1. The London Underground, London
The London Underground, founded on January 10, 1863, is the world’s oldest metro lines which co-exists side by side with its modern counterpart, Westminster which is one of its most visually arresting stations. The network of tunnels extends to 249 miles. For comparison, it’s only 204 miles from Hull to London. Over 55% of the London ‘underground’ is actually above ground. The metro line also held a significant historical past. During the Second World War, part of the Piccadilly line was used to store British Museum treasures.
2. The Stockholm Metro, Sweden
The Stockholm metro station is full of art and the cave-like Solna station draws a great deal of attention. The subway has been regarded as the world’s longest art gallery due to countless artworks presented throughout its 90 stations. Adorned with mosaics, engravings, reliefs, sculptures and paintings, those stations would surely amaze anyone who would take a gander at them.
3. Montreal Metro, Canada
Montreal is one of the world’s most eco-friendly underground systems, designed to leave the least possible carbon footprint. Montreal’s metro was the first on the planet to run only on rubber tires. Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke is the metro station with the longest name in the world, tallying in at 31 letters.
4. Prague Metro, Czech Republic
Founded in 1974, the Prague Metro system is laid out as a triangle, with all three lines meeting in the centre of the city at three interchange stations. The deepest station is Náměstí Míru, located 52 metres (171 ft) under the ground. Prague Metro’s Staromestska underground station is a thing of beauty.
5. Copenhagen Metro, Denmark
The Copenhagen metro is a 24/7 driver-less electric system with a sweet view.
Copenhagen Metro is a 24/7 rapid transit system serving the cities of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, and Tårnby in the Capital Region, Denmark.The system uses 34 driver-less electric multiple units built by AnsaldoBreda and designed by Giugiaro Design of Italy called the Ansaldo Breda Driverless Metro.The entire metro system and the trains are run by a fully automated computer system, located at the Control and Maintenance Center south of Vestamager Station.
6. Moscow Metro, Russia
The Moscow metro is commonly regarded as having the most beautiful stations in the world.
The Moscow Metro Station, which is known to be one of the most beautiful metro stations in the world, is an 80-year-old architectural and aesthetic marvel and a treat to the senses. 44 of the nearly 200 stations are listed as cultural heritage sites. The Metro began operating in Moscow in 1935 with a single 11 km line connecting just thirteen stations, but it has since grown into the world’s fourth busiest transit system, spanning more than 300 kilometers and offering 188 stops along the way.