Sofia Metro

Metro Sofia is the rapid transit system that serves the capital of Bulgaria. The city has over 1.6 million inhabitants. Its streets can not handle the daily traffic volume, so that the metro system is essential. The construction of this network has been inconsistent. Planned in the sixties it did not begin to be built until the nineties. Soon after, the work was stopped because of lack of funds. Metro Sofia, known in their language as Sofiysko metro was inaugurated in January 1998 with 5 stations and 6.5 kilometers of route. Currently the system has 2 metro lines with 34 stations and 38.6 kilometers. It’s used by 450,000 passengers daily. It was built and is operated by Metropolitan EAD.

The general scheme of development and construction for 2020 consists of 3 lines serving Sofia from the downtown to the periphery of the city, a route extension of 65 kilometers, 63 stations that will support daily 1.2 million passengers.

The Sofia Metro has an average station distance of 1100 meters, an operating speed of 90 km/h, maximum capacity of 50,000 passengers per hour per direction and when the system is completed the minimum frequency between trains will be 90 seconds.

Sofia Metro lines and stations

Sofia Metro has 2 lines:

Line 1 or Red Line, opened in 1998. Links Obelya to Tsarigradsko Shose. The route covers an area of 29 km and serves 23 stations. This line has two branches. A northern branch coming from Tsarigradsko Shose to Sofia Airport. A southern branch that joins Mladost to the Business Park Sofia.
Stations: Obelya, Slivnitsa, Lyulin, Zapaden Park, Vardar, Konstantin Velichkov, Opalchenska, Serdika, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Vasil Levski Stadium, Joliot-Curie, GMDimitrov, Musagenitsa, Mladost 1. North Branch: Mladost 3, Inter Expo Center – Tsarigradsko Shose, Druzhba, Iskarsko Shose, Sofiyska Sveta Gora, Sofia Airport. South Branch: Aleksandar Malinov, Akad. Aleksandar Teodorov-Balan, Business Park Sofia, Sofia Park (planned) Simeonovo (planned)

Line 1 Map

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Line 2 or blue line. Opened in 2012. It covers an area of 10.6km and serves 11 stations. Links Lozenets to Lomsko Shose in the south. The two lines intersect at Serdika. It’s planned to build a branch to lliyantsi and once completed this route will be 17 kilometers long and will serve 17 stations.

Line 2 Map

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Line 3. It’s planned to build a line to connect Ovcha Kupel to Vasil Levski with a 16 kilometers route serving 19 stations (although the official website states 23 stations and 19 kilometers). The approximate date for its opening is 2018. Of the 19 underground stations, 11 will run underground and 8 stations at surface level. One of the main obstacles to its construction is the lack of funds.

Sofia Metro hours and frequency

The metro service works from 5:00 to 24:00 every day with a frequency of 3-7 minutes from Monday to Friday at rush hour, and up to 14 minutes during normal business hours. On weekends and holidays frequency varies from 6-15 minutes.

Tickets and fares

Single ticket

A single ticket can be purchased from machines or at the box office. The price is 1 BGN (about € 0.5) and is valid for 30 minutes. There are also 10 trip tickets cards that cost 8 BGN (approx. € 4) plus a 1BGN deposit, which is refunded when the card is returned.

Daily passes

Day passes cost 4 BGN (approx. 2 €) and are valid for unlimited travel on all the metro lines, buses, trolleybuses and trams in Sofia.

Monthly and yearly passes

There are also regular and customized monthly passes. These are only valid on the subway and are priced at 35 BGN (18 €) and 42 BGN (21.5 €) respectively. The difference between these passes is that the customized is not transferable (name and photo of the holder is on it). There is also a version of the monthly pass valid for all the public transport in Sofia (metro,bus,trams,…) for 50 BGN (€ 25.5) and 60 BGN (30.5 €) respectively. Likewise there is another pass for three months with regular and customized versions valid for all the public transport system in Sofia for a price of 130 BGN (66.5 €) and 156 BGN (80 €). A 6 months pass regular or customized valid for the entire transport network has a price of 255 BGN (€ 130.5) and 306 BGN (€ 156.5). Annual pass valid for the entire network cost 500 BGN (€ 255.5) in its regular version and 600 BGN (€ 306.7) the customized one.

Discounts

There are discounts for students and seniors.

Parking in Sofia Metro

Some stations in Sofia offer free parking for 2 hours.

Curious facts

The fine for traveling without a ticket on the subway in Sofia is 20 BGN (10 €).

You can carry a bicycle in non-peak hours.

Airport service

You can get to the airport by line 1, northen branch without paying extra fare.

More maps

Prague Metro

Prague has a comprehensive transportation system, composed mainly of metro, trams and buses. Of course you can walk downtown but for longer trips, is really worth using it. The advantage is that the tickets are valid for the entire public transport system, which also includes funicular and ferries. All public transport in Prague is managed by the Prague Public Transit Company Co. Inc.

If you come to sightsee, Prague Metro line A or green line is serving the main tourist areas, such as the Lesser Town (Malostranská), the Old Town (Staroměstská), the New Town, shopping areas, etc.

The Prague metro was inaugurated on May 9, 1974. It is the sixth most widely used system in Europe. In 2012 it was used by nearly 600 million passengers. It has 3 lines that serve 57 stations over a total length of 59.4 kilometers of tracks.

Prague Metro lines and stations

The Prague metro has 3 lines. Each one is designated with a color and a different symbol. These 3 lines serve a total of 57 stations. Most are underground. The 3 lines intersect at the center. The deepest built station is Namesti Miru.

  • Linea A or green line: in operation since 1978. It has a total length of 11.0 kms which serve 13 stations. The metro crosses Prague from east to west from the Depo Hostivar station to Dejvicka. Stations: Dejvická, Hradčanská, Malostranská, Staroměstská, Můstek, Muzeum, Náměstí Míru, Jiřího z Poděbrad, Flora, Želivského, Strašnická ,Skalka, Depo Hostivař. In April 2015 the A line extension opened, adding Bořislavka, Nádraží Veleslavín, Petřiny and Nemocnice Motol stations. It is expected that this line reaches the Ruzyně international airport.
  • Linea B or yellow line: It also runs east to west serving 24 stations along its 25.6 kms route. The terminal stations of this line are Zlicin and Cerny Most. Some sections of this line go on underground glass tunnels. Travel time is 35 minutes. Stations: Zličín, Stodůlky, Luka, Lužiny, Hůrka, Nové Butovice, Jinonice, Radlická, Smíchovské nádraží, Anděl, Karlovo náměstí, Národní třída, Můstek, Náměstí Republiky, Florenc, Křižíkova, Invalidovna, Palmovka, Českomoravská, Vysočanská, Kolbenova, Hloubětín, Rajská zahrada, Černý most
  • Line C or red line: in operation since 1974. This line serves 20 stations on its 22.7 km route. It crosses the city from north to south from the Letnany station to Haje station. Stations: Letnany, Prosek, Střížkov, Ládví, Kobylisy, Nádraží Holešovice, Vltavská, Florenc, Hlavní nádraží, Muzeum, I.P.Pavlova, Vyšehrad, Pražského povstání, Pankrác, Budějovická, Kačerov, Roztyly, Chodov, Opatov, Háje

Transfer stations are: Muzeum, from C line to A line, Mustek from line B to line A and Florenc from line B to line C. Time needed for a transfer is 2 minutes.

Future lines and stations

There are 2 more planned lines. The D line that will connect the center to other parts of the city and the E line that would be a circular line.
Line D. There are plans to start building a new line that would connect the city center to the south.
Stations: Písnice, Libuš, Nové Dvory, Zálesí, Nádraží Krč, Ryšánka, Pankrác, Náměstí bratří Synků, Namesti Miru, Main Train
Works would start in 2017 and the line could be opened 6 years later.∫

Another Prague Metro Map

U-Bahn Prag Plan 2015

Hours and frequency

Metro operates everyday from 4.45 am until midnight.

In peak hours frequency is 2-3 minutes. After 19:00 frequency is 4-9 minutes.

Prague metro fares and tickets

Tickets are purchased by time, and are valid for metro, tram and bus. They can be purchased at metro stations, trams and kiosks, Trafiky, PNS, hotels, tourist information offices and information offices. You can also buy tickets from mobile sending SMS DPTNN to 90206 or through Sejf application. There are staff to check if users are travelling using a valid ticket and if they detects they’re not, users would be fined with 700 CZK. There are some inspectors who take advantage of the ignorance of tourists and set a higher fine, so you always have to ask for the receipt for the fine. It is mandatory to validate the ticket before accessing the platforms.

Basic ticket

Valid for 90 minutes. Price of 32 CZK for adults and 16 CZK for children and elderly.
Valid for metro, tram, bus and funicular Petřín. This ticket allows unlimited transfers and unlimited stations

Short term ticket

Valid for 30 miutes. Price of 24 CZK for adults and 12 CZK for children and elderly. Cant be used in the funicular.

Day ticket

Adults pay 110 CZK. Children and elderly 55 CZK.

3 days ticket

Price: 310 CZK.

Monthly passes

It costs 550 CZK for adults. It also has a version available for Junior and studentes for 260 CZK.
Seniors can get this pass for 250 CZK.

5 months pass

It is priced at 2450 CZK for adults, 1200 CZK for juniors and students, 1100 CZK for seniors.

Adults are people over 15 years. Children are 6-15 years.
Children under 6 and adults over 70 years travel free.

All the info about fares

Park’n Ride

Parking facilities are available to users of the metro near each station. They can be used during the day.
It is not a free service. Parking for one day costs 20CZK and vehicles must be removed 30 minutes before closing the subway.

Curious facts

You can carry bikes on the subway only during specific hours. Small pets in cages.

The stations are well signposted even for those who do not speak the language. At each station there is an information desk offering help

All stations have escalators and most are prepared for the disabled.

Airport Service

At the moment there is no direct Metro service to the Prague International Airport Ruzyně. But you can go by bus, the nº119 connects with the Nádraží Veleslavín green line metro station. There is another route, in the bus nº100 bus yellow line Zlicin station. The route is 17 kilometers, just over 45 minutes travel time and the price is about 32CZK.

Manchester Metrolink

Manchester is the biggest and most representative city in the northwest side of England. It has a great industrial heritage and a lot of sites full of history. There is also an amazing legendary live music scene going on around Manchester. There are also the astonishing museums and the world´s oldest public library.

Riding the Manchester Metrolink

A few years back Manchester received a lot of tourists who were mainly looking forward to spend their time in this historically iconic city, shopping, watching and doing sports games and stepping into the nightlife. Actually Manchester does offer some of the best stores for shopping, great sport centers and sport bars, as well as a wide variety of bars and clubs for nightlife.

How will you get by?

The Manchester Metrolink is the easiest and most effective mean of transportation to get around the city and be able to go wherever you need without any stress and staying on your budget. Just to give you an idea in between 2015 and 2016 the Manchester Metrolink had as much as 34.3 million passengers enjoying their journeys in this transportation system. This is a really good reference to have. The passengers had good experiences during their trips in the Manchester Metrolink and were satisfied. Arriving on time and without getting confused in the way is a must when using public transportation.

You might feel like the Manchester Metrolink, might be hard to figure out how it works and so you might go for a different option. But you don’t have to panic and leave this great option out. In this article we will explain how it works and all the details you need so you won´t be in trouble at any time.

The Manchester Metrolink system

It is composed of seven lines. They are interconnected and start from Manchester city center. That is just the starting point and it ends all the way to the terminal at Altrincham. Manchester Metrolinks takes you from the city center to these stations too: Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, East Didsbury, Eccles, Manchester Airport and Rochdale. These are the ending stations. But the Manchester Metrolink, actually has 93 stops in a ratio of 57 miles. This covering ratio, gives Manchester the position of the city with the largest light rail system in the entire United Kingdom.

The rail:

It works on a combination of on-street tracks. These tracks are not separated from the traffic on the regular streets. It has a reserved track and stops are comfortably accessible. It is usually placed along the side of the roadway or in the central track which is reserved for the light rail to pass freely. The rails operate by the fleet company of: Bombardier Flexity Swift M5000s.

How was the Manchester Metrolink created?

It is always interesting to check the history behind any type of greatly designed rail transportation system. In the case of the Metrolink, it was originated due to the failure of the: Picc-Vic tunner. This happened during the 1970´s.

The proposal for the light rail transportation system took place in 1982. It was proposed as the least expensive rail transportation system to solve the transportation problem that the city of Manchester had at the time. Due to all the benefits and the savings in investment it meant for the city, the government approved the Manchester Metrolink in 1988.

But the transportation system began to work in 1992. This was a historical year for the city of Manchester. Since they inaugurated the Manchester Metrolink, this also meant for them to have the first modern steel-running rail transportation in the whole country. So Manchester was the first city to have such system in the United Kingdom.

Future Expansion:

During the following years the Metrolink faced expansion projects. The expansion projects were names: Phases 1, 2, 3a, 3b and 2CC. Therefore it will be successful to build a second line in through Manchester´s city center. The second line will make it possible to eliminate the currently bottleneck, which will go out of work by the end of this year.

How does it work?

So here is the most important part. To always stay updated on the daily changes of the lines it is advisable to constantly check the website which provides updates information. This is because some lines may be experiencing part-closure on the day you want to use it. Although this is not a common thing to happen.

The Manchester Metrolink, operates by routes. It has 7 lines and a full of 93 stops. The lines take you from station 1 to the last and there are stops in between.

Lines and stations

Let´s take a look at the lines:

Altrincham – Deansgate-Castlefield (Yellow color)

Stops: Altrincham Navigation Road Timperley Brooklands Sale Dane Roade Stretford Old Trafford Trafford Bar Cornbrook

Manchester Airport – Cornbrook (Orange color)

Stops: Manchester Airport, Shadowmoss​, Peel Hall​, Robinswood Road​, Wythenshawe Town Centre​, Crossacres​, Benchill, Martinscroft​, Roundthorn, Baguley, Moor Road, Wythenshawe Park​, Northern Moor​, Sale Water Park​ , Barlow Moor Road​, Chorlton
, Trafford Bar, Cornbrook

Manchester Airport – Firswood (Green color)

Stops: Manchester Airport, Shadowmoss, Peel Hall, Robinswood Road, Wythenshawe Town Centre, Crossacres, Benchill, Martinscroft, Roundthorn, Baguley, Moor Road, Wythenshawe Park, Northern Moor, Sale Water Park , Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Firstwood

East Didsbury – Deansgate-Castlefield (Sky-blue color)

Stops: East Didsbury, Didsbury Village, West Didsbury, Burton Road, Withington, Chorlton, Firstwood, Deansgate-Castlefield

Media City UK – Deansgate-Castlefield (Pink color)

Stops: Eccles, Ladywell, Weaste, Langworthy, Broadway, MediaCityUK, Harbour City, Anchorage, Salford Quays, Exchange Quay, Pomona, Cornbrook, Deansgate-Castlefields

Ashton-under-Lyne – Bury (Blue color)

Stops: Ashton West, Ashton Moss, Audenshaw, Droylsden, Cemetery Road, Edge Lance, Clayton Hall, Velopark, Edithad Campus, Holt Town, New Islington, Piccadilly, Market Street , Shudehill, Queens Road, Abraham Moss, Crumpsall, Bowker Vale, Heaton Park, Prestwich, Besses o’ th’ Barn, Whitefield, Radcliffe, Bury

Map of Manchester Metrolink

Bury – Etihad Campus (Monday to Saturday only) (Purple color)

Stops: Bury, Radcliffe, Besses o’ th’ Barn, Whitefield, Prestwich, Heaton Park, Bowker Vale , Crumpsall, Abraham Moss, Queens Road, Shudehill, Picadelly, New Islington, Holt Town, Ethad Campus

Shaw and Crompton – Piccadilly (Monday to Saturday only) (Light Green Color)

Stops: Shaw and Crompton, Derker, Oldham Mumps, Oldham Central , Oldham King Street, Westwood, Freehold, South Chadderton, Hollinwood, Failsworth, Newton Heath and Moston, Central Park, Monsall, Shudehill, Picadily

Rochdale Town Centre – Exchange Square (Dark green Color)

Stops: Rochdale Town Centre , Rochdale Railway Station, Newbold, Kingsway Business Park, Milnrow, Newhey, Shaw and Crompton, Derker, Oldham Mumps, Oldham Central , Oldham King Street, Westwood, Freehold, South Chadderton, Hollinwood, Failsworth, Newton Heath and Moston, Central Park, Monsall, Exchange Square

How much are the tickets?

It depends on how far you would like to go. Although the cheapest price for adult one-way tickets are £1. But most of the one-way tickets for adults cost about: £2.10.

Fares:

  • A single trip for adults: about: £2.10.
  • Round ticket for adults: £3-4.
  • Children under the wage of 5 travel for free.
  • Children under the age of 16 for a short single trip is: £1
  • Children under the age of 16 for a single medium distance trip: £1.40
  • Children between the ages of 11 to 16 need an: ¨Igo pass¨ to be able to pay the less on concessionary fares on buses inside Greater Manchester.

Travel cards:

  • A Peak Adult day travel card is sold for: £7.00. (It is valid all days but only during weekdays.)
  • The Off-peak Adult day travel card is priced at: £5.00 (It is valid after 09:30hrs on weekdays only.)
  • The weekend Adult travel card is sold for: £5.80 (It is valid from 18:00hrs on Friday to midnight on Sunday.)
  • Family travel cards are sold for: £6.20. It includes unlimited trips on all Metrolink line routes. It is available for groups of up to two adults and three children. (It is valid after 9:30 am from Mondays to Fridays and all day on weekends as well as during Bank Holidays.)

Where to buy tickets?

You can purchase them right at the stations but there is also the possibility to buy them online or by getting the Metrolink Manchester App which provides you with online-purchase of tickets, updates on lines and timings of the arrival of the line you might be waiting for.

Schedule & Timing:

Normally the waiting gap from one bus to next is about 12 to 20 minutes.
The Metrolink lines start operating from 6:00 am until midnight.
During peak hours this might change according to the volume of transit.
To be completely sure at all time we recommend that you download the app or check the website. Updates are very useful to follow.

Highlights of sites near some of the stations:

  • Deansgate Castlefiel Station: Are you into art? Just a few blocks away you can find the art gallery: Castlefield Gallery.
  • Victoria Station: If you are into performing arts and happen to be getting off at Victoria, try to book tickets to visit the: Wicked the Musical.
  • Central Park Station: More fun on the way! Try an escape room on your way to Central Park, you can find great fun at: Lockin Real Escape.

But what about art?

There was a project called ¨ Raising The Game¨. Its goals was to boost the visits to art exhibitions around Manchester, so tourists will also come to see the many art galleries that are located all over the place. Whether you are into classic paintings, contemporary or experimental art; Manchester got it all. For all tastes and always offering the most creative exhibitions you will be able to see during your trip.

We hope this information was useful to you and wish you have wonderful experiences riding around Manchester!

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Copenhagen Metro

With the opening of Copenhagen Metro, Denmark’s rapid transit system reaches a new height. The metro system serves 3 cities of Capital Region namely, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen and Tårnby. This is a driverless light rail system and is connected with the Movia bus and DSB train networks and many other modes of mass transit in the region.

En la actualidad, el sistema opera a través de dos líneas, M1 y M2. Tienen una longitud total de 20,4 kilómetros y comparten un tramo. Hay 22 estaciones a lo largo de ellas y 9 están construidas bajo tierra. Metro Service es el encargado de operar el sistema. De acuerdo con los registros de 2013, anualmente, el sistema transporta a 55 millones de pasajeros. Los trenes circulan a una velocidad máxima de 80 km / h.

Antecedentes históricos

Metro Copenhague es propiedad de la empresa Metroselskabet, una empresa conjunta de los municipios de Copenhague y Frederiksberg y el Ministerio de Transporte de la ciudad de Dinamarca. El sistema fue una parte integral del programa de remodelación del área de Örestad. Örestad Development Corporation, que estaba a cargo de estos trabajos de renovación. Este exploró varias opciones de transporte y finalmente optó por un sistema de tren ligero, el cual fue aprobado en 1992.

El inició de la construcción de la primera etapa fue en 1996. La empresa Copenhague Metro Construction Group fue la responsable de construir las líneas y Ansaldo STS fue responsable de entregar los trenes y la tecnología asociada. Después, se le asignó la tarea de operar las líneas durante los primeros cinco años, pero finalmente esta responsabilidad fue reasignada al Metro Service.

El sistema se desarrolló en varias fases:

  • En la etapa 1, inaugarada por la reina Margrethe II el 19 de octubre de 2002, se abrió la ruta que cubre el trayecto de Nørreport a Vestamager y Lergravsparken.
  • En la etapa 2, en 2003, se inauguró el tramo comprendido entre Vanløse y Nørreport .
  • En la etapa 3, en 2007 se inauguró el tramo de Lufthavnen a Lergravsparken. El mismo año, el Metroselskabet I/S se convirtió en propietario del metro.

Copenhagen Metro map

Horario de servicio

La red de metro está abierta 24/7, aunque la frecuencia de los trenes varía en diferentes momentos del día.

  • Durante las horas pico, entre las 7 a 9 hrs y 14 a 18 hrs., pasa un tren cada 2 minutos (en el tramo común) o 4 minutos (en la sección individual).
  • En el tramo común, espera un tren cada 3 minutos y cada 6 minutos en la sección individual en cualquier otro momento del día.
  • El viernes y sábado, desde la medianoche hasta la madrugada, la frecuencia es cada 7 a 8 minutos (en el tramo común) o 15 minutos (en la sección individual).
  • El resto de las noches, la frecuencia es de 20 minutos en todas las secciones

Obtener los horarios del metro aqui.

Líneas y Estaciones

En las líneas circulan 34 trenes de 3 vagones de Ansaldobreda Driverless Metro. Sin embargo, las estaciones pueden soportar 4 trenes mediante la modificación de las puertas automáticas. Los trenes son operados por el sistema computarizado de control de trenes ubicado en el Centro de Control y Mantenimiento cerca de la estación Vestamager.

Las estaciones son amplias y brillantes, diseñadas y creadas por KHR Arkitekter. En el 2005, la estación Forum obtuvo una nominación para el Premio de la Union Europea en la categoría de Arquitectura Contemporanea.

Iniciando en Vanløse hasta Christianshavn, las líneas tienen una vía común. Después de este punto se separan. La línea M1 lleva la línea Örestad a Vestamager, la línea M2 lleva la línea Østamager al aeropuerto. Desde Nørreport, se tarda alrededor de 15 minutos en llegar al aeropuerto, 14 minutos en llegar a Vestamager y 9 minutos en llegar a Vanløse.

M1

M1 está indicada por el color verde en el mapa. Se trata de una línea extensa de 13,9 kilómetros, compuesta por 15 estaciones. Comenzando en la estación de Vanløse, llega hasta la estación de Vestamager. Es la opción principal de transporte masivo para los ciudadanos de Örestad cuando necesitan llegar al centro de la ciudad. Se tarda alrededor de 23 minutos en hacer un viaje completo a lo largo de la ruta.

M1 se extiende por el área de Vanløse, pasando por el municipio de Frederiksberg, las áreas industriales y de vivienda de Lindevang, el centro de la ciudad, etc. Puntos importantes a lo largo de la ruta son: un campus de la Copenhague Business School, Universidad de Copenhague (Frederiksberg Campus), Real Academia Danesa de Música (Royal Danish Academy of Music), centro comercial Field´s y múltiples oficinas corporativas.

Las estaciones de esta línea son: Vestamager, Vanløse, Lindevang, Fasanvej, Frederiksberg, Nørreport, Forum, Flintholm, Peblinge Sø, Kongens Nytorv, Islands Brygge, Christianshavns Kanal, Christianshavn, DR Byen, Sundby, Stadsgraven, Bella Center, ØrestadTrain, E20

M2

En el mapa, la línea M2 aparece de color amarillo. Tiene 14,2 km de longitud un total de 16 estaciones. Conecta a Lufthavnen con Vanløse, atravesando el centro de la ciudad de Copenhague. La línea ofrece una conexión conveniente al aeropuerto de Copenhague. La estación Lufthavnen se encuentra bajo la Terminal 3 del aeropuerto. Desde esta estación, los pasajeros pueden conectar con trenes internacionales a Suecia, trenes interurbanos a Estocolmo, trenes DSB, etc.

Algunos de los lugares de interés y monumentos en la línea M1 también pueden visitarse desde la línea M2. Las áreas cerca de la estación de Amagerbro son conocidas por sus tiendas, restaurantes y lugares recreativos. También pasa a través de las zonas industriales, zonas residenciales, localidades de playa, etc. Un viaje completo a lo largo de esta línea toma aproximadamente 24 minutos.

Las estaciones de esta línea son: Lufthavnen, Vanløse, Fasanvej, Frederiksberg, Forum, Peblinge Sø, Lindevang, Nørreport, Kongens Nytorv, Flintholm, Christianshavns Kanal, Lergravsparken, Christianshavn, E20, Amagerbro, Øresund, Amager Strand, Stadsgraven, Femøren, Kastrup

Expansión

Inicialmente comenzó con las líneas este-oeste y sur-oeste. Se contempla que el sistema de metro experimentara expansión masiva.

  • La construcción de las líneas M3 y M4 ya han comenzado. Estos son los llamados City Circle Line, ya que formarán un círculo que rodee el centro de la ciudad. Son completamente subterráneos y no tienen ninguna ruta común con M1 y M2. Estas líneas deben entrar en operación en el 2020.
  • En el 2019, se espera la operación de una estación de dos secciones hacia la estación de Nordhavn
  • En Sydhavn, habrá una extensión para conectarse a Ny Ellebjerg en la línea S-tren. Esta extensión también debe conectarse al ferrocarril Copenhague-Ringsted.
  • La línea F del sistema de tren S podrá ser actualizada a una línea de metro y llamada M5.
  • Se proponen las líneas M6 y M7 para servir como extensiones occidentales de M1 y M2.

Tarifas, billetes y tarjetas

Bajo el sistema de prueba de pago, no se puede viajar en los trenes sin un ticket válido. El área metropolitana se divide en varias zonas y la tarifa se calcula de manera similar a otros sistemas de transporte público en el área metropolitana de Copenhague.

Los billetes y pases de abordaje se pueden adquirir en las máquinas expendedoras de billetes situadas en las estaciones, en los trenes o en línea. Se puede utilizar cualquiera de las monedas danesas o tarjeta de crédito para pagar la tarifa. El costo de un billete de dos zonas es de DKK 24, el boleto de tres zonas es de DKK 36 y el boleto de toda la zona es de DKK 108.

Metro Copenhague utiliza un sistema de tarjeta de tarifa electrónica, llamada Rejsekort. Sin embargo, este servicio está disponible sólo para los residentes locales. Si desea evitar zonas de cálculo y de tarifas, deberá comprar un pase de la ciudad. Una buena alternativa es la tarjeta de Copenhague que se puede utilizar en múltiples medios de transporte público, así como para visitar las 73 atracciones locales. También está la Flexcard que permite viajes ilimitados durante 7 días adicionales.

Los pasajeros con tarjeta de Copenhague, City Pass y niños menores de 12 años pueden viajar en el metro de forma gratuita. Cada adulto puede llevar dos niños menores de 12 años para viajar con él sin costo.

Obtener los detalles de la tarifa y entradas aquí.

Instalaciones y Servicios

El Metro de Copenhague tiene todos los arreglos para garantizar la seguridad y el confort de los pasajeros.

  • El túnel en la ruta M1 y M2 tiene salidas de emergencia cada 600 m.
  • Existen billetes especiales disponibles para las bicicletas y las mascotas.
  • Todas las estaciones incluyen una columna de información con una gran pantalla de información. Las estaciones está adaptadas para viajeros con discapacidades.
  • Todas las estaciones de metro tienen escaleras y ascensores mecánicos.
  • Cerca de cada estación hay disponible estacionamiento para bicicletas, autobuses, coches, etc.
  • El Metro Customer Service (Servicio al Cliente del Metro) guarda todos los objetos perdidos que se encuentran hasta 10 días.
  • Cuando el metro se retrasa más de media hora, la autoridad en cierta medida cubre los gastos de los modos alternativos de transporte público.

Reglas

Cada viajero debe cumplir con estas normas en el metro:

  • Los billetes son válidos por periodos de 60, 90 o 120 minutos. El periodo comienza inmediatamente después de la compra de los tickets.
  • La sanción por no comprar un billete o por viajar con un boleto no válido es de DKK 750.
  • Los pasajeros deben esperar detrás de la puerta de la plataforma hasta que se señale el abordo a los trenes.
  • Los trabajadores del Metro pueden en cualquier momento pedir que muestre su tarjeta de identificación. Asegúrese de llevarla encima siempre que viaje en Metro de Copenhague.

Todos los detalles de las reglas y las instalaciones de metro aquí.

Sugerencias y consejos

Estas sugerencias pueden ayudarle a ahorrar tiempo y esfuerzo en su viaje.

  • Desde el aeropuerto, todos los trenes circulan en la misma dirección. No se preocupe por elegir el tren correcto.
  • Tenga en cuenta que las máquinas expendedoras de billetes no aceptan billetes daneses.
  • Si necesita ayuda para acceder a los trenes, utilice los puntos de llamada amarillos para ponerse en contacto con los trabajadores del

Oslo Metro: T-Bane

Oslo has a subway system with 6 lines and 100 stations that circulate throughout the city center. It’s length is 85 km. In addition it has a rail system called NSB and tram known as Trikken.

The first section of Oslo metro system was inaugurated in May 1966, with line 4, from Brynseng station to Jernbanetorget station.
The first rail began operating more than a century before, in 1854, and tram in 1875.
Oslo Metro is also known by the name of T-Bane.

Operated by Oslo T-banedrift through the municipal transport company Ruter.

Oslo subway lines (T-Bane)

  • Line 1 goes from the Helsfyr station to Frogneseteren (27/34 stations).
    At rush hours the line extends up to Bergkrystallen station, so that the number of stations
    grows up to 34. Some people consider line 1 to be part of the rail system and just a supplement
    to the Metro system

    Line 1 stations: Frognerseteren, Voksenåsen, Lillevann, Skogen, Voksenlia, Holmenkollen, Besserud, Midtstuen, Skådalen,
    Vettakollen, Gulleråsen, Gråkammen, Slemdal, Ris, Gaustad, Vinderen, Steinerud, Frøen, Majorstuen,
    Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Ensjø, Helsfyr,
    (Brynseng, Hellerud, Tveita, Haugerud, Trosterud, Lindeberg, Furuset, Ellingsrudåsen).
  • Line 2 goes from Østerås station to Ellingsrudåsen station (26 stations)
    Line 2 stops: Østerås, Lijordet, Eiksmarka, Ekraveien, Røa, Hovseter, Holmen, Makrellbekken, Smestad, Borgen, Majorstuen, Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Ensjø, Helsfyr, (Brynseng, Hellerud, Tveita, Haugerud, Trosterud, Lindeberg, Furuset, Ellingsrudåsen).
  • Line 3 goes from Sognsvann station to Mortensrud station (27 stations).

    Line 3 stops:Songsvann, Kringsjå, Holstein, Østhorn, Tåsen, Berg, Ullevål stadion, Forskningsparken, Blindern, Majorstuen, Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Ensjø, Helsfyr, Brynseng, Hellerud, Godlia, Skøyenåsen, Oppsal, Ulsrud, Bøler, Bogerud, Skullerud, Mortensrud.
  • Line 4 goes from Ring station to Bergkrystallen station (22 stations).
    Line 4 stations: Storo, Nydalen ·Ullevål stadion, Forskningsparken, Blindern, Majorstuen, Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Ensjø, Helsfyr, Brynseng, Høyenhall, Manglerud, Ryen, Brattlikollen, Karlsrud, Lambertseter, Munkelia, Bergkrystallen.
  • Line 5 goes from Storo station to Vestli station (26 stations).
    Line 5 stations:Storo, Nydalen, Ullevål stadion, Forskningsparken, Blindern, Majorstuen, Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Carl Berners plass, Hasle, Økern, Risløkka, Vollebekk, Linderud, Veitvet, Rødtvet, Kalbakken, Ammerud, Grorud, Romsås, Rommen, Stovner, Vestli.
  • Line 6 goes from Åsjordet station to Ring station (18 stations).
    Line 6 stations:Bekkestua, Ringstabekk, Jar, Bjørnsletta, Åsjordet, Ullernåsen, Montebello, Smestad, Borgen, Majorstuen, Nationaltheatret, Stortinget, Jernbanetorget, Grønland, Tøyen, Carl Berners plass, Sinsen, Storo.

Oslo T-bane linjekart

Major stations: Oslo T-Bane Central Station is Helsfyr station, where lines 2, 3, 4 intersect and line 1 to Bergkrystallen in rush hours. Another important transfer station is Ullevål stadion, where lines 3, 4 and 6 intersect.

Places of interest along the route of the t-bane

The Oslo Center is very compact and easily explored by foot.
From the central district known as the Quadrilateral, you can get to several interesting areas.
This district is delimited by the Akershus Castle, the Cathedral, and Skippergata Vollgate Øvre.

In the west side is the Bygdøy peninsula, with several museums, which can be reached
by bus or boat from Akker Brygge.

In the northwest side is the district of Majorstua and Vigeland Park (or sculpture park).

In the southwest side is the modern area of ​​Aker Brygge, next to the harbor, perfect for shopping and enjoying nightlife.

Finally, in the East side you can visit the Munch Museum in Tøyen, and Grønland multicultural neighborhood. Grünerløkka, quintessential artistic area is northeast of downtown.

Oslo T-Bane schedule and timetable

From 5:30 a.m. (some stations start at 06.00 am) to 00:30 am

Frequency:

Every 10 minutes during the day. After 21:00 hours every 30 minutes.

T-bane tickets

T-bane is integrated into the public transport system in Oslo and Akershus through the Ruter agency.
Tickets are valid in tram, bus network in the city, ferries and commuter trains in Oslo, operated by Norges Statsbaner.
Since 2011 a single ticket for one zone (entire metro network is in Zone 1) costs 36 NOK (or 25 if purchased in advance), 590 NOK monthly passes.
This includes all kinds of public transport within the area for which you have the ticket.
For the subway, only Zone 1.

Tickets:

  • 1 trip: 36 NOK (purchased in the metro), 25 (purchased in advance), valid for one hour after it is issued.
  • 8 trips ticket (FLexikort): 180 NOK allows 8 one hour trips in any transport.
  • 24 hours ticket: 65 NOK
  • Weekly pass: 200NOK
  • Monthly pass: 590 NOK

Tickets can be purchased at vending machines that are located throughout the city,
post offices and tourist offices. Tickets for bus, tram and metro access must be purchased
prior to transport. In some cases you can buy on board but the price is higher.
The fines for traveling without a ticket are very high, 750 to 900 NOK for traveling
without a valid ticket.

OSLO CARD
The Oslo Card will give unlimited public transportation by subway, bus, trams, and ferries to
the islands in the Oslo Fjord and discounts and free admission to many museums.
For a listing of the places included in the offer “Oslo Pass”, check the list of museums and
discounts on: http://www.partner.viator.com/.

Valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. The validity period of Oslo card begins with its first use.
The Oslo Pass card for children (4-15 years) and seniors (from 67 years) have reduced price.
When the card comes with a brochure that lists and explains the services to which you have
access. It can be purchased at the tourist offices and hotels.

Oslo Card prices:

  • Oslo Card for 24 hours: from 30.14€
  • Oslo Card for 48 hours: from 43.90€
  • Oslo Card for 72 hours: from 56.25€

Oslo Airport connections:

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
is 45 km from the city. The fastest way to get there is by using the Flytoget, a shuttle train
that takes just twenty minutes from downtown. The price of a single ticket is 170 NOK, and runs
from 05:35 am to 12:35 am every ten minutes. If there is no hurry, a cheaper option is to take
the train NSB (Norwegian State Railway), which takes between 30 and 40 minutes and costs 103 NOK.

Flybussen SAS buses also go to the airport and it takes about 50 minutes to make the journey
.Price for the single ticket is 140 NOK, and 240 NOK for the return ticket.

Amsterdam Metro

Amsterdam has a Metro system (subway metro – Metro Amsterdam) consisting of five lines and 52 stations. At the same time, in addition has a tram system, and urban and suburban trains known with the initial (NS). The whole system transports more than one million passengers per day, even though the population is of 750,000 inhabitants. This indicates to us the importance of public transport in this city. It first opened in 1977 with lines 53 and 54. Although the original 1968 project pretended that metro would go replacing the huge amount of trams on surface that they had at the time, the truth is that due to the difficulty of building for the characteristics of the sub-soil, the metro has not continued being promoted.

GVB (Gemeentelijk Vervoerbedrijf) is the public transport company of the city. Provides the service with buses, trams, subway and ferry boats if we move away from the center point of the city (Amsterdam North).The metro is mainly recommended to move to peripheral areas or quick access to the main terminal stations

Amsterdam Metro Lines

  •  Line 50-Green, it is a circular line, which offers a quick connection between the South and West of the city without the need to pass through the center, a much larger journey. It is the most used subway line, and also the longest metro line in Amsterdam with 20.1 km of tracks and 20 stations. Runs from Isolatorweg to Gein with traffic of 100,000 passengers per day.
  •  Line 51Orange, it was opened in 1991 and connects downtown with the south Amstelveen. This line is a hybrid between subway and light rail and runs from Centraal Station to Westwijk station. It is the line that has the largest number of stations.
  •  Linea 52-Blue, (under construction), in 2002 began the construction of this line that goes from north to south, but due to the difficulties that have arisen in construction, is not expected to be fully built until 2017. Now are the surface trams that are performing the route from Buikslotermeerplein to Zuid with only 8 stations
  • Line 53-Red, in 1970 began construction of this line, which became operational in 1977, these were known as "the east lines", line 53 and 54, and connect the city center with areas east and southeast of Amsterdam. Line 53 is the shortest metro line, with only 11.3 kms and 14 stations. Its route goes from Centraal Station to Gaasperplas.
  • Line 54Yellow, also opened in 1977 has a route from Centraal Station to Gein.

Major stations: Amsterdam Centraal is the central station of Amsterdam metro system. From here start the lines 51, 53 and 54.

Metro Opening Hours

Metros, trams and buses run from 06:00 a.m to 00:30 am. Night buses from 00:30 am until 07:00 am in the morning.

Tram & Metro Amsterdam 2016

Frecuency Step

Every 10 minutes.

Fares and Tickets

Amsterdam’s metro was one of the first transportation systems in the Netherlands who admitted the contactless card OV-chipkaart as payment, since 2009, it is in fact almost the only method of payment. For those not going to make heavy use of public transport, the OV-chipkaart is the best option. This is a card with which you pay according to the distance traveled. For those that will make a great use of public transport is much more interesting one Pass, available for 1, to 7 days. And, if you are going to make use of public transportation and make other touristical tours, the I Amsterdam Card.

  • Tickets valid for days – Day tickets, is most interesting for those who want to visit the capital of the Netherlands for a few days and move freely with the public transport in Amsterdam, because with them you can use all public transport in the city without having to pay any extra fee. Price goes from 7.50€ for 24 hours, 12€ for 48 hours to 31€ for 7 days.They can be purchased at vending stations and VVV offices. The one day can be purchased from the driver.
  • GVB one-hour card is a single ticket for a journey on public transport within the next hour at the time of purchase and within the zone. Price is 2.70 €
  • GVB one-hour card with a bicycle transportation 4.30€
  •  The I amsterdam City Card is very helpful to visit the city. Allows unlimited use for 1 or 3 days in all of the GVB transport, trams, buses day and night, and metro (but not the EBS Arriva, or NS). They will also have free entry to 37 museums and a canal tour. In addition 25% discount on many attractions and restaurants. It costs € 40 for one day, € 50 for two days, and 60 € for three days. More info on the card:http://www.iamsterdam.com/

Children under age 4 are free. From 4 to 11 years and over 65 years have a discount, but to benefit from it is necessary to have an OV-chipkaart. More detailed info in: http://en.gvb.nl/reisinformatie/welke-kaart/Pages/default.aspx

Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is about 20 minutes from downtown by train.

Train service and Netherlands Railways NS (Nederlandse Spoorwagen), provides an excellent connection therewith. Communication between the airport and the city (Centraal Station) by train is, without doubt, the most recommended because just outside the arrivals area to Amsterdam (terminals 1 and 2), you will find many electronic machines to buy ticket train to the center of the city. The departure times of trains (every fifteen minutes during the day and every hour after midnight) are quite extensive, the trip is cheap and takes less than 30 minutes.

Cologne Stadtbahn

Cologne is one of the largest city in Germany.
Cologne metro is not a common metro system but a light rail and rapid transit system network with
some sections running underground in the city center (it’s an underground tram system) classified as a Stadtbahn.

This is a system that includes many elements such as trams, metros, trains between cities (Cologne-Bonn)…
As a part of the public transport system, Cologne also has a public network of Buses.
It not only covers Cologne City but some other sourronding cities.

Cologne Stadtbahn is connected to Bonn Stadtbahn (lines 16 -18 ). This whole system integrating Colonge and Bonn Stadtbahn
is known as Stadtbahn Rhein-Sieg.

  • Known as: Stadtbahn
  • Lines: 11
  • Stations: 216
  • Passengers/day: more than 550K
  • Website
  • Opening: October 11, 1968
  • Operator: Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe
  • Length: 194.8kms

Cologne Stadtbahn Lines and Stations

Cologne Stadtbahn has 194,8 kms of tracks, 11 lines and 216 stations. It’s use by more than 500.000 people everyday. Trains circulate
at aprox 25km/h.

  • Line 1: It’s 24.9 km long. Goes from Weiden West to Bensberg through Junkersdorf, Neumarkt, Bf Deutz, Kalk Post, Kalk Kapelle, Brück, Refrath.
  • Line 3: 20.1 km of tracks. Goes from Mengenich to Thielenbruch through Bocklemünd, Bickendorf, Bf Ehrenfeld, Bf West, Neumarkt, Bf Deutz, Buchheim, Holweide.
  • Line 4: Length of the line is 21.5 km. Goes from Bocklemünd to Schlebusch through Bickendorf, Bf Ehrenfeld, Bf West, Neumarkt, Bf Deutz, Mülheim, Wiener Platz, Dünnwald.
  • Line 5: It’s 10.3 km long. Goes from Sparkasse Am Butzweilerhof to Heumarkt through Ossendorf, Neuehrenfeld, Bf West, Dom/Hbf, Rathaus.
  • Line 7: 25.5 kms of tracks. Goes from Frechen to Zündorf through Marsdorf, Braunsfeld, Neumarkt, Poll, Porz.
  • Line 9: Its length is 5.4 kms. Stations: Sülz, Universität, Bf Süd, Neumarkt, Bf Deutz, Kalk Post, Kalk Kapelle, Ostheim, Königsforst.
  • Line 12: It’s 16,5 kms long. Stations: Merkenich, Niehl, Ebertplatz, Hansaring, Ringe, Zollstock.
  • Line 13: 15.4 kms of tracks. Stations: Sülzgürtel, Aachener Str., Bf Ehrenfeld, Gürtel, Bf Mülheim, Buchheim, Holweide.
  • Line 15: 15.2 km long. Stations: Chorweiler, Longerich, Ebertplatz, Hansaring, Ringe, Ubierring.
  • Line 16: Total length: 44.4 kms. Stations: Niehl, Sebastianstraße, Dom/Hbf, Neumarkt, Ubierring, Sürth, Wesseling, Bonn Hbf, Bonn-Bad-Godesberg.
  • Line 18: 46.2 kms long. Stations: Thielenbruch, Buchheim, Bf Mülheim, Dom/Hbf, Neumarkt, Klettenberg, Brühl, Bonn Hbf.

Lines 16 and 18 are shared with Bonn Stadtbahn.

Schedule and Frecuency

This is 24×7 system. All lines are open 24 hours a day, every single day of the year.

From monday to friday, trains came every 5-10 minutes during 06:00 to 20:00 h. After 01:00 there is almost no service.
At 04.30 activity restarts again and there is a train every 15 minutes.
Saturday and sundays there is a night service with a train every hour. Because of some lines has overlapping stations
the services could be more frequent.

Technical map2

Fares and Tickets

Cologne’s Stadtbah, as almost any other transport system, has its own tarif zones.
All the information can be found at FahrgastCenter of the KVB.

  • Single ticket

    • EinzelTicket (single ticket): 1 to 2 tarif zones, costs €2, and you can carry with you a child under 12 years, free.
      Children up to 3 years old always have a free ticket. Older than this age, must pay €1. Excluding above case.

    • Kurzstrecke (short distance ticket): €1.20.
  • Stripes ticket

    • StreifenTicket (8 short trips): €6,80
  • 24-hour ticket

    • 24 StundenTicket: €5.30 tarif zones in the city area. Travel as much as you need during an entire day. The ticket is non transferable
  • 3-day ticket

    • 3 Tage Ticket: €13.50 tarif zones in the city area during 3 days. Be careful as the tickets expires at 03:00. The ticket is non transferable
  • Mini-group ticket

    • 5 people (no matter the age), could travel a whole day in any bus or train for €7.50 around the city area

Connection to the Airports

Cologne/Bonn airport (CGN) is about 15 min by S-Bahn to Cologne downtown. It’s 1 zone (1b) and the prize of the ticket is €2.70.
This single ticket (Einzelfahrten) are sold by ATM machines and cand also be used in trams.



Bönn Statdbahn

Known as the Bönn Stadtbahn, the public transport network of the city of Bonn is an extension of the vast network of Cologne Stadtbahn,
with two lines, 16 and 18, that link both cities. This network serves Bönn and the surrounding area and consists of a system of integrated Metro (rapid transit subway – Stadtbahn)
complemented by: S-Bahn tram, U-Bahn subway and regional trains (DB).
The Bönn Stadtbahn, consists of six lines, four of which operate regularly and two, only at rush hour. The network of U-Bahn (underground) has got
12 stations and a single line. It opened on March 22, 1975 with the route between the stations Hauptbahnhof , Heussallee Stadtwerke and the
Bonner Stadwerke opera, with a total length of 9 km.

Total Stadtbahn line is 125 kilometers (of which 30 kms are of use tram) and 64 stations.

Bönn Metro Lines

Including the entire public transport system (metro, trains, trams and buses) the Stadbahn Cologne-Bönn, moves eighty million passengers a year.

Metro stations are marked with a large blue "U" and buses and trams with an "H" (Haltestelle).

Currently there are six lines in operation, although two of them just do it partially, as reinforcement.

  • Lines 16 and 18: link the cities of Bönn and Cologne. The 16 runs from Cologne to Bad Godesberg, and line 18 from Cologne to Bönn Hauptbahnhof.
  • Line 63: runs from Tannenbusch to Bad Godesberg
  • Line 66: runs from Siegburg to Bad Honnef, is known as "Telekom Express".
  • Line 67: only works on weekdays and in the morning, during school hours, runs from Siegburg to Bad Godesber.
  • Line 68: has a limited service, during the week days runs from Bornheim to Ramersdorf, but on weekends line ends at Bonn Hauptbahnhof.

Most Important Stations

Its most important station is Hauptbahnhof station, which is the main railway station, subway, train, bus and tram.

Metro Opening Hours:

The subway schedule is 4:30 a.m. to 02:00 a.m.

Frequency

Every 10 minutes during the day and 20 to 30 minutes very early in the morning and evening.

Fares and Tickets

The Bönn Stadtbahn is integrated into the tariff system VRS (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg), which also includes the city of Cologne. Prices for the city of Bönn are fare 1b. To buy a ticket all you need to know is whether we will move only within the city or neighboring cities. The price level 1b is for travel within the city of Bonn and Cologne.The fine for traveling without a ticket or unvalidated ticket is 30€

Here are some rates:

Single Ticket

  • Adult (zone 1b): 2.60€
  • Children (6-14 years old) 1.50€

Tickets can be used only for a certain period of time after validation, which in the case of a single ticket is automatic at the time of purchase.
This period depends on the tariff area acquired, and during it, you can interrupt the trip and if necessary change of transportation always flowing in the same direction. For the zone 1b it is 90 minutes.

Bonn Strassenbahn Netzplan

4 Single Tickets

  • Adults (zone 1b): 9.40€
  • Children (6-14 years old): 5.70€
  • It can be used for 4 trips within the respective tariff area, and it’s available both adults and children.

    1 Day card

    Allows to use unlimited metro for a day in the tariff area, valid until 03.00 am on the day after purchase. It costs 7.50€

    1 Day card for 5 people


    Valid for a small group of up to five people. They can travel unlimited from 00:09 am until 03:00 am the day after in the ticket fare zone, whether they are children or adults.
    Children under age 5 are free, even if the group is over 5 people. It costs 11.10€

    The Welcome Card allows unlimited use of public transport in Bönn and Cologne, as well as access to more than 40 attractions and 20 museums in the region, and discounts on other attractions. There are modalities for 1 and 3 days for the price of 12.30€ and 23.50€ respectively. For groups of two adults and up to four children at a price of 16.40€ for one day.

    More info at: http://www.vrsinfo.de/englisch/tickets-and-tariffs/short-term-tickets/single-ticket.html

    Airport

    Bonn has no airport , you have to scroll to Cologne. The Konrad Adenauer Flughafen Airport is shared for Cologne and Bönn, and is located 25 km north of the city.

    It is connected to the main railway station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Bonn – ZOB, Maximilianstraße, opposite Hauptbahnhof) by bus line SB 60 Airport Express, which runs every 30 minutes on weekdays and every 60 minutes on weekends. The journey takes about 30 minutes and the ticket price is 6.60€.

    Tunnelbanna Stockholm

    Stockholm Underground started operating on October 1 1950, with its green line and
    a route between Slussen station and Hökarängen station. It is also known as T-Bana or Tunnelbana
    and consists of 3 lines: blue, red and green with 7 branches. It has a length of 108 kms and
    100 stations, 47 underground and 53 on surface.

    Tunnelbanna Lines

    Blue Line. This line starts in Kungsträdgården station and it has 2 branches :

    • Branch T10: Terminal station is Hjulsta, length 15.1 km, 14 stations.
    • Branch T11: Terminal station is Akalla, length 15.6 km, 12 stations

    This line was openend in 1975 and it crossed the city from the northwest to the city center.
    The last modification of this line was in 1994 when the station Skarpnäck opened (T17, green group).

    Red Line. It has 2 branches:

    • Branch T13: This branch goes from Norsborg station to Ropsten station. Length: 26.6 km. 25 stations.
    • Branch T14: This branch goes from Fruängen station to Mörby centrum. Length of the line is 19.5 km. Is has 19 stations.

    It runs from northeast to southwest through the center. It was opened in 1964.

    Green Line. It’s 3 branches:

    • Branch T17: goes from Åkeshov station to Skarpnäck. It’s length is 19.6 km. 24 stations.
    • Branch T18: goes from Alvik station to Farsta strand. It’s length is 18.4 km. 23 stations.
    • Branch T19: goes from Hässelby strand station to Hagsätra. It’s length is 28.6 km. 35 stations.

    It opened in 1950, from Slussen (Stockholm center) to Hökarängen (south of Stockholm).
    In the following years two lines were added from Slussen.

    Major stations:
    Östermalmstorg is the central station where red, blue and green lines connect.
    The oldest station is Slussen station. Red and green line stop here. It is the terminal station
    for a suburban railway line.

    T-Centralen station is Stockholm’s Metro system’s main station. It is the only station connected to
    the three lines. It is also the busiest in Stockholm. T-Centralen station is connect through underground pedestrian galleries to Stockholm Central Station (train access to interprovincial and interregional trains) and bus terminal Cityterminalen.

    Stockholm metrosystem map

    Tunnelbanna schedule and timetable

    From 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and until 03:00 a.m. on weekends.

    Frequency

    Every 10 minutes during the day. In some green line stations every 4 minutes.
    Every 5 minutes in central stations of lines Red and Blue.
    During the night, every 30 minutes. At peak hours trains are added, rising frequency to 5-6
    minutes at major stations.

    Fares and tickets

    Single tickets, valid for all services, cost 30SEK . There are discount coupons (rabbatkupong)
    available on newsstands. Prices vary if tickets are purchased in advance. Still cheaper than
    buying at the station and remember that you can not buy on board. Reduced price is for children
    and youth up to 20 years and over 65. Children under 7 travel free with an adult.

    Prices:

    • Single ticket: 30 SEK (40 at the door)
    • 16 coupons ticket, 160 SEK. According to the areas where you’re traveling you spend coupons,
      for example, two coupons zone 1, to four coupons in some other zones. With this ticket you could
      make 8 trips in zone 1.
    • 24 hours ticket: 100 SEK
    • 72 hours ticket: 200 SEK
    • 1 week ticket: 260 SEK
    • 1 month ticket: 690 SEK

    You can also use public transportation buying a Travelcard.
    It can last 1,3 or 7 days, and allows unlimited use. You can also use Tickets Zone.
    For a stay of several days visiting the city, TravelCard is best choice.

    First, you have to buy the card, with an extra charge of 20 SEK.
    With Travel Card you can use the metro network and Djurgarden ferry
    between Slussen and Djurgården.
    The Travelcards can be used by more than one traveler but not at the same time.

    Travelcards expire after the period for what you have paid and after their first use.
    The 7 days travelcard is valid from 00.00 on the first day of validity until 04:30
    hours the day after the card expires.

    TravelCard prices:

    • 1 day, 115SEK (standard price), 70SEK (reduced price)
    • 3 days, 230SEK (standard price), 140SEK (reduced price)
    • 7 days, 300SEK (standard price), 180SEK (reduced price)

    Stockholm Card: In addition to unlimited travel by metro, bus, ferries,
    commuter trains and tours, the card gives you free access to 75 museums and tourist sites.
    The card also includes discounts on tours, a guide with city maps and information in several
    languages. The Stockholm Card prices for adults are 330/460/580 SEK (about
    30 to 60 euros) for 24/48/72 hours respectively. For children aged 7-17 years are 160/190/200SEK
    (approximately 16 to 20 euros) for the same period.

    Stockholm Card Prices:

    • 1 day, 330SEK (standard price), 160SEK (reduced price)
    • 3 days, 460SEK (standard price), 190SEK (reduced price)
    • 7 days, 580SEK (standard price), 200SEK (reduced price)

    You can buy a Stockholm Card at the Tourist Offices in Stockholm.

    Stockholm Airport

    The Arlanda Express train link to the airport in Stockholm.
    Connect the Stockholm Central Station to the Stockholm-Arlanda International airport, a journey that takes twenty minutes. Circulating speed of 200 km/h, with a maximum of
    210 km/h. This is the fastest train Sweden.
    At the airport, the train stops in South and North stations.
    The line consists of two routes, and at rush hours trains have a frequency lower than 10 minutes.

    In www.arlandaexpress.com you can view and
    purchase the ticket in advance. There are always promotions for online purchase. The price is
    240 SEK (about 24 euros) for adults. Children 0-7 years travel free up to a maximum of 4 children
    per adult.

    Tickets can be bought at the Visitor Center Airport, Terminal 5, ticket machines or at the Central
    Station. If we buy the ticket on the train will carry an extra charge of 50 SEK.

    Another, somewhat cheaper way to go the the airport is Flygbussarna Airport Coach.
    Nevertheless is not as fast as the train. This bus takes about 45 minutes and costs
    89 SEK (8’5 euros) and 170 SEK for the return trip (16.50 euros).
    Visit their website for more information

    Curiosity: Art in the Underground

    Stockholm metro is one of the most beautiful in Europe as many of its stations
    are beautifully decorated. An open museum with artworks ranging from the 50s to today. In 90
    of its 100 stations you can find unique decor and original sculptures, paintings, mosaics and
    reliefs. There are even free tours with an expert guide, based on the SL Center at T-Centralen.

    Seville Metro

    Sevilla is one of the most visited cities in Spain. A tourist can visit all the attractions and locations in Sevilla by various modes of transportation such as buses, cars, bicycles and also by using the Sevilla Metro.

    Although it’s a new built system, Sevilla Metro has a long history already. The construction of Sevilla Metro was delayed due to various reasons. The city is full of historical buildings, so it has become a severe problem for the designers to plan the road without harming the historical sites. Metro of Sevilla started the operations in april of 2009. The project is consisted of 4 lines, but still only one line is in operation. The Metro covers about 18 Kilometers in its line number 1. The line serves 22 stations. The Metro travels underground in town area and it comes to the land in the outskirts of the city. The Metro transports more than 14 million passengers annually. The service is earning popularity day by day with its clean and efficient service.

    Lines and stations

    Line 1

    The line number 1 starts from Ciudad Expo to Oliver de Quintos by crossing Seville from east to west. The train stops at 22 stations. The line is subterranean in the city area and it turns aerial in the outskirts of the city. It’s divided in several zones:

      Zone 0

    • Ciudad Expo located in Av. de los Descubrimientos S/n
    • Cavaleri in Plaza de Jagüey Grande S/n
    • San Juan Alto in Urbanización Montelar
    • San Juan Bajo in Barrio Bajo
      Zone 0, 1

    • Blas Infante in Avda. de Blas Infante, s/n
      Zone 1

    • Parque de los Príncipes in Av. República Argentina, 39
    • Plaza de Cuba in Av. República Argentina, 7
    • Puerta de Jerez in Paseo de Cristina, s/n.
    • Prado de San Sebastián in Av. de Carlos V, s/n
    • San Bernardo in c/ Enramadilla s/n
    • Nervión in Av. de Eduardo Dato, 22.
    • Gran Plaza in Av. de Eduardo Dato, 99
    • 1º de Mayo in Av. Federico Mayo Gayarre, 31
    • Amate in Los Gavilanes Av. de los Gavilanes, s/n
    • La Plata in Av. de los Gavilanes, 21
    • Cocheras in Parque de la Música, s/n.
    • Guadaira – no service
      Zone 1, 2

    • Pablo de Olavide in Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Plano Metro de Sevilla L1

      Zone 2

    • Condequinto in Urbanización Condequinto
    • Montequinto in Avenida de Montequinto, s/n
    • Europa in Avenida de Montequinto, 7
    • Olivar de Quintos in Avenida Condes de Ybarra

    Line 2

    The proposed Line 2 will operate as another east to west service while covering further away from the existing Line 1. It runs between Torreblanca and Puerto Triana stations. The future traveler will be able to have the access to the Seville city center, Santa Justas Rail Station and the bus station at Plaza de Armas. The proposed line 2 will serve 13 Kilometers and it will operate 17 stations.

    Line 3

    The Line 3 will act as alignment in north –south between Bermejales and Pino Montano. The final part of the Metro, Line 4, will cover all the lines by connecting each other.

    Sevilla Metro hours and frequency

    Sevilla Metro opens from monday to thursday from 6.30 Am to 1.00PM. Fridays and Holidays, from 6.30AM to 12 PM. Saturdays from 7.30AM to 12PM and Sundays, from 7.30 AM to 1PM.

    Fares and tickets

    Price of one way ticket is 1,35€. Return is 2,70. If you use a travel card, one way would be 0,82€. There is also a full unlimited day ticket for 4,5€.

    Tips

    If a person wants to reach Aljarafe Ciudad Expo suburbs in the Triana hills from Montequinto, he can use Line one. It goes through the city center of Seville and Los Remedios and then moves towards San Bernardo. These places are full of historical and public places, so that the traveler has the advantage of visiting them.

    It offers rail services for Cercanias. Nervion station is located on this route and it is very close to the famous stadium Sanchez Pizjuan.

    It is advisable for a tourist to purchase a prepaid card for the train charges. This card is known as “Bonometro”. This card can be refilled with 10-50 euros. It can be used by more than one person.

    Information

    The Seville Underground offers its users the required information throughout the year and there are trained and friendly staff to attend all queries, suggestion and complaints. The Underground Customer service of Seville is located in Puerta Jerez station. It operates the customer service timetable from 09.00 to 14.00 and from 16.30 to 20.30

    As one of the community awareness project Seville Metro offers a program for primary school children to visit Expo city underground station during their school term. The program covers about 4 hours. The students are welcomed and after the program they are taken back to the schools with the help of the service.