European Cities With Metro Systems

Name all the European cities that have an operating metro system.
Source: Wikipedia
If you think cities are missing, it's probably because they don't have true metros
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Opened
Stations
City
1890
315
London
1900
302
Paris
1919
301
Madrid
1935
214
Moscow
1924
180
Barcelona
1902
173
Berlin
1964
113
Milan
1976
104
Vienna
1966
101
Oslo
1950
100
Stockholm
1971
96
Munich
1912
91
Hamburg
1989
82
Istanbul
1955
73
Rome
1955
69
St. Petersburg
1968
62
Rotterdam
1904
61
Athens
Opened
Stations
City
1974
61
Prague
1983
60
Lille
1980
60
Newcastle
1976
59
Brussels
1959
56
Lisbon
1979
53
Bucharest
1896
52
Budapest
1960
52
Kiev
1972
48
Nuremberg
1995
48
Bilbao
1978
40
Lyon
1993
37
Toulouse
1998
35
Sofia
1977
33
Amsterdam
1975
30
Kharkiv
1984
29
Minsk
1977
28
Marseille
Opened
Stations
City
1995
27
Warsaw
1982
25
Helsinki
2002
22
Copenhagen
1993
22
Naples
2006
21
Turin
2013
17
Brescia
1985
15
Nizhny Novgorod
2002
15
Rennes
1896
15
Glasgow
2008
14
Lausanne
1999
10
Catania
2005
10
Kazan
1987
10
Samara
1991
9
Yekaterinburg
1990
8
Genoa
1995
6
Dnipro
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Level 76
Oct 25, 2015
Excellent quiz as always.
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2020
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Level 84
Jul 9, 2018
Need.. (gasp..) more.. (gasp..) time! Maybe another minute or so?
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2018
Interestingly, the metro system here in Valencia, Spain is a true metro system by Wikipedia's own definition, but doesn't make the list. I presume the reason is that the metro, light railway and tram lines are operated together as a kind of integrated system.
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Level 43
Mar 30, 2021
Technically, Valencia's metro isn't actually a metro at all - it's just branded that way. The part branded as a metro runs with grade crossings and request stops, and is more similar to Thameslink or a German S-Bahn than a metro.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2018
I rode Porto's metro yesterday (it's quite substantial), and it seems pretty real to me.
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Level 87
Jul 9, 2018
Antwerp in Belgium have a big metrosystem!
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Level 83
Jul 10, 2018
Nope, it's a premetro system. It isn't big either.
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Level 75
Jul 10, 2018
This seems to be missing quite a few cities. I know for a fact that many more german cities, such as Cologne, Bonn, Dusseldorf, Suttgart, Frankfurt and the whole Ruhr area have a well-functioning Metro System, above ground and below.
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Level 83
Jul 10, 2018
They are all considered to be light metro systems. The list limits itself to cities with rapid transit systems. Sometimes the difference can be a bit arbitrary though.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2021
Than Berlin and Hamburg should not be included on this list, they are bigger (more stations) but do not operate differently than Frankfurt. And who are you to declare metro system rules? When you type Frankfurt Metro you'll get this result. And by the all traffic measures Frankfurt is actualy a true metro. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_U-Bahn
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Level 43
Mar 30, 2021
Frankfurt U-Bahn is a stadtbahn system - it runs at street level for portions of its route. Metro systems must not have any pedestrian or vehicle crossings along their route.
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Level 62
Jul 10, 2018
Frankfurt definitely has a metro system, and it's not a "light metro" either. It is of course possible that Wikipedia lists only cities whose metro stations are mostly underground. However, that would seem to rule out Oslo and no doubt others as well.
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Level 83
Jul 11, 2018
The reason Frankfurt is not included is beacuse the network is not fully grade separated, above or underground does not matter. Again, the difference with rapid transit oftentimes is debatable and sometimes arbitrary.
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Level 86
Jul 10, 2018
Absolutely no idea how Frankfurt's isn't considered a metro. Only thing I can guess is they ding it for integrating with the suburban lines that definitely are light rails. That being said there are at least 86 true Ubahn stations.
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Level 82
Jul 10, 2018
The metro systems in many former Soviet or Communist cities are so much prettier than what we usually see for public transportation in the West.
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Level 46
Jul 10, 2018
St Petersburg metro is spectacular
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Level 82
Sep 9, 2018
St Petersburg in general is, in my opinion, the most beautiful city in Europe. Beating out Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Odessa, Athens, Salzburg, Venice, San Marino, Kiev, Tallinn, Helsinki, Oslo, Moscow, Prague, Budapest and the others I've been to, anyway. I've never been to Spain or Switzerland. Moscow also has a beautiful metro.
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Level 84
Feb 2, 2021
^Yawn.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2018
I know Istanbul used to be Constantinople, but wouldn't Istanbul qualify as an Asian city?
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Level 79
Jul 15, 2018
Here we go again...
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2018
Are you saying that this conversation has happened on Jetpunk already?

I don't think I've noticed it anywhere on the site before...

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Level 74
Feb 21, 2021
Are only the metro stations on the European side of Istanbul counted, or are the ones on the Asian side also counted?
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Level 79
Jul 15, 2018
Yes it does, and Kiev is east of Istanbul, so it's probably Asian as well.
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Level 23
Aug 2, 2019
The correct spelling is Kyiv, and it is in Europe. Istanbul is commonly accepted as being on the European continent. Yekaterinburg however, is geographically in Asia. If we use your logic then every city in Russia doesn't count because by your logic Eastern Europe isn't really Europe...this is why they teach geography in school kids!
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2019
The correct spelling of "Kiev" or "Kyiv" isn't "Kyiv". Kyiv is how you spell when translating it from Cyrillic into Latin letters. Kiev is the standard English spelling.
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2019
not saying Kyiv is wrong but Kiev isn't wrong either
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Level 59
Jul 18, 2018
Hello?, where is Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga and Palma?, Phobia for Spain?
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2018
Hi, all in Spain, except for Phobia - I don't know where that is.
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Level 62
Aug 30, 2018
You answer is a joke, isnt it?
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Level 75
Sep 17, 2018
Yes. I get bored.
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Level 74
Sep 17, 2018
Most of those are light suburban trains with some long tunnels crossing parts of the city. The fact that they decide to commercially call themselves "metro" is not relevant.
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Level 79
Aug 28, 2018
Wow, I knew Hamburg's metro was old, but I didn't realise it was almost the oldest in Europe.
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Level 74
Sep 7, 2018
Why is the date for London showing as 1890? It first opened in 1863 with steam traction and was electrified in 1890 but it was still a metro system from day 1, with the first line being known as the "Metropolitan Railway". The referenced wiki article implies that too. In 2013 it made a big celebration of being 150 years old, see "The London Underground celebrates 150 years".
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Level 46
Sep 7, 2018
Ah, Glasgow Metro, providing homeless shelter since 1896
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Level 38
Sep 7, 2018
Great quiz, I'm a bit of a massive train nerd so really enjoyed this! Berlin is my favourite metro!
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Level 45
Sep 7, 2018
Bit surprised that Newcastle is the only other city in England besides London with a metro system. Why did they prioritize Newcastle instead of larger cities such as Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester?
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Level 55
Sep 8, 2018
While Newcastle itself is not so big, the Newcastle metropolitan area (Tyneside) is also one of the largest in the UK. Furthermore, Manchester and Birmingham already have extensive light rail/tram systems, and the West Yorkshire commuter rail network, which includes Leeds as well as other cities like Bradford and Wakefield, and also Liverpool's Merseyrail, do the same job as a metro. So I suppose it's less a case of Newcastle being prioritised, but rather they chose a different system (metro as opposed to light rail/commuter trains.)
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Level 45
Sep 8, 2018
Thanks for reply!
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Level 66
Sep 12, 2018
The Newcastle Metro also goes to Gateshead and Sunderland. Weirdly, there is no stop (yet) for the Metro Centre - the biggest shopping centres in the UK :/
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2018
Ah Lausanne! Steepest Metro in the world and smallest city to have one :)
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Level 23
Aug 2, 2019
Steepest?
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2018
what about Dublin, it has the luas
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Level 29
Sep 8, 2018
not the luas, I mean the 'dart'
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Level 61
Sep 10, 2018
Dnipro's metro is probably the funniest one on this list. The Soviets planned a full metro for this pretty big Ukrainian city (over 1m residents) in the 1980s, but the USSR broke apart right after construction had started, and the Ukrainian government just opened it up after they finished what they could with limited resources. Six stops barely covering half the city center. I rode it one time to just say that I did, and there was hardly anyone on it and hardly anything to go to at each stop.
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Level 23
Aug 2, 2019
Love visiting Kyiv's Arsenalna station, deepest in Europe and deepest in the world after Pyongyang
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Level 38
Dec 5, 2019
Valencia, Spain is missing.
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Level 56
Apr 3, 2020
Thessaloniki metro recently opened
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Level 70
Apr 8, 2020
naahh it probably wont open for like another 2-3 years
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Level 64
May 18, 2020
Porto, Portugal is missing. It is below ground in the city center and above in the suburbs, but that's pretty common
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2020
Copenhagen has 39 metro stations.
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Level 57
Oct 13, 2020
Completely forgot about the existance of Greece...
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Level 38
Feb 1, 2021
Warsaw has 34 stations.
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Level 74
May 6, 2021
What is the methodology here? Some light rail systems are included, some metros are missing.
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Level 58
Aug 3, 2021
I'm surprised that more British cities don't have metros. Even Kharkiv has a metro and they don't have a city
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Level 19
Aug 7, 2021
You forgot Frankfurt and Seville
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Level 41
Aug 7, 2021
Cologne is also missing. Rode it several times. But it is also missing in the source...
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Level 57
Oct 7, 2021
Yekaterinburg?

Let's stop using the terms "Europe" and "Asia" since they really don't have any meaning.