EU and US States by Number of Subway Stations

Mar 7, 2019
Subway Stations in EU and US States

The chart above shows the number of subway stations in each EU and US state.  The EU has four out of the top five states and seven of the top ten states with the most subway stations.


  • The difference between the state with the most subway stations, France, and the state with the least (that has a subway system), Maryland, is 468 stations.
  • France has 34.43 times the subway stations that Maryland does.
  • Italy has seven subway systems, France has six, the United Kingdom and Germany each have four, Spain and New York each have three, and the Netherlands, Pennsylvania, and California each have two, all other states have one.


  • Data is from 2017.
  • Greece and Hawaii are currently working on building subway systems for Thessaloniki (34 stations) and Honolulu (21 stations) respectively.
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.


France accounts for just over one-tenth of all subway stations in the EU and US at 13.29%.  It, with Spain make up over one-quarter of the subway stations in the EU and US at 26.08%.  Adding New York into the mix accounts for over one-third the stations in the EU and US at 38.71%.  Those three and Germany make up nearly half the subway stations in the EU and US at 49.99%.

Although the EU has the state with the most stations, the US has the subway system with the most.  The New York City Subway is the largest system by number of subway stations in the EU and US with 424 stations.  It is followed by the Paris Metro (302 stations) and the London Underground (270 stations).

There are only four subway systems that have less stations than the entirety of Maryland's subway network (in decreasing number of stations): The PATCO Speedline in Philadelphia and PATH in New York City (both with 13 stations each), the Catania Metro in Italy (10 stations), and the Genoa Metro in Italy (8 stations).

This article focuses exclusively on heavy rail systems as defined by the International Association of Public Transport, the American Public Transportation Association, and the Federal Transit Administration.  A more extensive look into urban/suburban rail systems that encompasses commuter and light rail systems will be posted soon.

Only three cities have more than one heavy rail system as defined by the above institutions (even though the system's name may suggest otherwise): New York with three, and London and Philadelphia with two.


BelgiumBrusselsBrussels Metro59
BulgariaSofiaSofia Metro34
CaliforniaLos AngelesMetro Rail16
CaliforniaSan FranciscoBART45
Czech RepublicPraguePrague Metro58
DenmarkCopenhagenCopenhagen Metro22
FinlandHelsinkiHelsinki Metro25
FranceRennesRennes Metro15
FranceMarseilleMarseille Metro28
FranceToulouseToulouse Metro37
FranceLyonLyon Metro40
FranceLilleLille Metro60
FranceParisParis Metro302
GermanyNurembergNuremberg U-Bahn48
GermanyHamburgHamburg U-Bahn92
GermanyMunichMunich U-Bahn96
GermanyBerlinBerlin U-Bahn173
GreeceAthensAthens Metro61
HungaryBudapestBudapest Metro48
IllinoisChicagoChicago L145
ItalyGenoaGenoa Metro8
ItalyCataniaCatania Metro10
ItalyBresciaBrescia Metro17
ItalyTurinTurin Metro21
ItalyNaplesNaples Metro22
ItalyRomeRome Metro73
ItalyMilanMilan Metro106
MarylandBaltimoreBaltimore Metro Subway14
MassachusettsBostonMBTA Subway51
NetherlandsAmsterdamAmsterdam Metro39
NetherlandsRotterdamRotterdam Metro62
New YorkNew York CityPATH13
New YorkNew York CityStaten Island Railway21
New YorkNew York CityNew York City Subway424
OhioClevelandRTA Rapid Transit: Red Line18
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaPATCO Speedline13
PolandWarsawWarsaw Metro27
PortugalLisbonLisbon Metro56
RomaniaBucharestBucharest Metro47
SpainBilbaoMetro Bilbao41
SpainBarcelonaBarcelona Metro182
SpainMadridMadrid Metro241
SwedenStockholmStockholm Metro100
United KingdomGlasgowGlasgow Subway15
United KingdomLondonDocklands Light Railway45
United KingdomNewcastleTyne and Wear Metro60
United KingdomLondonLondon Underground270
Washington DCWashington, D.C.Washington Metro91


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