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Metro Railway

Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very good means of transport especially in kolkata. It has automatic door lock, route information, flashing LED's giving information about the coming station. It is really awesome

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Riding on the metro is a handy way to get around town and seeing how the locals get to work. It gets really packed around peak hour which was a fun novelty for me. Also it was a nice retreat from the summer heat while the AC was on.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice, this metro is oldest and not second to any other metro in Delhi or any other place. I travelled from chandni chowk to kali ghat.

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The City of Joy is quite another place with this useful addition and has made lives of thousands easier than in the olden days. However, compared to the newer versions of metro rail projects in New Delhi and Bangalore the facilities fall short of expectations.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Addition of some AC rakes have been a welcome addition giving the oldest Indian metro a fresh lease of life. The metro is still fairly clean although I have seen better days before. But considering the enormous passenger load it carries it seems to be doing a fine job. Trains are running fairly on time, criss crossing the city from... More

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India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Have not got the option to use Metro Services for long The fear of overcrowded compartments in Summers is a horrifying experience to use the same However this has been the lifeline of Kolkata and fastest way to get one place to other and recently they have added some AC Compartments. If this is handled well and maintained this is... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Metro railway in the city of Kolkata is the oldest in the country and has been serving one of the busiest metropolitan cities of the country for a long time now. The metro is the first underground railway system in India and has upheld the history and heritage of the city. The route cris-crosses the city from North starting... More

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Magra, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It is the first Underground metro railway system in India. It is the India's oldest metro railway. You can enjoy both AC and Non-AC Ride for the same fare.

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Richardson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

It's most suited in Kolkata's sweltering heat to commute by the metro trains which are pretty reasonable and save a lot of time (of course, if it lies your way) I traveled the route connecting Marble Palace (MG Road), Esplanade and St. Paul cathedral (Maidan). It's safe and convenient.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

What better way to expeience the life of a local but to take a ride in their public transport? Good to try it for a station or 2 as it's really very crowded. Took it for my trip to Kalighat Temple from hotel along Park Street. Quite a fast sevice. But do take note of its operating hours. Doesn't run... More

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