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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
Last updated: September 06, 2018
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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 71
Oct 25, 2015
Excellent quiz as always.
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level 76
Jul 9, 2018
Need.. (gasp..) more.. (gasp..) time! Maybe another minute or so?
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level 63
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 70
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 83
Jul 9, 2018
Antwerp in Belgium have a big metrosystem!
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level 71
Jul 10, 2018
Nope, it's a premetro system. It isn't big either.
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level 58
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 71
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 47
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 71
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 73
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 73
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 45
Jul 10, 2018
St Petersburg metro is spectacular
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level 73
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 63
Jul 11, 2018
I know Istanbul used to be Constantinople, but wouldn't Istanbul qualify as an Asian city?
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level 74
Jul 15, 2018
Here we go again...
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level 71
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 70
Jul 15, 2018
Yes it does, and Kiev is east of Istanbul, so it's probably Asian as well.
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level 58
Jul 18, 2018
Hello?, where is Valencia, Sevilla, Málaga and Palma?, Phobia for Spain?
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level 71
Jul 18, 2018
Hi, all in Spain, except for Phobia - I don't know where that is.
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level 61
Aug 30, 2018
You answer is a joke, isnt it?
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level 71
Sep 17, 2018
Yes. I get bored.
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level 65
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 74
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 59
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 40
Sep 7, 2018
Ah, Glasgow Metro, providing homeless shelter since 1896
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level 39
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 27
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 27
Sep 8, 2018
Thanks for reply!
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level 48
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 59
Sep 7, 2018
Ah Lausanne! Steepest Metro in the world and smallest city to have one :)
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level 25
Sep 8, 2018
what about Dublin, it has the luas
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level 25
Sep 8, 2018
not the luas, I mean the 'dart'
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level 60
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.