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Photo: Subway station, Beijing, China. © Liujunrong | Dreamstime

New York? Shanghai? Beijing? All of the above? Sizing up the world's biggest metro is no easy challenge. Thanks to a surprising number of variables there is no single standard for comparing subway systems. With that in mind, a three-part series by the folks at CityMetric makes an impressive effort to sort out the issue. Overall system length, total number of stations, and annual ridership are each examined. Category killers are summed up in a trio of top ten lists.

 

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