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20 busiest Metro stations in the world

Last updated on: April 10, 2013 09:03 IST

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Millions of people use Metro to commute everyday all across the world, including in India.

Let's take a look at some of the busiest Metro stations in the world.

Source: Wikipedia

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Image: A subway passenger watches the arrival of a train in front of marble statues of traditional figures in Lisbon, Portugal.
Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters

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Tokyo

Country: Japan

Annual passenger numbers: 3.10 billion

Global rank: 1

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Image: A worker gestures as a car at Tsukiji subway station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line moves off in Japan.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
Tags: Metro , Tokyo , Japan

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Seoul

Country: South Korea

Annual passenger numbers: 2.51 billion

Global rank: 2

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Image: People come out at subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul in South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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Beijing

Country: China

Annual passenger numbers: 2.46 billion

Global rank: 3

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Image: Passengers walk inside a subway station in Beijing, China.
Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters
Tags: Metro , China , Beijing

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Moscow

Country: Russia

Annual passenger numbers: 2.39 billion

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of the Slavyanski Boulevard Metro station in Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Sergei Chirikov/Pool/Reuters
Tags: Metro , Russia , Moscow

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Shanghai

Country: China

Annual passenger numbers: 2.27 billion

Global rank: 5

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Image: A maglev train drives into a terminal station in Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Ming Ming/Reuters
Tags: Metro , China , Shanghai

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Guangzhou

Country: China

Annual passenger numbers: 1.82 billion

Global rank: 6

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Image: A view of Guangzhou in China.
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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New York City

Country: The United States

Annual passenger numbers: 1.65 billion

Global rank: 7

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Image: A man punches another man dressed up as 'Punch Me Panda' inside the subway system in New York City.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Mexico City

Country: Mexico

Annual passenger numbers: 1.60 billion

Global rank: 8

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Image: Ruben Oviedo, 40, dressed as comics superhero Thor, waits for the subway in Mexico City, Mexico.
Photographs: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Annual passenger numbers: 1.55 billion

Global rank: 9

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Image: Couples pose for photographers in a subway train during a mass wedding in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Kiin Cheung/Reuters

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Paris

Country: France

Annual passenger numbers: 1.52 billion

Global rank: 10

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Image: People wait for trains at the Gare Saint Lazare railway station in Paris, France.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
Tags: Metro , Paris

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London

Country: The United Kingdom

Annual passenger numbers: 1.17 billion

Global rank: 11

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Image: A passenger uses the escalator to the platforms at Paddington Underground station, passing posters highlighting London Underground's 150th anniversary.
Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Sao Paulo

Country: Brazil

Annual passenger numbers: 877 million

Global rank: 12

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Image: Trains parked in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

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Cairo

Country: Egypt

Annual passenger numbers: 837 million

Global rank: 13

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Image: A view of the Nile river flowing through the Egyptian capital Cairo.
Photographs: Aladin Abdel Naby/Reuters
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Osaka

Country: Japan

Annual passenger numbers: 836 million

Global rank: 14

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Image: Passers-by are silhouetted against advertisements in the Dotonbori shopping and amusement district in Osaka, western Japan.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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Singapore

Country: Singapore

Annual passenger numbers: 794.2 million

Global rank: 15

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Image: Commuters take the train during morning peak hour in Singapore.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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St Petersburg

Country: Russia

Annual passenger numbers: 786 million

Global rank: 16

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Image: A view of the University embankment in St Petersburg, Russia.
Photographs: Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters

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Shenzhen

Country: China

Annual passenger numbers: 781 million

Global rank: 17

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Image: A view of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Taipei

Country: Taiwan

Annual passenger numbers: 651.9 million

Global rank: 18

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Image: People ride on escalators inside a train station in Taipei, Taiwan.
Photographs: Nicky Loh/Reuters
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Santiago

Country: Chile

Annual passenger numbers: 639.9 million

Global rank: 19

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Image: A view of Santiago City in Chile.
Photographs: Victor Ruiz Caballero/Reuters
Tags: Metro , Santiago

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Madrid

Country: Spain

Annual passenger numbers: 634.6 million

Global rank: 20


Image: Passengers wait for Metro train in Madrid, Spain.
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters
Tags: Metro , Madrid

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