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Statistics Brief
publication

World metro figures

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Eurasia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • MENA
  • North America
  • Data
  • Fleet management
  • Infrastructure
Introduction

An analysis of metros worldwide

Metros are of critical importance for mobility, as societies are becoming ever more urbanised. At the end of 2017, there were established metro networks in 178 cities in 56 countries, carrying an average total of 168 million passengers per day. This massive growth is largely to be credited to developments in a few Asian countries which are prioritising this sustainable mode of transport.

  • 53,768 million

    metro passengers in 2017

  • +200

    predicted new lines in the next five years

  • 5,400km

    metro lines reportedly under construction by 2018

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