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Global Information: Subway
Many of the modern-day capitals of the world have subway or metro systems in place. They provide a large, industrialised commercial city with a reliable, fast and frequent public transport network that is needed in order to minimise congestion within the world's bigger cities. Subways all have the same thing in common, they are all based underground in a series of complex tunnels and inter-connecting shafts. Smoking is always prohibited within underground subway systems due to the risk of fire. 

Most subway systems are new and have high-tech trains operating, however at least two of the world's biggest cities, namely London and New York, have subway systems that are in a state of neglect, having not really been updated since their beginnings after WWII. Subways normally consist of a series of inter-connecting lines that traverse one another in order to provide access to as much of an inner-city as possible. 

Since its original construction, the London underground has seen many new routes added to its network as demand has necessitated change. The Tokyo subway is one of the busiest in the world and Shinjuku station sees well over 2 million people through it's very busy turnstiles every working day. The Moscow metro was created in 1935. Some stations are very deep underground as they were originally designed to be bomb shelters during WWII. 9.5 million people traverse the busy Moscow metro everyday, making it busier than the subways in London or New York. The New York subway is one of the world's oldest. Operation commenced in 1904 and when originally unveiled, was viewed by many as a terrific feat of modern engineering.
 

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