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For the sandwich restaurant, see Subway (restaurant)

A Subway is the North American term for a rapid transit system that runs underground for much or all of its route. Outside North America, they may be known as an underground, metro, or mass transit railway. Subways require large populations to run efficiently and run at a "grade separation" from other vehicles and run frequently. This means that they exist in the largest cities.

The first subway was opened in London in 1863, (where it is called the "Underground") although many more major cities now have subways systems. The Boston subway opened in 1901 and the New York subway first opened in 1904.

List of cities with subways

Subways of the World
City System Name
Amsterdam, Netherlands Amsterdam Metro
Athens, Greece Athens Metro
Barcelona, Spain Barcelona Metro
Beijing, China Beijing Metro
Berlin, Germany U-Bahn
Bilbao, Spain Metro Bilbao
Boston, United States Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (or "T")
Brussels, Belgium Brussels Metro
Budapest, Hungary Budapest Metro
Cairo, Egypt Metro
Changchun, China Changchun Metro / LRT
Chicago, United States Chicago "L"
Chongqing,China Chongqing Metro
Dalian, China Dalian Metro
Edmonton, Canada Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Glasgow, United Kingdom Glasgow Subway
Guangzhou, China Guangzhou Metro
Hong Kong, China 地铁 Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
Kazan, Russia Kazan Metro
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia RapidKL
London, United Kingdom Underground (official) Tube (colloquial)
Los Angeles, United States Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Madrid, Spain Madrid Metro
Marseille, France Métro de Marseille
Montreal, Canada Metro de Montréal
Moscow, Russia Moscow Metro
Nanjing, China Nanjing Metro
Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia Nizhniy Novgorod Metro
Newcastle, United Kingdom Metro
New York City, United States Subway
Novosibirsk, Russia Novosibirsk Metro
Washington DC, United States Metrorail
Paris, France Métropolitain (abbreviated Métro)
Philadelphia, United States SEPTA
Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea Pyongyang Metro
Rotterdam, Netherlands Rotterdam Metro
Samara, Russia Samara Metro
San Francisco Bay Area , United States Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
Sankt Peterberg, Russia Sankt Peterberg Metro
Santiago, Chile Metro de Santiago
Seville, Spain Metro de Sevilla
Shenzhen, China 深圳地铁 Shenzhen Metro
Shanghai, China Shanghai Metro
Shenyang, China Shenyang Metro
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)
Tehran, Iran Tehran Metro
Tianjin, China Tianjin Metro
Toronto, Canada Toronto subway and RT
Valencia, Spain Metrovalencia
Volgograd, Russia Skorostnoy
Wuhan, China Wuhan Metro
Xi'an, China Xi'an Metro (aka Xi'an Subway)
Yekaterinburg, Russia Yekaterinburg Metro