Cities with the Most Metro Rail Stations

Try to name the urban areas that have at least 72 stations in their metro rail transit system.
As of April 2020, according to Wikipedia
Light rail doesn't count
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: April 26, 2020
First submittedJuly 22, 2012
Times taken41,176
Rating4.69
7:00
Enter city here:
0
 / 48 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Opened
#
City
1993
553
Shanghai area
1997
518
Guangzhou area
1974
479
Seoul area
1904
458
New York City
1971
326
Beijing
1890
315
London
1900
302
Paris
1927
295
Tokyo area
1919
242
Madrid
2002
240
Delhi area
1935
238
Moscow
2004
217
Wuhan
2010
216
Chengdu
2005
180
Chongqing
1902
173
Berlin
1969
163
Mexico City
Opened
#
City
2005
159
Nanjing
1933
156
Osaka area
1984
145
Tianjin
1897
145
Chicago
1975
136
Santiago
1985
135
Busan
1924
133
Barcelona
1987
122
Singapore
2012
119
Hangzhou
1996
119
Taipei
2000
114
Tehran
1964
106
Milan
1996
104
Kuala Lumpur
1966
101
Oslo
2011
100
Xi'an
1950
100
Stockholm
Opened
#
City
1979
98
Hong Kong
1976
98
Vienna
2013
97
Zhengzhou
1971
96
Munich
1908
92
Hamburg
1976
91
Washington, D.C.
1913
90
Buenos Aires
1974
89
São Paulo
1989
89
Istanbul
1957
87
Nagoya
2015
80
Qingdao
2016
77
Hefei
1954
75
Toronto
1907
75
Philadelphia
1955
73
Rome
1955
72
Saint Petersburg
+9
Level 81
Jul 16, 2012
You might want to lighten up on the Korean spellings. Pusan and Taegu are also acceptable romanizations.
+2
Level 71
Jul 16, 2012
I agree. Guessed Busan, but forgot to guess Daegu. Really cool quiz though.
+3
Level ∞
Jul 22, 2012
Okay. Those will work now.
+3
Level 20
Jul 21, 2012
Sankt Petersburg is also correctly
+3
Level 60
Mar 17, 2020
Petrograd should be a valid type in for Saint Petersburg
+6
Level 55
May 8, 2020
Is it 1914-1924? Nah.
+1
Level 56
May 8, 2020
I think he's being sarcastic.
+1
Level 60
Jun 24, 2020
It’s just shorter and takes less time to type.
+1
Level 65
Jul 2, 2020
It is not correctly. This is English quiz, not Germanly quiz.
+1
Level 22
Jul 24, 2012
Rome is missing.
+1
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.
+2
Level 35
Nov 17, 2012
In a couple of years!? Why that long?
+1
Level 82
Jul 15, 2014
Because all the stats reset? And it might be prudent to see if there are other updates.
+3
Level ∞
Nov 1, 2014
Updated!
+1
Level 67
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 ;)
+3
Level 71
Dec 22, 2014
A man of his word...
+1
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!
+1
Level 82
Jul 15, 2014
Really good quiz! Got 34, missed a few I should have gotten.
+1
Level 82
Dec 22, 2014
Got 40 this time. Baby steps... :-)
+1
Level 67
Dec 29, 2014
I also forgot there were other countries beside China in East Asia. D'oh!
+1
Level 67
Aug 17, 2019
Did it a second time. Now I forgot London. *facepalm*
+1
Level 66
Aug 18, 2014
Dallas has 62 light rail statons.
+2
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.
+1
Level 79
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.
+1
Level 79
Feb 14, 2020
Only one that I've missed every time is Tehran.
+1
Level 79
May 8, 2020
got them all this time
+1
Level 74
Dec 20, 2014
And which 20 cities have the longest single metro tunnel?
+2
Level 65
Dec 20, 2014
Gets Chongqing, misses Chicago, what is life
+1
Level 51
Dec 21, 2014
should accept new delhi for delhi
+1
Level 67
Jan 2, 2015
AGREED! I wish there was consistency on Delhi / New Delhi throughout these quizzes.
+1
Level 63
Dec 22, 2014
Another name for this quiz: Name As Many Modern Metropolitan Cities and Areas that You Can.
+1
Level 67
Dec 29, 2014
Can Canton be accepted for Guangzhou?
+1
Level 68
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
+1
Level 36
May 8, 2020
i dont think that fits the criteria
+3
Level 69
Jul 15, 2015
Why no Melbourne (207 stations) or Sydney (178 stations)?
+1
Level 61
May 15, 2016
39/55, thanks to spending a lot of time looking at maps I was one of few who got Daegu/Taegu.
+1
Level 60
Sep 20, 2016
Dallas's rail system, DART, has 62 stations
+1
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.
+1
Level 68
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.
+1
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.
+1
Level 72
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
+1
Level 58
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...
+1
Level 72
Jul 28, 2017
If you are going to lump Guangzhou and Shenzhen together, you should also lump together Shanghai and Suzhou.
+4
Level 71
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.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 27, 2020
Suzhou and Shanghai are now lumped together. Thank you.
+1
Level 67
May 5, 2020
Well, that clears up why Suzhou didn't make an appearance on the quiz while it is in the source, but I agree with Tramp
+1
Level 70
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
+2
Level 56
Oct 1, 2017
Sydney doesn't have metro system. One is under construction which will open in 2019. Those are all suburban railways stations.
+1
Level 61
Oct 1, 2017
Good Quiz, but what about Boston? The wikipedia page for MBTA says it has 133.
+1
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."
+2
Level 81
Jul 17, 2018
Uh...the suburbs of Boston would be part of Boston's urban area.
+1
Level 75
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.
+2
Level 62
Oct 1, 2017
He may have killed 75 million people, but boy did Mao work that infrastructure!
+9
Level 40
Oct 2, 2017
it wasn't even Mao who did, it was more like Deng, Jiang, and Hu
+3
Level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
Yep, China's boom started when Mao died.
+6
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.
+5
Level 79
Oct 1, 2017
The Moscow metro is similar. They even have guided tours. Some of the stations are really beautiful.
+1
Level 34
Oct 1, 2017
Surprised Denver wasn’t on the list, considering the massive expansion of the light rail system here
+2
Level 56
Oct 2, 2017
The quiz is of Metro rail not light rail.
+2
Level 70
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.
+1
Level 70
Feb 14, 2020
Wikipedia now quotes the correct 1863 date so the quiz really needs updating to reflect that.
+1
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).
+1
Level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
59 is less than the minimum required to appear on this quiz.
+1
Level 57
Nov 24, 2017
ok, well in a few years a new line is ready and there will be 70+ stops. :)
+1
Level 71
Oct 3, 2017
The wikipedia page says Hangzhou has 66 stations. Shouldn't it be included too?
+1
Level ∞
Oct 3, 2017
Probably changed after I last edited the quiz. We'll revisit in a couple years.
+1
Level 71
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.
+1
Level 63
May 9, 2020
I lived in Hangzhou for a year back in 2015, and there was only one working subway line back then. But the whole city was upside down with the metro works. Now they are the 25th network in the world and growing. It's just nuts...
+1
Level 74
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.
+1
Level 74
Oct 4, 2017
Wikipedia lists 3 separate metro systems from New York, totalling 459 stations.
+1
Level 74
Oct 5, 2017
In that Wikipedia article, Tokyo-plus-Yokohama adds to 355 stations, and Osaka-plus-Kobe-plus-Kyoto adds to 179 stations.
+1
Level 66
Oct 17, 2017
Sydney has 178 stations on it's metro lines and Melbourne has 218. Why is Australia not included?
+2
Level 56
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.
+3
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...).
+1
Level 64
Dec 19, 2017
Toronto just opened 6 new subway stations.
+2
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.
+1
Level 81
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.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 27, 2020
Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.
+1
Level 81
Apr 27, 2020
I can't fix Wikipedia's problem. There are 7.7 billion other eligible editors ready to contradict each other.
+3
Level 67
May 5, 2020
So not a single problem in the world can be fixed, because there is always someone that has a different view.

(In case of getting furniture up the stairs, this ís true by the way! ;) )

+1
Level 81
May 10, 2020
There aren't 7.7 billion people who have a say in moving my couch up my stairs in my house. There are 7.7 billion people who can and do fill Wikipedia with vastly conflicting information. There is wrong or incongruous information on any article I've ever seen there. That is why Wikipedia is not allowed as a source by even paper mill colleges nor by any known school teacher.
No, I can't fix Wikipedia and won't make the attempt because it's useless.
+2
Level 67
May 8, 2020
If you had perhaps "investigated the article" a little further, you would have found the answer to your question. The chart in the quiz's source is specifically metro stations, meaning "electrified rapid transit train system," that are "operated on their own right of way and segregated from general road and pedestrian traffic." It specifically does not include light rail (like the Green Line) or bus services (like the Silver Line.)
+1
Level 65
Feb 14, 2020
Can't believe it - managed to get all of them first try with 13 seconds remaining!
+1
Level 65
Feb 14, 2020
I live in Suzhou, and I remember when the underground railway first opened!
+1
Level 80
Apr 27, 2020
https://ggwash.org/view/71583/light-rail-heavy-rail-subway-rail-transit-modes-fall-on-a-continuum
+2
Level 77
Apr 27, 2020
You'd think I'd start remembering Wuhan by now.
+1
Level 82
Apr 27, 2020
Yeah, wow, 12th on the worldwide list. Those people do get around!
+1
Level 75
Apr 28, 2020
China has really been the most active country in building subway systems in recent times. Urbanrail.net is a really good site for anyone interested in subway systems in general.
+1
Level 63
May 1, 2020
Me during the quiz: I miss two, it must be another two chinese cities I've never heard of... Me after the quiz: It was Oslo and Hong Kong
+1
Level 80
May 8, 2020
At least half the time JetPunk lumps Hong Kong in with the Guangzhou area.
+1
Level ∞
May 8, 2020
Absolutely false. We literally have never done that on any featured quiz.
+1
Level 72
May 4, 2020
On successive trips to Guangzhou, it was amazing to see how rapidly the metro was expanding and new lines and stations being added. Modern China is certainly fast at building infrastructure, though we'll have to wait and see if it stands the test of time. Overall, good quiz - only missed Toronto, Hamburg and Zhengzhou.
+1
Level 40
May 8, 2020
There are 218 train stations in Melbourne. This should be added
+1
Level ∞
May 8, 2020
The source is posted.
+2
Level 56
May 8, 2020
This quiz has appeared a lot of times in the front page how much I remember. So I'll use it advertise my quizzes.
After all I have the largest number of Quizzes related to Metro
Every city with a Metro Rail system on a World Map
New York City Subway Stations on a Map
Delhi Metro Stations on a Map
Amsterdam Metro Stations on a Map
Tokyo Subway Stations on a Map
Chicago L Stations on a Map
+1
Level 65
May 8, 2020
Bit unsure of the criteria for this list. My hometown of Melbourne has 218 train stations. While I'm sure some of them aren't classified as 'metro', I'm surprised its not on the list at all. Sydney has a large metro system as well.
+1
Level 56
May 8, 2020
Large 🤣🤣🤣🤣?
Sydney Metro will have it's first anniversary after 18 days and it's 36 km with 13 stations.
If you are talking about Sydney City Trains the it's classified as a commuter Rail rather than a Metro.
All the stations of Melbourne Metro is also classified as a Suburban Railway rather than a Metro
+1
Level 58
May 17, 2020
Rio de Janeiro metro in 1992: 41 stations - Shanghai metro in 1992: 0 stations (no metro) *fast forward 28 years* Rio de Janeiro metro in 2020: 41 stations - Shanghai metro in 2020: 551 stations
+2
Level 47
May 28, 2020
Please add Frankfurt to the list. It has 86
+1
Level 76
Jul 7, 2020
Hamburg! I knew it seemed quite extensive, but I wasn't expecting it to be on this list. (I did still try it though, it's one of the few metros I've actually used)