What are the oldest metro systems in the world?
Public transport is a comfortable and fast way to get around big cities, in fact millions of people use it every day. In this article we will reveal the oldest subways in the world, some of them are over a century old.
London and the world's oldest subways (1863)
The London Underground or Tube is the oldest transport system of its kind in the world. It opened on 10 January 1863 with steam locomotives. If you would like to read more about this article linked here. Today there is an underground network of 408 kilometers of active lines that will take you anywhere in the city.
The Istanbul Tunnel (1875)
The Tunnel was the first underground train in continental Europe. This pioneer began operating in 1875 and, despite its short distance of 573 meters, it carries 12,000 passengers every day. Be sure to visit on your next trip to Istanbul, as the whole journey will take just 90 seconds. You can also take the opportunity to enjoy a trip to Cappadocia .
Chicago 'L' (1892)
Do you know why the Chicago 'L' is one of the oldest subways in the world? Because it began operating on June 6, 1892, in the late 19th century. The origin of its name comes from the word "elevated", because there are parts where the train rises to the surface. It is the third busiest underground in the United States, with an average of over 600,000 people per week. If you have purchased the Chicago Explorer Pass , you are sure to use this underground to see all the attractions of the city.
The Paris Metropolitan (1900)
The fastest way to visit the iconic monuments of the "City of Love" is to use the Paris Metropolitan , one of the oldest metros in the world. The first line was inaugurated on 19 July 1900, and during its early years many wrought iron stations, influenced by the art nouveau movement, were installed. If you want to explore the historic centre, you can take a fascinating free tour - you'll love it.