EU States by Number of Subway Stations per Kilometer of Track

Apr 2, 2019
Subway Stations per Kilometer of Track in EU States

The chart above shows the number of subway stations per kilometer of track in each state.  Half the subway systems in the EU have more than one station for every kilometer.


  • The difference between the state with the most subway stations per kilometer of track, Belgium, and the state with the least (that has a subway system), Romania, is 0.82.
  • Belgium has 2.25 times the subway stations per kilometer of track that Romania does.
  • Italy has seven subway systems, France has six, the United Kingdom and Germany each have four, Spain has three, and the Netherlands has two, all other states have one.


  • Data is from 2017.
  • Greece is currently working on building a subway system for Thessaloniki which is slated to have 1.26 stations for every kilometer of track initially and 1.08 in its second stage which will bump Greece up one spot to 0.82 stations per kilometer.
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.


France and the United Kingdom are the only two states in the top eight that rank differently in length of subway track in the EU and number of stations.  France has the most subway stations but only ranks fourth when it comes to distance covered, while the United Kingdom covers the most distance but ranks fourth in number of stations.

Italy has seven heavy rail systems.  The Milan Metro has 1.05 stations per kilometer, the Rome Metro has 1.22, the Naples Metro has 1.07, the Turin Metro has 1.59, the Brescia Metro has 1.24, the Catania Metro has 1.14, and the Genoa Metro has 1.13.  France has 1.41 stations per kilometer in the Paris Metro, 1.33 in the Lille Metro, 1.25 in the Lyon Metro, 1.31 in the Toulouse Metro, 1.30 in the Marseille Metro, and 1.60 in the Rennes Metro.  The United Kingdom has two systems in London, one in Newcastle, and one in Glasgow.  The London Underground has 0.67 stations per kilometer, the Tyne and Wear Metro in Newcastle has 0.77, the Docklands Light Railway in London has 1.32, and the Glasgow Subway has 1.44.  Germany has 1.14 stations per kilometer in the Berlin U-Bahn, 1.01 in the Munich U-Bahn, 0.87 in the Hamburg U-Bahn, and 1.33 in the Nuremberg U-Bahn.  Spain has 0.84 in the Madrid Metro, 1.51 in the Barcelona Metro, and 0.91 in the Metro Bilbao.  The Netherlands has 0.79 stations per kilometer in the Rotterdam Metro and 0.94 in the Amsterdam Metro.


StateCityNameStationsKilometers of Track
BelgiumBrusselsBrussels Metro5939.9
BulgariaSofiaSofia Metro3440
Czech RepublicPraguePrague Metro5865.2
DenmarkCopenhagenCopenhagen Metro2220.4
FinlandHelsinkiHelsinki Metro2535
FranceLilleLille Metro6045
FranceLyonLyon Metro4032
FranceMarseilleMarseille Metro2821.5
FranceParisParis Metro302214
FranceRennesRennes Metro159.4
FranceToulouseToulouse Metro3728.2
GermanyBerlinBerlin U-Bahn173151.7
GermanyHamburgHamburg U-Bahn92106.1
GermanyMunichMunich U-Bahn9695
GermanyNurembergNuremberg U-Bahn4836
GreeceAthensAthens Metro6184.7
HungaryBudapestBudapest Metro4838.2
ItalyBresciaBrescia Metro1713.7
ItalyCataniaCatania Metro108.8
ItalyGenoaGenoa Metro87.1
ItalyMilanMilan Metro106101
ItalyNaplesNaples Metro2220.5
ItalyRomeRome Metro7360
ItalyTurinTurin Metro2113.2
NetherlandsAmsterdamAmsterdam Metro3941.2
NetherlandsRotterdamRotterdam Metro6278.3
PolandWarsawWarsaw Metro2729
PortugalLisbonLisbon Metro5644.1
RomaniaBucharestBucharest Metro4771.4
SpainBarcelonaBarcelona Metro182120.7
SpainBilbaoMetro Bilbao4145.1
SpainMadridMadrid Metro241288.5
SwedenStockholmStockholm Metro100108
United KingdomGlasgowGlasgow Subway1510.4
United KingdomLondonLondon Underground270402
United KingdomLondonDocklands Light Railway4534
United KingdomNewcastleTyne and Wear Metro6077.5


Wikipedia.  2019.  "List of Metro Systems."  Accessed February 24, 2019.

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