The number of new stops recently added to the Blue Line of Bangkok’s MRT system, putting tourists and locals alike within easy reach of many key attractions in the city centre. Here are some other notable statistics of train networks in other cities.
Average interval at which trains along the Moscow Metro run during the morning and evening rush hours, making it one of the fastest in the world. It’s also one of the most beautiful, with many stations outfitted with ornate designs.
The year that Singapore’s MRT Circle Line will be fully completed, finally forming a full loop. The new Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward Road stations will run between the existing HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations, connecting the two.
The year the London Underground – the world’s oldest metro network – inaugurated its first electrified underground line. An expansion of the Northern line is currently in the works and could be up and running as early as 2021.
Cost to construct Jakarta’s first MRT system, which debuted in March of this year. The hope is that the new 16km line will help ease congestion in the city, where road commuters often find themselves in traffic gridlock.
Total number of stations on the New York City Subway system, making it the largest in the world. Its busiest station? The bustling Times Square-42nd Street, with an annual ridership of just over 65 million as of 2018.
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This article was originally published in the December 2019 issue of SilverKris magazine