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Numérologie                                                                                                        Clarification

                                                                                                                                                      Telling numbers




                                                                                                                                        Familiar and daily, the metro actually conceals a lot of secrets.
                                                                                                                                               Let’s take a little tour of some numbers that show
                                                                                                                                                       its discreet and enormous exploits.

                                                                                                                          1863                              14 000 km                             90




                                                                                                                                                             The total length of all of the metro


                                                                                                                           The grand opening of The London   lines in the world.
                                                                                                                           Underground that became                                                out of 100
                                                                                                                           the 1st metro in the world.
                                                                                                                           A real worldwide hit!                                                  The number of metro

                                                                                                                                                                                                  stations decorated with
                                                                                                                                                                                                  works of art. This project,

                                                                                                                           25 to 40                         40                                    led by 150 artists began
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in 1950.


                                                                                                                          km / h                                                                 3,64
                                                                                                                           The average speed at which a metro  years






                                                                                                                           transports its passengers. A speed                                     million
                                                                                                                           that is far superior to the car in our
                                                                                                                           global urban areas (13km/h in Paris,   The average technical lifespan of a metro
                                                                                                                           16km/h in London).               train, which is almost 4 times more   The busiest metro station,
                                                                                                                                                            that the average lifespan of a car in Europe   Shinjuku (Tokyo), sees
                                                                                                                                                            (11 years).                           3,64 million passengers each
                                                                                                                          180                               105                                   of Uruguay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  day, which is the equivalent
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the entire population






                                                                                                                           cities                                                                 1 metro

                                                                                                                                                                                                  out of 2





                                                                                                                           Around 180 cities in the world have   metres                           SYSTRA contributed
                                                                                                                           their own metro networks. This                                         to developing half of the
                                                                                                                           represents more than 11000 metro   The depth of the Arsenalna station in Kiev,   automatic metros in
                                                                                                                           stations.                         the deepest metro station in the world.  circulation in the world.



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