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Subway systems of the world, presented on the same scale

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 03, 2004

Subway systems of the world, presented on the same scale.

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barnesMar 04, 2004 at 9:39AM

Awwwww… Vienna is so cute!

JenMar 04, 2004 at 1:39PM

This is awesome AND looks like my shower drain.

ernieMar 04, 2004 at 2:31PM

Boy, that Stalin could lay down some track, eh?

JamisonMar 05, 2004 at 3:31AM

Hmm, I think I need to send him a map of the MUNI system in SF. It would be interesting to see a system that’s only 14x14 pixels. Though, if he is including at-grade, I think we’d be the only system with cable cars.

EugeneMar 05, 2004 at 11:24AM

I am seriously doubting the accuracy of the scales. Singapore is about 650 km^2 while Chicago is 600 km^2. Look at the corresponding subways. (Unless of course that the Chicago subway only occupies the downtown area). For comparison, New York City is about 1200 km^2 (including Staten Island).

spygeekMar 05, 2004 at 3:38PM

Eugene: Chicago’s rail system does not cover anywhere near the entire Chicagoland area. It doesn’t even cover all of Chicago proper. There is an extensive bus system, however, that’s not represented by the subway map.

LeifMar 06, 2004 at 12:06AM

Heh, comparatively small thought it may be—Chicago’s train system is quite efficient—it takes you to all the important places. I don’t have have a car, so I have to rely on public transportation—but I’ve never had to take a bus.

JamisonMar 11, 2004 at 4:16PM

I sent him the SF map and he added the MUNI METRO system, it looks so small in comparison to some others. And returning to the site, I’m sure my face went pale as I scrolled down and saw Madrid. What a terrible tragedy the people of Madrid and of Spain are going though today.

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