one-day card is INR100 (€1.35) and for a three-day card is INR 250 (€3.45), besides a refundable deposit of INR 50 (€0.70) that must be paid at the time of purchasing the card.

Airport

Delhi Airport Metro Express Line links the Indira Gandhi International Airport, located 16 kilometres south west of New Delhi city centre.
It was initially planned to run trains 24 hours a day with a frequency of 10 minutes, but currently train services operate from 05:15 am to 11:14 pm, with a 13 minute frequency. The travel time from New Delhi railway station to the Airport T3 is 18 mins. The fare for this trip has been fixed at INR 80 (€1.12).

Bangkok Metro

Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line (The MRT System) has become the first Metro in Thailand because its initial system section of Hua Lamphong to Bang Sue is the first railway system in Thailand that kept on underground level.
Bangkok’s subway was built in 2004 to provide greater coverage and is supplemented by SkyTrain lines, (Green Line Skytrain BTS.).

Bangkok metro is a modern rapid transit system operated by the Bangkok Metro Public Company Limited.
It has just one line (MRTA Blue line) but crosses the city from north to south. The length of the subway line is just over 21 kilometers spread over 18 stations.

Bangkok Metro Lines

The Blue Line, officially the Chaloem Ratchamongkhon Line, is the only metro line currently in operation. The present Bangkok mass transit system comprises two different types of metros:

  • The elevated BTS system, the so called Skytrain ( rot fai fah in Thai). Skytrains are in service in 2 routes. 1) Mo Chit (Northern Bus Terminal) to Bearing Route passing Sukhumvit Rd with 22 stations and 2) National Stadium to Wongwian Yai Route passing Silom Rd.
    This line covers only 9 stations. Passengers can change their routes at the Interchange Station at Siam Square. Apart from being the fastest mean of transportation, the Skytrain has two more advantages: it offers a panoramic views of Bangkok and it stops at several shopping centres along Silom, Ratchadamri, and Sukhumwit roads.
    Interchange stations with MRT are provided at Mo Chit, Sukhumvit, and Sala Daeng stations.
  • The underground MRT subway, Blue Line. The MRT serves more than 240,000 passengers each day. It has 18 operational stations along 27 kilometres of underground track.
    The MRT System starts from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) along Rama 4 road to Bang Sue Railway Station. Its stations are : Hua Lamphong, Sam Yan, Silom, Lumpini,
    Khlong Toei, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, Sukhumvit, Phetchaburi, Phra Ram 9, Thailand Cultural Centre, Huai Khwang, Sutthisan, Ratchadaphisek, Lat Phrao, Phahon Yothin, Chatuchak Park,
    Kamphaeng Phet, Bang Sue.

Although BTS and MRT use similar technology (trains, signalling & train control), there is no track connection between them.
All MRT stations are equipped with platform-screen-doors, which does not apply to any BTS station. On both means of transport the wagons are climatized.

Future Expansions

As of 2011, two extensions of the Blue Line are under construction. When completed, the Blue Line will become a loop line around the centre of Bangkok,
with an extension to Bang Khae on its western side.

The MRT Purple Line is also under construction. It will connect Bang Sue with Nonthaburi in the north-west, and will be the first public transit line outside the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.

Metro Opening Hours

The metro works 06.00 a.m to 00:00 daily.

Frecuency

For the MRTS is less than 5 minutes during the peak hours (06.00 a.m to 09.00 a.m and 14.30 p.m to19:30 p.m) and around 7 minutes during the off-peak hours.

For the BTS Skytrain it is every 5 minutes from 06:00 a.m to 00.00 a.m but at shorter intervals during rush hours (07.30 a.m to 09.30 a.m and 05.30a.m to 19:00 p.m).

Fares and Tickets

Tickets and cards can be purchased at ticket offices and vending machines in the stations, but these only issue Tokens and single tickets and only accept cash.
The fares range from 16 to 40 baht based on the distance travelled.

The ticketing system uses RFID contactless technology with round black tokens issued for single trips and contactless stored value cards for frequent travellers.
In the near future, a joint ticketing system will be set up so that passengers can use a single ticket on the Metro as well as on the Skytrain.

  • Single Adult Ticket: from 16 to 40 bath depending on the distance.
  • 1 Day Pass: 1 day of unlimited trips (Since the 1st entering in the paid area to midnight of that day). It is only issued at Ticket Offices.
    The card can be used in all 18 MRT stations and costs 120 bath.
  • 3 Days Pass: Unlimited 3 consecutive days travel (since the 1st entering in the paid area to midnight of the 3rd day). It is only issued at Ticket Offices.
    The card can be used in all 18 MRT stations and costs 230 bath.
  • 15 Days Pass: Unlimited 15 consecutive days travel travel (Since the 1st entering in the paid area to midnight of the 15th day).
    It is only Issued at Ticket Offices. The card can be used in all 18 MRT stations and costs 600 bath.

More info in : http://www.bangkokmetro.co.th/ticket.aspx?Menu=13&Lang=En

Children and elder pay half: from 8 to 20 bath.

Airport

The Bangkok International Airport or Suvarnabhumi Airport is located in the town of Racha Thewa, Samut Prakan province about 30 kilometers east of Bangkok.

To reach the center, the best way is to take the train (Airport Train). You can choose between the City Line and the Express Line. The first makes a journey with stops (7 in total) and the journey takes about 35 minutes, costs 45 bath and identifies with the color blue. The second, Express Line only stops at Makkassan and takes about 25 minutes, costs 90 bath and identifies with the color red. If you go downtown or wish to connect to the BTS Sky train you have to get a ticket to the last station (Phaya Thai station.) Once in Phaya Thai station you are still not in center, but you have correspondence with the Sky Train (BTS) that will take you there.

Add to this the company Airport Express, which provides shuttle buses that run between the airport and hotels in Bangkok, exactly towards the city center. You will find their stop when leaving the 1st floor of the airport.
They cover four fixed routes for a flat rate of 150 baht (3.05 €) and stop at the main hotels. The hours of operation are from 05:00 a.m to 24:00 a.m.

  • AE1: Suvarnabhumi – Silom
  • AE2: Suvarnabhumi – Khao San Road
  • AE3: Suvarnabhumi – Sukhumvit
  • AE4: Suvarnahhumi – Victory Monument – Hua Lamphong (train station)

Bangkok Metro Map

BKK masstransit map 2017-08

Hong Kong Metro, MTR

Hong Kong is a big city and one of best way to get around is by metro (Hong Kong MTR, Mass Transit Railway). It started working in 1979
and it has became the most popular public transport in Hong Kong. Almost a half of its population, about 4.2 million people,
use it everyday. There are metro stops in nearly all of the areas in Hong Kong metropolitan area.
Those who wish to travel to and from the city centre or other areas of Hong Kong should have no difficulty
finding the train to take them where they need to go as the MTR has around 84 stations located at all major places. The complete
network has 152 stations, including these 84 railway stations and 68 light rail stops.

The complete transport network is composed by heavy rail, light rail, airport express, inter-city railway service and the MTR Bus.
It’s nine urban lines, one Airport Express line to get to the Airport from downtown, one light rail system with 12 routes
and one tourist cable car system Ngong Ping 360.

  • Known as: MTR (Mass Transit Railway)
  • Length of the network: 174km only MTR, 218.2 km with light train network.
  • Number of lines: 9 lines
  • Number of stations:84 stations
  • Average ridership: 4.2 million passengers daily
  • Website: MRT Hong Kong
  • Operator: MTR Corporation
  • Start of operation: September 30, 1979

Lines and stations

At the moment there are some projected lines and stations. Following ones are already operational.

Hong Kong MTR Route Map 2007 en

  • East Rail Line, opened in 1910. Going from Hung Hom to Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau in 41 kms, with journey times of 42 and 45 minutes
    respectively. 14 stations:
    Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau, Kwu Tung, Sheung Shui, Fanling, Tai Wo, Tai Po Market, University, Racecourse, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, Tai Wai, Kowloon Tong, Mong Kok East, Hung Hom (planned and under construccion stations included)
  • Kwun Tong Line , opened in 1979. Terminal stations: Yau Ma Tei and Tiu Keng Leng. 11.2 kms. 15 Stations and 28 min journey time.
    Whampoa, Ho Man Tin, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Prince Edward, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon Tong, Lok Fu, Wong Tai Sin,Diamond Hill, Choi Hung, Kowloon Bay, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, Lam Tin, Yau Tong, Tiu Keng Leng
  • Tsuen Wan Line, opened in 1982. Terminal stations: Central and Tsuen Wan. Length 16kms. 16 stations. Running time: 30 min.
    Tsuen Wan, Tai Wo Hau, Kwai Hing, Kwai Fong, Lai King, Mei Foo, Lai Chi Kok, Cheung Sha Wan, Sham Shui Po, Prince Edward, Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Jordan, Tsim Sha Tsui, Admiralty, Central
  • Island Line, opened in 1985. Terminal stations: Sheung Wan and Chai Wan. 13.3 length, 14 stations and 25 min. of running time.
    Kennedy Town, Hong Kong University, Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Tin Hau, Fortress Hill, North Point, Quarry Bay, Tai Koo, Sai Wan Ho, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen, Chai Wan
  • Tung Chung Line, opened in 1998. Terminal stations: Hong Kong and Tung Chung. 31.1kms length, 8 stations and 26 minutes of running time.
    Tung Chung,Sunny Bay, Tsing Yi, Lai King, Olympic, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Tseung Kwan O Line, opened in 2002. Terminal stations: North Point, Po Lam and LOHAS Park . 11,9km length, 8 stations and 15-20 min running time.
    Po Lam, Hang Hau, LOHAS Park, Tseung Kwan O, Tiu Keng Leng, Yau Tong, Quarry Bay, North Point
  • West Rail Line, opened in 2003. Terminal stations: Hung Hom and Tuen Mun. 35.4 kms length, 12 stations and 37 min of journey time.
    Tuen Mun, Siu Hong, Tin Shui Wai, Long Ping, Yuen Long, Kam Sheung Road, Tsuen Wan West, Mei Foo, Nam Cheong, Austin, East Tsim Sha Tsui, Hung Hom
  • Ma On Shan Line, opened in 2004. Terminal stations: Wu Kai Sha and Tai Wai.11.4 kms length, 9 stations and 16 min of running time.
    Wu Kai Sha, Ma On Shan, Heng On, Tai Shui Hang, Shek Mun, City One, Sha Tin Wai, Che Kung Temple, Tai Wai
  • Disneyland Resort Line, opened in 2005. Terminal stations: Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort. 3.3 kms, 2 stations and 4.5 min running time

    Disneyland Resort, Sunny Bay

The colours of the lines are dark orange for the Tseung Kwan line, purple for the West rail line, Brown is for the Ma on Shan line. Turquoise is for the light rail and the Airport Express. Dark Blue for the island lines, and light blue the East Rail Line.Green is for the Kwaung tong line. Light orange is for the Tung Chun line.

Schedule and frequency

Service hours are different for each line, but mainly the trains are working from 05:30 or 06:00 to 01:00 the next day, seven days a week.
Rush hours are from 08:30 to 09:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00.

Urban lines have trains running every 2 to 3 minutes. Tung Chung lines have trains every 4 to 5 minutes during peak hours.
The MTR has an accuracy of 99.9%.

Rates

MTR uses an easy single fare system. The fares range from 4 Hong Kong dollars to 26 dollars depending on where they are going
in the city and whether a transfer is required.
You can buy single fare cards at most of the metro stations. There are reduced fare tickets for both children and the elderly.
The tickets for a single fare connection depends on how far the individual is choosing to go in the system.

Curious facts

An interesting fact for tourists is that The new West line system will have some of the deepest tunnels in the subway system.

Almaty Metro

The Almaty Metro (Алматы метрополитені) recently opened is the second metro system in Central Asia, behind Tashkent Metro, in Uzbekistan, and the sixteenth subway line in the former Soviet republics.

The Almaty Metro construction began in 1988, under the promotion and financing of the USSR, but after its fall, the works were halted by lack of funds and by the deep crisis that followed.

>Work was resumed in 2005, and the first section was opened in 2011, twenty three years after the start of its construction. The Almaty Metro is similar in style to that of Moscow. It is a modern and elegant metro, with marble floors and tastefully decorated.

Almaty Metro Lines

Currently there is only one line in operation, the Line 1-Red Line, with 8.5 kms of journey and seven stations (four underground and three above ground). It is used daily by 30,000 passengers.

Stations:
Raiymbek batyr, Zhibek Zholy, Almaly, Abai, Baikonur, Tulpar, Alatau

Future Extensions

It is planned to continue the expansion of Line 1, in fact, have already begun works in Molodejnaya and Sairan stations.

Future Line 2 is expected to begin construction in 2013 and will be a surface line that will intersect with Line 1 at Alatau and Zhibek Zholy. After the completion of both, there is a a third line planned.

When the entire network is complete will consist of three lines and 45 km of track.

Opening Hours

The metro runs from 06:00 a.m until 24:00 p.m.

Frequency Step

The trains run with a frequency of between 10 and 15 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

The ticket price is unique, 80 Tenge by travel (about $ 0.50). To access the metro you have to buy a yellow chip or token that can be purchased at the ticket office of the stations.

Третья линия Алматинского метрополитена

Airport

The Almaty International Airport is 18 km from the center of Almaty.

Buses run every 15 minutes from the airport. During the day can take the bus number # 92, # 79, # 106 and # 86 to the city center. Another option are the official taxis, the taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs $ 15.

Ankara Metro

Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has its own underground rapid transist system, the Ankara Metro (Ankara Metrosu in turkish).
The system has two metro lines: the Ankara Metro and Ankaray with a total length of 23,4 kms.
Ankara Metro is the north-south heavy rail while Ankaray is the west east light rail.
Both lines are owned and operated by the Ankara Municipality

This system is also complemented by a suburban rail system called Ankara Banliyö Treni.

  • Known as: Metrosu
  • Lines: 2 constructed, 3 under construction
  • Stations: 23 in service, 32 under construction
  • Passengers/day: 175000(Ankaray) and 135000(Ankara Metro)
  • Opening: 1996
  • Web: www.ankarametrosu.com.tr

Lines and stations

Ankara Metro and Ankaray are underground lines most parts of the system. They intersect at the Kizilay Station.

The Ankaray line runs between the Intercity Bus Terminal and Dikimevi. It is 8.7 kilometers long and has 11 stations: Dikimevi, Kurtuluş, Kolej, Kızılay, Demirtepe, Maltepe, Tandoğan, Beşevler, Bahçelievler, Emek, AŞTİ

The Ankara Metro line runs between the city center to Batikent which is located in the northwest. It is 14.7 kilometers long and has 12 stations: Kızılay, Sıhhiye, Ulus, Kültür Merkezi, Akköprü, İvedik, Yenimahalle, Demetevler, Hastane, Macunköy, Ostim, Batıkent

Ankara metro

Three more metro lines are currently under construction. This lines are proposed to open in June of 2014.

Ulus-Kecioren line which will be 7.9 kilometers and have six stations

Batikent-Sincan line that is 18 kilometers in length and has 11 stations

Kizilay to Cayyolu line which is 18 kilometers long and consists of 16 new stations.

The TBMM-Dikmen line is also planned to serve south side of the city and will be 4.8 kilometers and consist of 5 stations.

When Ankara Metro is finnished will have a capacity of aprox. 60,000 passengers per hour per direction.

Schedule and frequency

The working hours are from 6am to 12am.
Timetables sometimes have to be updated by the Ankara metro because of delays.
Sometimes trains have to wait at stations to return to schedule.

To the airport

To get to the airport you can use two lines from the city center: Ulus and ASTI.
However due to the subway construction on ASTI the Ulus line is preferable. A taxi costs about 15-20 Liras from there.

Fares and tickets

Electronic bus tickets are valid as well for Ankara Metro. Electronic cards (multi-use magnetic cards) and the route map can be obtained from any underground station.
The price of basic travel ticket is 2 dollars. 50 cents for seniors and people with disabilities.

  • 2-unit cards which cost 3.50 TL
  • 3-unit cards which cost 5.25 TL
  • 5-unit cards which cost 8.75 TL
  • 10-unit cards which cost 17.50TL
  • 20-unit cards which cost 35.00 TL
  • .

You can transfer within 45 minutes between the bus lines and metro paying 0.59 TL.
Ankara Metro has train inspectors so you better buy your ticket before you step in if you dont want to be fined.

Train tickets can be purchased with credit/debit card or currency at any Metro ticket vending machines (TVM).

Curious facts

Kissing is not allowed in Ankara Metro.

Sendai Subway

The Sendai Subway is the Metro system operating in this city, part of Miyagi district in Japan. It is administered by the City Transportation Bureau of Sendai. Sendai Subway connects Taihaku-ku central district to Izumi-Chuo district in the suburban area of Izumi-ku.

Lines and stations

Namboku Line

At the present moment there is only one line in operation since 1987, identified by the green color. It is the Namboku Line. This line circulates from Izumo-Chuo in the north of the city to Tomizawa, in the south. At the halfway point is Sendai station, 12 minutes from Tomizawa and 15 from Izumi-Chuo. The entire route takes about 28 minutes. This line covers an area of 14.8 kms of which 11,65km and 17 stations are underground. Stations: Tomizawa N17, N16 Nagamachi-Minami, Nagamachi N15, N14 Nagamachi-Itchome, Kawaramachi N13, N12 Atagobashi, Itsutsubashi N11, N10 Sendai Hirose-dori N09, N08 Kotodai-Koen Kita-Yobanchō N07, N06 Kita-Sendai, Dainohara N05, N04 Asahigaoka, Kuromatsu N03, N02 Yaotome, N01 Izumi-Chuo.

Tozai Line

Tozai Line was inaugurated on December 6th, 2015. This line crosses Namboku line perpendicularly. It is the blue line. Of its 14.38 kms, 13.83 are under the surface (13 stations). Stations: Zoological Park Yagiyama T01, T02 Aobayama, Kawauchi T03, T04 International Center, T05-Koen Nishi Omachi, Aoba-dori Ichibancho T06, T07 Sendai, Miyagino-dori T08, T09 Rembo, Yakushido T10, T11 Oroshimachi, Rokuchonome T12, T13 Arai.

Hours of operation and frequency

At 5:47 a.m. the first train departs from Sendai Station to Tomizawa Station. The first train to Izumi-Chuo departs at 05:50 am. The last train in both directions, is at 11:59 pm . On Fridays, the last train is at 0:11.

Schedules are available in every station.

Fares and tickets

A single ticket for adults costs between 200 and 300 yens (¥) You can buy a day pass at every station. On weekdays it costs ¥840; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays it costs ¥620 for adults. Rates for children range from ¥100 to ¥180.

Tickets can be purchased at vending machines located next to the metro entrances. If you purchase a ticket for a shorter distance than the actually traveled, you can pay the difference at your destination, otherwise you could be fined.

SKIP cards and SKIP/Joy Cards

If you plan to ride the metro frequently you should use SKIP or Joy pregago cards, as they are much cheaper than using single tickets each time. These cards can be purchased from vending machines at subway stations, in offices at bus stations, in any passenger office service, in the information center of Sendai Nishiguchi Bus Pool … Both the card and the SKIP SKIP/Joy can be used in Miyagi city buses, besides the subway. Prices range from ¥ 1000, ¥ 3000, and ¥ 5000.

Something to keep in mind is that if the card credit is near ¥ 200 it can not be used again until the credit is increased.

SendaiSubwayMap2014

Curious facts

In Namboku line the “fuzzy logic” program is used to control the speed of the trains and their energy consumption. Developed by Hitachi, this technology makes the starts and stops of the convoys to be extremely soft, reducing by 10% its consumption compared to services operated manually. Off-peak hours, driving is human controlled, so drivers maintain their skills.

In March 2011 an earthquake severely affected the entire region, causing a subsequent tsunami, being one of its consequences the important damages to the Sendai Subway.

Foreign visitors are recommended to use this transport to travel around the city. All warnings signs are also in English. In that sense Sendai, Hirosedori and Kotodai Koen stations in the center are close to several attractions.

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.