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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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