EU Regions by Number of Subway Stations

Mar 11, 2019
Subway Stations in EU Regions

The chart above shows the number of subway stations in each region.  The Western EU has more subway stations than all other regions combined.


  • The difference between the region with the most subway stations, the Western EU, and the region with the least, the Northern EU, is 1,294 stations.
  • The Western EU has 9.80 times the subway stations that the Northern EU does.
  • The Paris Metro has more stations (302) than each of the Eastern and Northern EU.
  • The London Underground and the Madrid Metro also each have more stations than each of the Eastern and Northern EU.


  • Data is from 2017.
  • Hawaii is currently working on building a subway system for Honolulu which is slated to have 21 stations; this would bring the West up to third place.
  • Greece is currently working on building a subway system for Thessaloniki which is slated to have 34 stations.
  • 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.


There are 32 subway systems that have less stations than the Northern EU, three are from the Northern EU, five from the Eastern EU, ten are from the Southern EU, and 14 are from the Western EU.

The Paris Metro makes up 20.96% of the Western EU's total stations, the Madrid Metro makes up 28.76% of the Southern EU's total, the Stockholm Metro accounts for 68.03% of the Northern EU's total, and the Prague Metro accounts for 27.10% of the Eastern EU's total stations.


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

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