When you visit a city -especially if we are in a different country from ours, in another latitude and with a different culture-, everything catches your attention. We are not only attracted by monuments or the most touristic attractions, we also like (at least me) to see the flow daily life in the streets, stroll through the areas less focused on tourism ...
In this sense, ride on the subway or on the bus from the cities you visit can be an experience, and even more so when some of these means of transport are authentic centers of tourist interest, such as the one that passes the subways of many cities. Today we review the most meters spectacular of the world.
For beauty, dimensions or age
The subway is a transportation system indispensable in big cities. What would Madrid be without a metro! Or from New York, Paris or London ... How could people move around these colossal cities without collapsing them! Well, these highly essential means of mobility are also a underground showcase of the very essence of the city.
Like the subway of NYFor example, it is the largest in the world. It has more than 468 stations and is used by no less than almost 5 million users every day. In addition to normal trains, there are some express trains that stop only at some stations.
The oldest in the world on the subway London, from 1863. It has 12 lines and more than three million people travel on it every day. The of Parisstyle Art nouveau, it is also very old. Its 200 kilometers of lines connect any point of the city with the center. And, on the other side of the world, the subway of Tokyo. Its famous professional pushers help the huge number of travelers to enter the cars.
And in Spain, Madrid it has the second largest metro in Europe and the third oldest in the world (1919). A curiosity: the wagons circulate on the left, and this is because it was designed by English engineers.
Shanghai Tower (650 meters) (May 2021)
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