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The Top Ten: World's Largest Subway Systems

The Top Ten


World's Largest Subway Systems
(by usage)


Rank City Date system completed Number of riders (year) Length (km)
1. Moscow 1935 3.2 bil (1997) 340
2. Tokyo 1927 2.6 bil (1997/98) 281+
3. Seoul 1974 1.4 bil (1993) 278+
4. Mexico City 1969 1.4 bil (1996) 202
5. New York City 1904 1.3 bil (2001) 371
6. Paris 1900 1.4 bil (1993) 211
7. Osaka 1933 957 mil (1997) 114
8. London 1863 866 mil (1999) 415
9. Hong Kong 1979 790 mil (1999) 82
10. St. Petersburg 1955 721 mil (1996) 110
Source: Jane's Urban Transport Systems, 2002–2003 edition, and individual subway websites.

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