Nuremberg Metro

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

Nüremberg Metro Lines

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

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

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

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

Metro Opening Hours:

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

Frequency Step

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



Tickets and Fares

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

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

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

Single Ticket

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

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

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

5 Short Trip Ticket.

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

10 Trip Pass.

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

1 Day Ticket

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

1 Día Plus ticket

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

Nürnberg Bärenschanze
Nürnberg Bärenschanze

Schnellbahnnetz nürnberg

Mobicard

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

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

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

Airport:

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

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

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

Bielefeld Stadtbahn

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

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

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

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

System lines and stations

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

Stadtbahn schedule and frequency

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

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

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

Stadtbahnnetzplan Bielefeld

Stadtbahn horarios y frequencia

Rates

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

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

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

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

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

Other interesting info

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

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

Genoa Metro

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

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

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

Genoa Metro lines and stations

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

Tickets and fares

Biglietto ordinario ticket

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

Biglietto Integrato ticket

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

10 Biglietto integrato

It’s 10 tickets for 15€.

Single ticket + Navebus

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

Biglietto Genovapass

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

Biglietto 24 hour ticket

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

Biglietto Volabus

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

Purchase tickets via SMS

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

Fines

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

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

Hours and frequency of service

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

Another Genoa metro map

Genova mappa metropolitana

Airport service

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

Curious facts

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

Accessibility

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

Links of interest

Official maps.

Turin Metro

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

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

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

Turin Metro Lines

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

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

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

Future Expansions:

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

Major Stations:

Porta Susa, Porta Nuova

Curiosities:

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

Torino mappa metropolitana 2011

Opening Hours

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

Frequency Step

Every 2 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

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

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

Airport

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

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

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

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

Antwerp Premetro

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

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

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

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

Tramway map of Antwerpen

Premetro Lines and Stations

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

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

Anvers Tram Network

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

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

Schedule and frecuency

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

Fares and Tickets

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

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

Day pass (a dagpas)

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

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

Advise

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

Connection to the Airports

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

Yekaterinburgo metro

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

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

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

Lines and stations

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

WikiCommons Map

Jekaterinburg Metro Map 16022011

Frequency and hours

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

Fares

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

Curious facts

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

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

Brussels Metro

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

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

Brussels Metro Lines

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

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

Metro Opening Hours:

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

Frequency Step

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

Metro Brussels

Fares and Tickets

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

Let´s see some fares:

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

Children

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

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

Airport:

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

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

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

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

Baku Metro

Baku is the only city in Azerbaijan with a rapid transit system. In addition to the metro, the public transport system in Baku also has buses, trams and trolleybuses. The Baku Metro is very affordable system which contrasts with the magnificent soviet style of their stations.

Baku Metro is one of the oldest in the USSR. Although the first project for the Baku Metro was designed in the 30s (Master Plan 1932)
it is not until 1967 when metro starts operating (first phase). Its construction began in the 60s and was intended to connect the center with the other areas.
The planning and construction of this system has a very changing history. This network has been evolving since the inauguration of its first section
in November of 1967 with 5 stations and 6.5 kms in length between Baki Soveti and Narimanov to the current state (2011) , with 2 lines and a total length of 34.6 km and 23 stations. This situation is far from the plans of the 70s in which it aimed to reach 52kms and 33 stations for 2000.
In 2010 a new expansion plan aims to extend Baku metro network to 119kms of tracks and 76 stations in 2040.
There will be links to the bus network and airport. There is also a third planned line.

  • Opening: November 1967
  • Owner: Bakı Metropoliteni
  • Number of lines: 2
  • Number of stations: 23
  • Network length: 34,6 km
  • Passengers/day: 1.8M
  • Web

Baku metro lines and stations

The total length of Baku subway system is 34.6 km. It has 2 lines and 23 stations. The system circulates sometimes deep and some others surface level.

  • Line 1 (Red). Goes from İçərişəhər to Həzi Aslanov. It was the first section opened in 1967. Total length is 20.1 km. 13 stations.
  • Line 2 (Green). Links Şah İsmail Xətai to Dərnəgül. It was opened later in 1976. Total length is 14.5 km. 10 stations.

Baku metro

Schedule and frequency

Baku Metro hours are from 6:00 to 1:00 although some stations close at 00:30. At peak times there are trains every 1-6 minutes. Rest time between 4 and 15 minutes.

Fares and tickets

Baku metro rates are very affordable.

Since 1992 tokens are used to pay. In 2006 they changed tokens to rechargeable RFID cards and now want to change to another type of smart cards (MIFARE). A single rate: 1 way trip costs 20 qapik. Children up to 7 years travel free if accompanied by an adult.

Curious facts

Although it is a fairly safe Metro it has suffered several incidents: 2 bombings attacks and a carbon monoxide poisoning.
There are mobile and wifi coverage in the subway.

Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro is also known as the underground palace. It’s the most used metro system in the world. It has the highest passenger density in the world. In 2011 it transported about 2400 million of passengers.

The Metro is the easiest and the most reliable way to travel around Moscow. It has a circular line that links all metro lines. This way, you can reach any destination in the city with a maximum of two line transfers. Each line has a name, a number and a color that identifies it. The circle line also connects with the main train stations.

  • Known as: Metro
  • Dimentions: Lines 2, 6, 7, 9, and 10 has 8 cars each; lines 1, 3 and 8 has 7 cars and lines 4, 5 and 11 has 6 cars each. Every car has 64ft long and 4 doors in both sides.
  • System length: 321kms
  • Lines: 12 lines
  • Stations: it has 185 stations; these include underground stations, ground-level stations and elevated stations.
  • Speed: 26 MPH
  • Operator: Moskovsky metropolitén
  • Average ridership: 7 million people/day. The world’s highest.
  • Start of operation: The first line was opened in May 15, 1935, between Sokolniki and Park Kultury.

Moscow metro lines and stations

  • Line 1: Sokol’nicheskaya (Сокольническая.). It is the red line. It has 19 stations and 26.2 km.
  • Line 2: Zamoskvoretskaya (Замоскворецкая.). It is the dark green line. It has 20 stations and 36.9 km.
  • Line 3: Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya (Арбатско-Покровская). It is the blue line. It has 18 stations and 37.7 km.
  • Line 4: Filyovskaya (Филёвская). The light blue line. It has 13 stations and 14.9 km.
  • Line 5: Kol’tsevaya (Кольцевая). The brown line. It is the circular line. It has 12 stations and 19.3 km.
  • Line 6: Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya (Калужско-Рижская). The orange line. It has 24 stations and 37.9 km.
  • Line 7: Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya (Таганско-Краснопресненская). The pink line. It has 19 stations and 35.9 km.
  • Line 8: Kalininskaya (Калининская). It’s the yellow line. It has 7 stations and 13.1 km.
  • Line 9: Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya (Серпуховско-Тимирязевская). The gray line. It has 25 stations and 41.5 km.
  • Line 10: Lyublinskaya (Люблинско-Дмитровская). The light green line. It has 12 stations and 20.7 km.
  • Line 11: Kakhovskaya (Каховская). The teal line. It has 3 stations and 3.4 km.
  • Line L1: Butovskaya (Бутовская). The line L1 is called “light rail”. It was designed with different rules to the rest of the system and its platforms are only 96 m long. It has 5 stations and 5.5 km.

Moscow Metro schedule and frequency:

The Metro starts to move at 6 am, the doors open from 5:40am to 1:00am and the last train passes at 1:00am. The trains run every 90 seconds during peak hours and 2-4 minutes the rest of the day.

The monorail runs from 7:00am to 11:00pm. And it cost 28 rubles for a ticket and 1230 rubles for a monthly pass.

Moscow Metro rates:

  • Single Trip: 28 rubles (valid for 5 days).
  • 2 Trips: 56 rubles (valid for 5 days).
  • 5 Trips: 135 rubles (valid for 45 days).
  • 10 Trips: 265 rubles (valid for 45 days).
  • 20 Trips: 520 rubles (valid for 45 days).
  • 60 Trips: 1245 rubles (valid for 45 days).
  • Monthly Pass: 1230 rubles.
  • Children under 7 years can travel free.

Moscow metro ring railway map en sb future

Moscow connection to the airport

An Express Train connects the airport to Paveletky station in Moscow. The travel time is around 40 minutes and the cost of the trip is 120 rubles.

Curious facts about Metro of Moscow

In the Line 5 (is the one that intersects all the other lines) the loud-speakers tell travelers the direction of the train using male voices when moving clockwise and female voices when going counterclockwise. In the radial lines, male voices are used when trains are approaching the city center and female voices when they walk away from the city.

It is believed that there is an alternative underground system that would work parallel to the conventional metro system of the city. The system was supposedly built, or at least started, during the time of Stalin and was codenamed D-6 by the KGB. The Moscow Metro administration neither confirms nor denies the existence of this underground system alternative.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Wuppertal is a medium size german city located 20 kilometers east of Dusseldorf. It has 350,000 inhabitants.
Its metro system is very characteristic, a suspended monorail, unique in Europe.
The first and only line of Wuppertal Wuppertal Suspension Railway became operational in 1901 with the section between Kluse and Zoo.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn, as it is known, moves 25 million passengers per year. It is the oldest monorail transport system with wagons suspended in the world. It is an unique system. Over a distance of 13.3 kilometers, the light rail in Wuppertal flows through the Wupper Valley area between the two terminal stations: Rittershausen (currently Oberbarmen) and Vohwinkel, floating above the Wupper river for 10 kilometers at 12 meters above the ground. The section between Sonnborner Straße and Vohwinkel, above the streets of Vohwinkel, circulates at 8 meters along a distance of 3.3 km.

An end to end trip takes about 30 minutes and serves 20 stations.

Stations: Oberbarmen (Terminal del Este), Wupperfeld, Werther Brücke, Alter Markt, Adlerbrücke, Loher Brücke, Völklinger Straße, Landgericht, Kluse, Hauptbahnhof, Ohligsmühle, Robert-Daum-Platz, Pestalozzistr, Westende, Varresbecker Straße, Zoo/Stadion, Sonnborner Straße, Hammerstein, Bruch, Vohwinkel (Termnal del Oeste)

Hours and frequency

The frequency at rush hour is ,Monday to Friday, 4 minutes, 6 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays and holidays 8 minutes. After 21:00 the frequency decreases to 15 minutes. The hours are 5:20 am to 23:00 p.m. The schedule chart can be checked out online.

There are 18 trains running during rush hour and regular times. Only in the evenings / nights there are 11 trains.

Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Karte

Tickets and fares

A single ticket for the monorail in Wuppertal costs 2.5€ for adults and 1.5€ for children.

TagesTicket (Day ticket)

A day pass allows a person or group of people to use the bus and monorail in Wuppertal for a whole day. It is perfect for exploring the city on a one-day stay. Children under age 6 are free.

  • 1 person: 6,60 €
  • 2 people: 9,70 €
  • 3 people: 12,80 €
  • 4 people: 15,90 €
  • 5 people: 19,00 €

KombiTicket Zoo

Valid for use Wuppertal monorail and enter the Wuppertal Zoo. All trips you need in one day.

  • Adults: 15,00 €
  • Children: 8,00 €

Accesibility

All stations are equipped for passengers in wheelchairs and have modern elevators.

Security and safety

Since 2004 there are surveillance cameras for the safety of passengers.

Curious facts

All stations are 13 meters wide and 25 meters long.

The only original station is the Central Station.

It is one of the systems affected by the 2nd World War, where it was damaged. Just a year after war service operated normally.
Only Kluse station,that was completely destroyed, was rebuilt much later, in 1999.

German name: Einschienige Hängebahn System Eugen Langen

It is one of the safest transportation systems in the world.

This system was used by the last German emperor, Wilhelm II

Tuffi the elephant, also traveled in the monorail. She destroyed the car where was being carried, broke windows and jumped into the river Wupper.

Wuppertal Schwebebahn video