EU and US Regions by Number of Subway Stations

Mar 12, 2019
Subway Stations in EU and US Regions

The chart above shows the number of subway stations in each region.  The EU has over 2.5 times the subway stations that the US does.


  • The difference between the region with the most subway stations, the Western EU, and the region with the least, the Western US, is 1,380 stations.
  • The Western EU has 23.62 times the subway stations that the Western US does.
  • The New York City Subway (with 424 stations), the Paris Metro (302), the London Underground (270), and the Madrid Metro (241) each have more subway stations than each of the following five regions: the Eastern EU, the Midwestern US, the Northern EU, the Southern US, and the Western US.


  • 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 Western US up to seventh 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 Northeastern US consists of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
  • The Eastern EU consists of Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.
  • The Midwestern US consists of Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
  • The Northern EU consists of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
  • The Southern US consists of Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and West Virginia.
  • The Western US consists of California, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Oregon, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Wyoming.
  • All figures are rounded to the nearest hundredth.


Although the EU has the regions and the states with the most subway stations it is the US that has the subway system with the most stations in the New York City Subway.

The Western EU accounts for over one-third of all subway stations in both the EU and the US at 39.73%.  It, together with the Southern EU make up almost two-thirds of all stations in the two superstates at 62.83%.


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