Subways of the world

Things I rode

Originally uploaded by Durf

There’s an interesting page that shows the subway networks of the world’s major cities, all at the same scale. These are the ones I’ve been on. Tokyo’s network is overwhelmingly packed with people and convenient, so it has a sprawling feel, but compare it to BART and you get a sense for just how spread out the Bay Area is, and the surprising compactness of Japan’s capital.

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  1. Well, BART is really regional commuter rail, and the TRTA is a metro system, so the two aren’t exactly comparable. Still, an interesting page. Tokyo is a compact city no matter how you slice it.

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