Sunday, October 12, 2008

Metro Systems Statistics

Riderships comparison between major metro systems in the world.

Most of the world's busiest metro system has 8 to 13 lines.

London Underground, the world's first metro system, has the longest subway network in the world.

New York Subway has the highest number of stations among the world metro systems. The difference between the two bars are the number of transfers in each system.

DC Metro possesses longest average line length of 21.4 mile per line in this comparison.

The average distance between stations of DC Metro system is 2km (1.25 mi), which means some areas between two consecutive stations are not covered by a half-mile radius.

This chart shows how many transfer in the system. High number means more interconnections between lines and the system is more web-like.

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