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Metro Railway

Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I live in New York, and I'm incredibly impressed at Kolkata's metro subway system. The stations are air conditioned, the cars and stations are very, very clean, trains are timely and fare is reasonable. I only wish it extended beyond the center of the city and perhaps went east to west instead of only north to south.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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41 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Kolkata Metro is the oldest metro of India and the only one being managed by Indian Railways. The metro runs both underground and elevated. It starts from Noapara in the extreme north and finishes in the extreme south of New Garia. There are a total of 24 stations and it takes almost 40 minutes to cover the distance. Frequency is... More

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Vadodara, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Patal Rail means Train which runs underground. Kolkata Metro a fast mode of transport from one end to another. It transports 17 Stops in just 34mins. Lovely mode for crowded City.

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Basirhat
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Kolkata metro may not be upto the mark if you already experienced other Metros in the country. But it's the 1st, so you should consider it. And BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS inside Metro and in Metro station.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fast and good mode of transport in kolkata but could be much better cleaner and more AC services added.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

With the planned extension metro in Kolkata is becoming an awesome way to travel....It has always been a great experience especially during the Durga Puja days when traffic on road is almost standstill.....

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
94 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Again a childhood favourite pastime - was to hop on to one of the then swanky metro stations and from there on to the metro itself. Being the first metro system of the country meant that there was a certain newness and chartering into unheralded territory feel about it. The metro itself is fairly easy to use - albeit tends... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I rarely used this mode of transport as I am not aware the station name properly. But it is fast and smooth to reach any far distance place which normally take by taxi or bus one hour to cover the distance but her hardly 20 min. One thing I did not like iz that train iz too much over crowded... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

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. Since it is old generation metro so without AC.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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59 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was quite impressed by the Kolkata metro as it's quite organised, has a good system and is fast too. You buy a token and just get on - the tickets are very good value. It's far more pleasant than the train! The metro stations are also very good. This is a definite example of how India is progressing!

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