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Cities with the Most Metro Rail Stations

Name the urban areas with at least 65 stations in their metro rail transit system.
As of July 2017, according to Wikipedia
Light rail doesn't count
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Last updated: July 3, 2017
First submittedJuly 22, 2012
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Opened
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City
1904
506
New York City
1997
383
Guangzhou-Shenzhen
1993
364
Shanghai
1974
343
Seoul
1927
339
Tokyo-Yokohama
1971
334
Beijing
1890
315
London
1900
302
Paris
1919
301
Madrid
1935
206
Moscow
1969
195
Mexico City
1933
189
Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto
1924
180
Barcelona
1902
173
Berlin
2002
164
Delhi
1985
149
Busan
Opened
#
City
1897
145
Chicago
2005
139
Nanjing
2004
130
Wuhan
2005
126
Chongqing
1987
119
Singapore
1996
117
Taipei
1964
113
Milan
1975
108
Santiago
1976
104
Vienna
1984
104
Tianjin
2000
103
Tehran
2010
101
Chengdu
1966
101
Oslo
1950
100
Stockholm
2012
97
Suzhou
1971
96
Munich
Opened
#
City
1979
93
Hong Kong
1908
91
Hamburg
1976
91
Washington, D.C.
1907
88
Philadelphia
1957
87
Nagoya
1996
86
Kuala Lumpur
1913
85
Buenos Aires
1955
73
Rome
1989
73
Istanbul
1954
69
Toronto
1966
68
Montreal
2003
68
Dalian
1974
67
São Paulo
1955
67
Saint Petersburg
2011
66
Xi'an
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level 79
Jul 16, 2012
You might want to lighten up on the Korean spellings. Pusan and Taegu are also acceptable romanizations.
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level 70
Jul 16, 2012
I agree. Guessed Busan, but forgot to guess Daegu. Really cool quiz though.
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level ∞
Jul 22, 2012
Okay. Those will work now.
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level 73
Dec 20, 2014
but they shouldn't be...never understood why...there are korean letters for p and t...and those don't spell busan and daegu
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level 78
Dec 21, 2014
There are not Korean letters for P and T there are Korean letters for sounds in Korean that roughly correspond to sounds in the English phonetic inventory that English speakers often represent with p, b, t, d and sometimes other letters. The most common way to transliterate those Korean letters has changed.
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level 21
Jul 21, 2012
Sankt Petersburg is also correctly
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level 55
Mar 17, 2020
Petrograd should be a valid type in for Saint Petersburg
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level 22
Jul 24, 2012
Rome is missing.
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level ∞
Jul 26, 2012
They must have had < 50 when I made the quiz, but now Wikipedia has them at 51. I'll add them when I update the quiz in a couple years.
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level 33
Nov 17, 2012
In a couple of years!? Why that long?
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level 81
Jul 15, 2014
Because all the stats reset? And it might be prudent to see if there are other updates.
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2014
Updated!
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level 78
Jul 17, 2018
Perfect. This must've been a pet comment of yours.
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level 66
Feb 14, 2020
Because if he resets one quiz a day, it takes a couple of years go go full circle and up at the first one again ;)
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level 73
Dec 22, 2014
A man of his word...
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level 71
Apr 28, 2014
Crap. I went through the whole world map in my head yet I skipped Japan and Korea. I remember thinking of it while I was mentally going over China and telling myself "after". And then I forgot. Argh!
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level 81
Jul 15, 2014
Really good quiz! Got 34, missed a few I should have gotten.
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level 81
Dec 22, 2014
Got 40 this time. Baby steps... :-)
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level 66
Dec 29, 2014
I also forgot there were other countries beside China in East Asia. D'oh!
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level 66
Aug 17, 2019
Did it a second time. Now I forgot London. *facepalm*
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level 66
Aug 18, 2014
Dallas has 62 light rail statons.
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2014
My guess is that light rail doesn't count as a Metro system by the criteria Wikipedia is using. Otherwise, Tokyo would most likely be in the thousands.
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level 78
Dec 20, 2014
Can't believe I missed Singapore and Mexico City. Have used the former's rail system many times. I did get Taegu, though.
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level 78
Feb 14, 2020
Only one that I've missed every time is Tehran.
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level 73
Dec 20, 2014
And which 20 cities have the longest single metro tunnel?
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level 55
Dec 20, 2014
Gets Chongqing, misses Chicago, what is life
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level 51
Dec 21, 2014
should accept new delhi for delhi
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level 66
Jan 2, 2015
AGREED! I wish there was consistency on Delhi / New Delhi throughout these quizzes.
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level 62
Dec 22, 2014
Another name for this quiz: Name As Many Modern Metropolitan Cities and Areas that You Can.
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level 66
Dec 29, 2014
Can Canton be accepted for Guangzhou?
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level 66
Jan 8, 2015
You're missing the city of Karlsruhe in Germany, with its 190 stations, it's tram-train system spread on more than 600km ot track
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level 68
Jul 15, 2015
Why no Melbourne (207 stations) or Sydney (178 stations)?
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level 59
May 15, 2016
39/55, thanks to spending a lot of time looking at maps I was one of few who got Daegu/Taegu.
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level 60
Sep 20, 2016
Dallas's rail system, DART, has 62 stations
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level ∞
Jul 3, 2017
For the people posting "what about ...", check out the Wikipedia article. There's a difference between light rail and a metro system.
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level 66
Oct 3, 2017
I wondered about that, too, as Boston has well over 100 rail stops. But when you subtract the green line light rail, that leaves a bit under 60 for the other lines.
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level ∞
Jul 3, 2017
The growth in many of the Asian cities has been extraordinary. Its in stark contrast to the United States, where extremely high construction costs and legal battles make new construction difficult.
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level 71
Jul 4, 2017
I don't know the exact definition of 'metro rail' but no one in Rome really considers Line C as part of the metro, I guess because it's 'above ground' and unconnected to Lines A and B. It looks more like a 'normal rail' except maybe the parts inside the ring road or something - see this wikipedia map. But I guess it would be too hard to check all individual cases
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level 56
Feb 14, 2020
I beg to differ. EVERYONE in Rome refers to line C as "Metro C", whatever it is. We're so starved of metro transport here that everything that remotely resembles one we dub it as METRO. The link with line A in San Giovanni was opened in 2018. Of course, it's often closed, but that's another Roman story...
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level 72
Jul 28, 2017
If you are going to lump Guangzhou and Shenzhen together, you should also lump together Shanghai and Suzhou.
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level 70
Aug 5, 2017
In my opinion, neither should be grouped together for this quiz. Guangzhou/Shenzhen are sometimes grouped together as one gigantic Pearl River Delta city, but their subway lines don't even connect. There are plans to merge them in the future though, along with a few other PRD cities.
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level 68
Oct 1, 2017
Sydney definitely should have a mention, within the greater city there are a host of stations see....... http://www.sydneytrains.info/stations/pdf/suburban_map.pdf
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level 52
Oct 1, 2017
Sydney doesn't have metro system. One is under construction which will open in 2019. Those are all suburban railways stations.
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level 61
Oct 1, 2017
Good Quiz, but what about Boston? The wikipedia page for MBTA says it has 133.
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level 62
Oct 1, 2017
I tried Boston as well. My guess is that it was not included because the T extends out to the suburbs, and the quiz specifies "urban areas."
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level 78
Jul 17, 2018
Uh...the suburbs of Boston would be part of Boston's urban area.
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level 74
Oct 2, 2017
It doesn't count because the Green Line's 66 stations are considered "Light Rail" even though they go underground and become a subway, the first subway in the U.S. Including the Green Line and BRT there are 145 stations.
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level 62
Oct 1, 2017
He may have killed 75 million people, but boy did Mao work that infrastructure!
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level 41
Oct 2, 2017
it wasn't even Mao who did, it was more like Deng, Jiang, and Hu
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
Yep, China's boom started when Mao died.
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level 62
Oct 1, 2017
The St. Petersburg metro is definitely the wackest metro I've ever ridden on. It's like 300 feet underground and it's super fancy, decorated with marble walls and chandeliers and artwork.
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level 78
Oct 1, 2017
The Moscow metro is similar. They even have guided tours. Some of the stations are really beautiful.
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level 34
Oct 1, 2017
Surprised Denver wasn’t on the list, considering the massive expansion of the light rail system here
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level 52
Oct 2, 2017
The quiz is of Metro rail not light rail.
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level 68
Oct 2, 2017
London Underground first opened in 1863 and made a big celebration out of its 150th anniversary in 2013. Wikipedia quotes a 1890 date when some of the deeper tunnels opened but that doesn't change the fact it had been operating for nearly 30 years prior to that.
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level 68
Feb 14, 2020
Wikipedia now quotes the correct 1863 date so the quiz really needs updating to reflect that.
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level 57
Oct 3, 2017
Brussels (Brussel/Bruxelles) is missing, it has 59 stops on 4 metro lines (and plans to add a line by converting an underground tram line to a metro line).
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
59 is less than the minimum required to appear on this quiz.
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level 57
Nov 24, 2017
ok, well in a few years a new line is ready and there will be 70+ stops. :)
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level 70
Oct 3, 2017
The wikipedia page says Hangzhou has 66 stations. Shouldn't it be included too?
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level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
Probably changed after I last edited the quiz. We'll revisit in a couple years.
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level 70
Oct 4, 2017
Fair enough. This quiz should be dominated by Chinese cities by then - there are a TON of lines being built in dozens of cities.
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level 73
Oct 4, 2017
Bangkok has 68 stations. The Wikipedia Metro page lists 2 separate systems in that city of 34 stations each, one elevated and one underground.
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level 73
Oct 4, 2017
Wikipedia lists 3 separate metro systems from New York, totalling 459 stations.
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level 73
Oct 5, 2017
In that Wikipedia article, Tokyo-plus-Yokohama adds to 355 stations, and Osaka-plus-Kobe-plus-Kyoto adds to 179 stations.
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level 65
Oct 17, 2017
Sydney has 178 stations on it's metro lines and Melbourne has 218. Why is Australia not included?
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level 52
Jun 14, 2018
Because those are most probably Commuter and Suburban Railways or light Rail not Metro rail, Even though it is called Melbourne Metro. The 1st Metro of Australia is under construction in Sydney.
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level 31
Oct 30, 2017
The Rhein-Ruhr area has a substantial number of metro stops (124). You could allow for individual city names to cover it (Cologne, Dusseldorf, Essen etc...).
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level 63
Dec 19, 2017
Toronto just opened 6 new subway stations.
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level 63
Oct 14, 2019
As of 2019, Hangzhou subway network has 90 stations, according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou_Metro , with more to come in the near future.
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level 78
Feb 14, 2020
Wikipedia is written by way too many random people, anyone who feels like it with an internet connection. The chart in your source lists 51 for Boston. In the very same row it lists the transit authority hyperlinked to Wikipedia's own article about it (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MBTA_subway_stations).
That article on Boston's subway lists 66 stations just for the Green Line alone, 1 more than the quiz's requirement of 65. 133 is the number, according to the link in the source's chart, listed as the number for all MBTA stops.
But, I don't know. Wikipedia numbers always contradict each other, often within the same sentence so I didn't put much effort to investigate the article very far.
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level 61
Feb 14, 2020
Can't believe it - managed to get all of them first try with 13 seconds remaining!
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level 61
Feb 14, 2020
I live in Suzhou, and I remember when the underground railway first opened!