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.

    Nizhny Novgorod Metro

    Nizhny Novgorod, formerly known as Gorky (1932 – 1991) is one of the largest Russian cities. It has 1.25 million inhabitants. It is located 400 kilometers from Moscow at the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers. It has a rapid transit system that was also known as Gorky Metro. It started operations in 1985. It has 18.8 kilometers and 14 stations in its route. All stations are underground except Burevestnik Station, although their initial design was at surface level.

    Because of its geographical location its design does not correspond to the typical design of russian metro systems, which form a triangle with their lines intersecting at the center of the city.

    Nizhny Novgorod Metro Lines

    The Nizhny Novgorod metro has 2 routes that connect to the Moskovskaya station

    Red Line (Gorkovskaya — Park Kultur)

    Also known as Avtozavodskaya or line 1. It has a total length of 15.1 kms and serves 11 stations. This line has been operational since November 1985. The latest update of this line was the opening of a station in November 2012. The time required to complete a full trip is 18 minutes. Avtozavodskaya line stations: Gorkovskaya, Moskovskaya, Chkalovskaya, Leninskaya, Zarechnaya, Dvigatel Revolyutsii, Proletarskaya, Avtozavodksya, Komsomolskaya, Kirovskaya, Park Kultury.

    Blue Line (Burevestnik — Moskovskaya)

    Also known as Sormovskaya line or line 2. This line is much shorter than the red line. It only is 3.8 kilometers long and serves 4 stations. It opened in 1985 and the last time it was updated was in September 2002. The total travel time is 8 minutes. Sormovskaya line stations: Moskovskaya, Kanavinskaya, Burnakovskaya, Burevestnik.

    Green line (Kremlevskaya — Novinki)

    It will be the line 3. At the moment it is only projected.

    Hours and frequency

    The hours of operation are from 05:30 to 00:00. The normal frequency is 5 to 6 minutes. In the evenings of 8-15 minutes.

    Tickets and fares

    Payment: tokens purchased at the box office are used. Price: 16RUB.

    Wikipedia Map

    Nnov-en

    Curious facts

    It is expected that the decision to allow deer in the metro boost its utilization.

    Nizhny Novgorod metro is criticized for having a low utilization. The system had 109,500 passengers daily in 2013.

    As happened with other systems of the former Soviet Union, the pace of building was impressive until the dissolution of the USSR, then everything fell in a great economic depression, and there was no funds to complete any project.

    Bucharest Metro

    Bucharest, capital of Romania, has the largest public transport system in Romania and one of the largest in Europe.
    It is run by Regia Autonomă de Transport București (RATB) since 1909. The system includes a bus network (autobuz),
    tram (tramvai), trolley bus (troilebuz) and the metro system (Metrou).

    • Also Know as: Metrou (Metroul din București in romanian)
    • Opening: November 1979
    • Operated by: Metrorex
    • Passengers/day: 750.000
    • Length: 69,25 kms
    • Lines: 4 (thought there are 1 under construction, and 2 more planned)
    • Stations: 51

    Metrou lines and stations

    Bucharest metro is a network 69.25 km length of double track with 4 metro lines (M1,M2,M3 and M4) and 51 stations.
    There is also a Line M5 will open in 2017. Lines M6 and M7 are just planned.

    • M1 line (yellow): this line was the first one in 1979. It has 22 stations and 31 kms length. Run from Pantelimon to Dristor.

      Stations:Piaţa Muncii, Piaţa Iancului, Obor, Ştefan cel Mare, Piaţa Victoriei, Gara de Nord, Basarab, Crangasi, Petrache Poenaru, Grozăveşti, Eroilor, Izvor, Piata Unirii, Timpuri Noi, Mihai Bravu, Dristor, Nicolae Grigorescu, Titan, Costin Georgian, Republica, Pantelimon

    • Stations: Pipera, Aurel Vlaicu, Aviatorilor, Piaţa Victoriei, Piaţa Romană, Universitate, Piaţa Unirii, Tineretului, Eroii Revolutiei, Constantin Brâncoveanu, Piaţa Sudului, Apărătorii Patriei, Dimitrie Leonida, Berceni

      Map of the Bucharest Metro

    • M3 line(red): it has fifteen stations, from Preciziei to Anghel Saligny. It’s 20 kms long.

      Stations: Preciziei, Pacii, Gorjului, Lujerlui, Politehnica, Eroilor, Izvor, Piaţa Unirii, Timpuri Noi, Mihai Bravu, Dristor, Nicolae Grigorescu, 1 Decembrie 1918, Nicolae Teclu, Anghel Saligny

    • M4 line (green): It’s seven stations, from Laminorului to Gara de Nord along 6,2 kms of tracks.
      Stations: Străuleşti, Laminorului, Parc Bazilescu, Jiului, 1 Mai, Grivita, Basarab, Gara de Nord
    • M5 line (orange): It will be fourteen stations, from Ghencea to Universitate. (Open aprox. in 2017).
      Its already under construction.
    • Line M6 is planned.
    • Line M7: ??
    • Line M8: ??

    Fares and Tickets

    As you can see, public transport in Bucharest is very cheap as goverment featherbeds. Metro use magnetic stripe cards.

    • 2-trip metro card costs 4 RON
    • 10-trip metro card cost 15 RON
    • 1-day pass unlimited cost 6 RON
    • 7-day pass unlimited cost 20 RON
    • Month-pass limited cost 50 RON (62 rides / calendar month)
    • Month-pass unlimited cost 60 RON (unlimited rides / calendar month)
    • Month-pass unlimited for students cost 30 RON (Romanian universities)
    • Month-pass limited for students cost 25 RON (62 trips, Romanian universities)
    • Citizens over 70 years old travel free.

    *1 RON = 0,22€

    Schedule and frecuency

    Hours of operation: Metrou trains operate from 05:00 to 23:00 from monday to sunday.

    We could say that Metrou Bucharest as a frequency of 3 to 7 minutes during peak time, and from 15 to 20 minutes off-peak.
    But depending on the line we can be a little bit more specific:
    Peak time

    • Lines 1,3,4: 6 to 7 minutes
    • Line 2: 3 to 5 minutes

    Peak off

    • Lines 1,3: 8 minutes
    • Line 2: 9 minutes
    • Line 4: 10 minutes

    Connection to the Airports

    Bucharest airports are Henri Coandă International Airport and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport.
    Henri Coandă International Airport is 16.5 km north of Bucharest center on the DN1, in Otopeni. The worst option to get
    to the city is by train. But you can get taxis, private cars and the buses 780 and 783 that has a 30 minutes regular service in the day time,
    and every 40 minutes in the night time..
    Aurel Vlaicu International Airport is a business and VIP airport. It is located 8 km north of the Bucharest city center. To get to the
    Bucharest center you can take RATB buses numbers 131 and 335, and also de Bus Airport Express 783. RATB tramway 5 is also availabe and taxi.

    Hamburg Metro

    The Hamburg’s metro is known as the Hamburg U-Bahn, and it is just one part of the dense public transport system in the city, comprising: Metro (subway metro, U-Bahn) with 4 lines, 91 stations and 105 km of tracks (in 2012), Suburban trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses. Just for the U-Bahn, are traveling more than 205 million passengers each year. The Hamburg U-Bahn serve also the cities of Norderstedt and Ahrensburg.

    It was inaugurated on 1912 and it is owned and operated by the "Hamburger Hochbahn AG" except the section Garstedt – Norderstedt Mitte, which is owned by the Verkehrsgesellschaft Norderstedt (VGN) but also operated by the Hamburger Hochbahn AG.

    Hamburg Metro Lines

    Currently there are 4 lines operating, with 91 stations and 105 kilometers of tracks.

    • Line
      U1 – Blue Line, circulates from Norderstedt Mitte station to Ohlstedt station with a branch to Großhansdorf station. It was inaugurated in 1914 and has a length of 55.8 km and 46 stations
    • Line U2 Red Line circulates from Niendorf Nord station to Mümmelmannsberg station, it was inaugurated in 1913, with 24.3 kms of length and 25 stations.
    • Line U3 – Yellow Line, circulates from Barmbek station to Wandsbek-Gartenstadt station, this is the oldest line, inaugurated in 1912, with 20.6 kms and 25 stations.
    • Line U4Green Line, circulates betwen  Billstedt station to HafenCity Universität, it was inaugurated in November 2012, with 12.2 kms of lenght and 11 stations.

    Most important stations:

    The main station is the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, as it is the central station of long distance trains, subway (U-Bahn) and suburban railway (S-Bahn). It is divided into two stations: Hauptbahnhof Süd serving lines U1 and U3 and Hauptbahnhof Nord serving the U2 and U4 lines.
    Another important one is Ohlsdorf station, through which pass the U1 and S1 (train) lines.It is the nearest station to Hamburg Airport. From there is a shuttle bus every 10 minutes to get to airport enclosures.

    Opening Hours:

    The subway schedule is 04:30 a.m. to 01:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and Friday and Saturday all night long in most of its sections.

    Frequency Step

    Runs every 5-10 minutes in the most central lines and in peripheral U1 line it has as a frequency of up to 20 minutes. The night of Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday in most of the sections run all night with a frequency of 20 minutes.

    Fares and Tickets

    Tickets must be purchased individually in vending machines located in different stations or on buses. The fines for traveling without a ticket or not validated one are very high.

    The price depends on the zones in which we move, and for some types of tickets, also the time in which we will use.

    Let´s check some fares:

    Single Ticket

    Adult (zone 1 and 2): between 1.55€ and 2.50€ for travelling inside Hamburg.

    (The 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 fare zone acquired . During the same, can interrupt the trip and if necessary change conveyance always flowing in the same direction)

    1 Day Ticket

    Allows unlimited travel in its period of validity. The price depends on the zones. For zones 1 and 2 (central Hamburg) it is 7.10 € and maximum areas of the HVV is 17.90€

    Note: It is valid for one adult and up to three children (under 14).

    3 Days Ticket

    Allows unlimited travel in its period of validity. This ticket is transferable, and costs € 16.80

  • Ticket 09:00 a.m

    This ticket is valid for unlimited travel on the date of issue for an adult and three children under 14 from 09:00 am until 06:00 am the next day and all day Saturday and Sunday. A transferable ticket. The price for zone 1 and 2 is 5.80 € and 15.30 € for the maximum of zones

    Group Ticket

    It is a very interesting ticket which is valid for unlimited travel for up to five people, but it is worth when using only two of them. With the same validity as Ticket 09:00 a.m. Ticket can be purchased from 10.40€

    Karte der U-Bahn Hamburg

    Hamburg Card

    Allows unlimited use of public transport in Hamburg as well as access to various attractions and discounts. For a day costs 8.90 € , 21.90 € for three days

    Children:

    Children under six years travel free with an adult.

    More info: http://www.hvv.de/en/tickets/index.php

    Airport

    The Hamburg Airport is located only 9 km north of the city, in Fuhlsbüttel.
    The way to access the city or the airport by metro is with the U1 Line from Ohlsdorfdesde station. There is a shuttle bus service called Airport Express 110 that connects every 10 minutes with the terminals (cost about 3 €)

    You can also access the airport with regular buses: HVV 26 (Farmsen – S-Rahlstedt), 172 (Barmbek – Uhlenhorst), 292 (Langenhorn – U-Ochsenzoll) and night line 606 (Langenhorn – U-Ochsenzoll – Hauptbahnhof – Rathausmarkt), as well as express services to Hauptbahnhof Jasper, running every 15-20 minutes from 04:40 a.m to 21:20 p.m a.from the city center and from 05:39 a.m 23:54 p.m from terminals 1 and 4 of the airport
    The price of a single ticket is 5 €, 8 € return, under 12, 2€. It takes approximately 25 minutes to make the journey.

  • Vienna Metro

    It is one of the most modern metros in Europe. It was inaugurated on May 8, 1976. It is known as the U-Bahn. Its length is 69.8kms and there are about 5 kms more currently under construction. There are a total of 100 stations.

    Vienna Metro has 5 lines. Almost all paths are underground, except for the U6 that is partly circulating by surface.
    We might use the underground (U-Bahn), tram, railway (S-Bahn) and bus with the same ticket as it is an integrated fare system, which makes it very easy and quick moving around the city.

    Vienna Metro stations

    Line U1 (Red line).
    One of the longest in the network. Line U1 connects the east with the center-south of the city.
    It has a station next to the Cathedral, and another near the Prater. It has 19 stations on its route of 14.6 kms.
    Stops: Leopoldau,Grossfeldsiedlung, Aderklaaer Strasse, Rennbahnweg, Kagraner Platz, Kagran, Alte Donau, Kaisermühlen, Donauinsel, Vorgartenstrasse, Praterstern, Nestroyplatz, Stubentor, Karlsplatz; Taubstummengasse; Südtiroler Platz, Keplerplatz, Reumannplatz.

    Line U2 (purple line).
    It is the shortest line and goes from the east side to downtown. Useful to visit the Prater, the Church of St. Charles Borromeo and the Museum Quarter. It has a length of 7.8 kms and is currently being expanded almost 5 kms more.
    Currently there are 16 stations.
    Stops:Karlsplatz, Museumsquartier; Volkstheater, Rathaus, Schottentor, Taborstrasse, Praterstern, Messe-Prater, Krieau, Stadion, Donaumarina, Donaustadtbrücke, Stadlau, Hardeggasse, Donauspital, Asperstrasse.

    Linea U3 (Yellow line).
    This line goes from the South-East to the western side of the city. They are 13.5 kms and 21 stations. In his tour around the city is the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments.
    Stations: Ottakring, Kendlerstrasse, Hütteldorfer Strasse, Johnstrasse, Schweglerstrasse, Westbahnhof, Zieglergasse, Neubaugasse, Volkstheater, Herrengasse, Stubentor, Stephansplatz, Landstrasse, Rochusgasse, Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, Schlachthausgasse, Erdberg, Gasometer, Zippererstasse, Enkplatz, Simmering.

    Line U4 (Green line).
    This line is used by most visitors to the city because it covers all the downtown and the major monuments of the city, including the Schönbrunn Palace. It’s length is 16.4 km with 20 stations
    Stations: Hütteldorf, Ober St. Veit, Unter St. Veit, Braunschweiggasse, Hietzing, Schönbrunn, Meidling Hauptstrasse, Längenfeldgasse, Margarettengürtel, Pilgramgasse, Kettenbrücken-gasse, Karlsplatz, Stadpark, Landstrasse, Schwedenplatz, Schottenring, Rossauer Lände, Friedensbrücke, Spittelau, Heiligenstadt.

    Line U6 (Brown line).
    It is the longest line of this metro system, with 17.5 kms and it has more 24 stations. Goes through the city from north to south in the west side. It doesn’t go through the downtown, so it is not very useful for tourists.
    This line is in service since 1898 and belonged the old pre-metro system. It goes through the viaduct old Vienna.
    Stops: Floridsdorf, Neue Donau, Handelskai, Dresdner Strasse, Jägerstrasse, Spittelau, Nussdorfer strasse, Währinger strasse, Michelbeuern, Alser Strasse, Josefstädter strasse, Thaliastrasse, Burggasse, Westbahnhof, Gumpendorfer strasse, Längenfeldgasse, Niederhofstrasse, Philadelphiabrücke, Tscherttegasse, Am Schöpfwerk, Alterlaa, Erlaaer Strasse, Perfektastrasse, Siebenhirten.

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    Vienna metro schedule and timetable

    From 05:00 a.m to 00.00a.m

    Frequency

    The frequency depends on the momment of day. It varies from 2-4 minutes in rush hour to 7-8 minutes afterm 20:30. On Friday and Saturday nights and the eve of public holidays metro lines operate 24 hours every 15 minutes.

    Vienna metro tickets and fares

    • Single ticket: 2 €, valid for metro, buses and trams. The ticket can be obtained at the offices of the Wiener Linien, tobacconists and kiosks.
    • In addition there are various tickets that allow unlimited use of public transport during its validity.

    • 24 hours ticket: 6,70€.
    • 48 hours ticket: 11,70€.
    • 72 hours ticket: 14,50€.
    • Weekly ticket: 14€. (Valid from monday to monday)
    • Viena Card:
      it is valid for unlimited public transports for 72 hours. Also discounts at major museums, monuments in Vienna are available if you purchase this ticket. Can be acquired at the airport, hotels and tourist offices. It costs € 19.90.
    • Optional 8-day Ticket: 33,90 €. (Valid for 8 no consecutive days and can be shared)
    • Monthly ticket: 45 €.

    Tickets can be obtained at Wiener Linien offices.

    During school holidays in Vienna and on Sundays and holidays children under 15 can travel for accrediting their identity.
    Children under 6 years always travel for free in public transports in Vienna. Bicycles can be carried on the subway for half price, except during rush hours.