Subway Maps from Around the World, All on the Same Scale

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For Subway Map Lovers (I Know You're Out There!)
We have done many posts about subway maps, and they are always pretty popular. It seems like there's a large group of people out there who enjoy looking at subway maps from around the world (who knew?). Today, I have a treat for these people. I stumbled on a site that has subway maps from around the world, and they've all be normalized to the same scale so that it's easier to compare them.
Image: Fake is the New Real
Here are the maps.

Looking at them, a few things stand out: San Francisco's subway might not have that many lines, but it is gigantic compared the vast majority of others. Tokyo's subway is a lot more compact than I expected considering the population of that city (same for Mexico), and many cities have a nice central ring of subway lines (f.ex. Paris, Moscow, Shanghai) for improved efficiency.

For more subway maps, see:

-The World's Most Impressive Subway Maps

-The World's Best Alternative Subway Maps

You can also see photos of the interior of many subways here: http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/2009/07/7-best-subways-in-the-world.php

Via FakeIsTheNewReal
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