Rapid Transit Timelines and Scale Comparison

five years earlier (or press a) --- five years later (or press s)
(maps ordered by opening date; click a city name in sidebar to jump to its map)

London
2015 map
New York
2015 map
Paris
2015 map
Berlin
2015 map
Sydney
2015 map
Chicago
2015 map
Boston
2015 map
Wien
2015 map
Tokyo
2015 map
Osaka
2015 map
San Francisco
2015 map
Madrid
2015 map
Moskva
2015 map
Washington
2015 map
São Paulo
2015 map
Milano
2015 map
München
2015 map
México
2015 map
Beijing
2015 map
Seoul
2015 map
Hong Kong
2015 map
Singapore
2015 map
Shanghai
2015 map
Taipei
2015 map

five years earlier (or press a) --- five years later (or press s)
click here to animate

Based on frequent midday service at the end of the year in question (notes).
Scale: = 10 km (10 CSS pixels per km)

Please send any corrections or questions to threestationsquare at gmail dot com.

More comprehensive lists (including minor/low-ridership cities) for specific countries: US UK

See also: miscellaneous timelines and maps

By Alexander Rapp based on map data CC-BY-SA by OpenStreetMap contributors and historical sources.