Automated Metros Observatory

Geographic distribution of automated lines, as of 2013

It is significant to note the worldwide presence of metro automation. Although Asia and Europe accumulate most of the kilometres, the recent inclusion of Latin America and the strong growth in the Middle East point to a global adoption of metro automation.

A closer analysis of the data confirms the worldwide spread, with the four top countries in number of kilometres belonging to four different continents.

While France leads at country level, it is significant to note however that the three longest automated networks are not in Europe, as depicted below (click on graph to enlarge).


Km of automated metro in 2013, by country

Km of automated metro in 2013, by city