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World's Most Crowded Subways

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Prepare to jostle with millions of tourists and locals when you head underground in these big cities.

No. 1 Tokyo

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Annual Ridership: 3.1 billion

Shinjuku holds the Guinness World Records title for busiest single station, with 3.64 million daily passengers streaming in and out of 200 exits. “Nearly 10 different lines use Shinjuku station,” says Yuki Tanaka, a representative of the Japan National Tourism Organization. “It’s the most complicated train station in Japan, or perhaps in the world.”

Source: World Metro Database, 2011

World's Most Crowded Subways

No. 1 Tokyo

Annual Ridership: 3.1 billion

Shinjuku holds the Guinness World Records title for busiest single station, with 3.64 million daily passengers streaming in and out of 200 exits. “Nearly 10 different lines use Shinjuku station,” says Yuki Tanaka, a representative of the Japan National Tourism Organization. “It’s the most complicated train station in Japan, or perhaps in the world.”

Source: World Metro Database, 2011

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