EU Regions by Kilometers of Subway Track

Mar 1, 2019
Kilometers of Subway Track in EU Regions

The chart above shows the kilometers of heavy rail subway track within each EU region.  The Western EU has more kilometers of subway track than all other regions combined.


  • The difference between the region with the most kilometers of track, the Western EU, and the region with the least, the Northern EU, is 1,258.8 miles.
  • The Western EU has 8.70 times the miles of track that the Northern EU does.
  • The London Underground and the Madrid Metro each has more track than each of the Eastern and Northern EU.
  • The London Underground, the Madrid Metro, and the Paris Metro each has more track than the Northern EU.


  • Data is from 2017.
  • Greece is currently working on building a subway system for Thessaloniki.
  • The Western EU consists of Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
  • The Southern EU consists of Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta.
  • The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
  • The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.


The Northern EU has more rail than 34 subway systems, 15 of which are in the Western EU, 11 in the Southern EU, three in the Northern EU, and five in the Eastern EU.

The Western EU has 17 subway systems, the Southern EU has 12, the Eastern EU has five, and the Northern EU has three.


BelgiumBrusselsBrussels Metro39.9
BulgariaSofiaSofia Metro40
Czech RepublicPraguePrague Metro65.2
DenmarkCopenhagenCopenhagen Metro20.4
FinlandHelsinkiHelsinki Metro35
FranceLilleLille Metro45
FranceLyonLyon Metro32
FranceMarseilleMarseille Metro21.5
FranceParisParis Metro214
FranceRennesRennes Metro9.4
FranceToulouseToulouse Metro28.2
GermanyBerlinBerlin U-Bahn151.7
GermanyHamburgHamburg U-Bahn106.1
GermanyMunichMunich U-Bahn95
GermanyNurembergNuremberg U-Bahn36
GreeceAthensAthens Metro84.7
HungaryBudapestBudapest Metro38.2
ItalyBresciaBrescia Metro13.7
ItalyCataniaCatania Metro8.8
ItalyGenoaGenoa Metro7.1
ItalyMilanMilan Metro101
ItalyNaplesNaples Metro20.5
ItalyRomeRome Metro60
ItalyTurinTurin Metro13.2
NetherlandsAmsterdamAmsterdam Metro41.2
NetherlandsRotterdamRotterdam Metro78.3
PolandWarsawWarsaw Metro29
PortugalLisbonLisbon Metro44.1
RomaniaBucharestBucharest Metro71.4
SpainBarcelonaBarcelona Metro120.7
SpainBilbaoMetro Bilbao45.1
SpainMadridMadrid Metro288.5
SwedenStockholmStockholm Metro108
United KingdomGlasgowGlasgow Subway10.4
United KingdomLondonLondon Underground402
United KingdomLondonDocklands Light Railway34
United KingdomNewcastleTyne and Wear Metro77.5


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

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