Rapid underground transit systems have come a long way since the first of them was built in 1863 in London.

Since than subway systems became an integral component of public transportation networks in major cities around the globe. Some subway stations have turned out to be true architectural masterpieces.

The article image represents the interior of the Formosa Boulevard Mass Rapid transit Station in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

The London Underground opened the world’s first underground railway in 1863. The London Tube network has since expanded to 11 lines, which collectively handles 4.8 million passenger per day. The system has 270 stations and 400 km of track.

Russia is best known for its most elegant subway hallway stations in the world, while Tokyo and New York also represent vast networks of underground railway systems that regulate the cities public transportation flows.

Crickey Conservation Society.

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