Where Is the World’s Longest Subway System and When Did the London Underground Subway System First Open?

The Shanghai Metro is the longest metro system in the world.

It opened in 1995, and has become one of the newest and fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world.

The Shanghai Metro has twelve metro lines, 268 stations, and over 420 kilometers of tracks in operation.

The London Underground, nicknamed the Tube, is the second longest metro system in the world.

It has 244 miles (391 kilometers) of track.

The rapid transit system serves most of Greater London and Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the UK.

The London Underground was the first underground railway system in the world when it first opened in 1863, and was the first to operate electric trains in 1890.

More than one billion passengers rode the tube in 2007, making it the third busiest rapid transit system in the world.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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