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Metro Railway

Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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kolkata
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121 reviews 121 reviews
27 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Oldest metro in India , build decades back. Not as per today standard of Delhi or Mumbai but a decent one. Price for ticket is extra ordinarily cheap as compared to any city in the world.

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108 reviews 108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Although it doesn't quite connect everything, it still proves a lot cheaper than taxis, is easier to use than a bus and cuts down walking times. Worth giving it a go at least once as a tourist!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Kolkata Mtero was the first metro line in the country. Construction started in the 80s with the line being finally completed in the late 90s. It connects north and south Kolkata and while not the lifeline of the city it is a very important transportation mode. Over the years the network has been expanded and a new East - West... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Gaps between trains are too long, trains are full of people and very stuffy, even in "winter"... Price has been doubled since last year, but the service is the same. Why don't they have normal multi-ride tickets???.... at least 10-20 rides...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Metro line was built and made operational in the 1980s and is a boon for commuters who want a neat and quick commute in the overcrowded city where the surface transport is awful. But compared to Metros in other cities it is just ordinary. First it runs in the north- south direction and therefore is limited to a small... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Kolkata Metro (or Calcutta Metro) was the first underground transportation in India, opening for commercial services in 1984. Since the grand success, metro is not coming up in almost all states in India. It is now coming up with 5 more lines to serve the people from across the remotest parts of Kolkata. Its cheap, fast and easily accessible makes... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beat the traffic, whiz across town at speed, don't miss appointments, travel in relative comfort and be a part of the city's pride .. Kolkata Metro - it runs down the length of many major landmarks in town, but they need to spread the network to touch all parts of town. The Metro also helps you see a large cross... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Although I come to office by metro, but every time with a fear of beinf struck in a metro. Each and every day there is a problem going on.

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Hong Kong, China
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161 reviews 161 reviews
79 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've paid as much as 9usd for a single metro ride before, but I'd imagine that one wouldn't even pay that much for an entire month of use in Kolkata. The stations are relatively old, but seemingly well-kept and functional. Ticket vendors grudgingly give change, so it's best to have your exact fare on hand. Cars are pretty bare bones,... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The metro railways have been designed in a modern way, covering a big part of Kolkata. But in recent times this need to extend more and also need to cater to more people. Just extending the line is also not helping as the number of trains are remaining the same whereas the number of people accessing the trains are increasing.... More 

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