Table 4.2: Metro and Suburban Rail
U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australasia
Ba - Bi          Bad Ems - Birmingham     (4.2.1, 2008.6)
(Barcelona, Berlin and Bern tabulated separately)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
Bad Ems - fn - 1986
DE
u 10,000
0.2 / 0.1
0.5
0.2 / 0.1
0.5
2003
   
"
0.1
"
0.1
Bad Ragaz - RW - fn - 1910
CH
 
0.788 / 0.5
0.08
0.788 / 0.5
0.08
1930
   
"
0.07
"
0.07
1940
   
"
0.06
"
0.06
1955
 
@ 4,000
"
0.08
"
0.08
Bad Wildbad - fn - 1966
DE
@ 7,000
0.8 / 0.5
0.7
0.8 / 0.5
0.7
1976
 
@ 12,000
"
0.4
"
0.4
2003
 
5,000
"
0.2
"
0.2
Baden-Baden - fn - 1966
DE
@ 40,000
1.2 / 0.7
0.1
1.2 / 0.7
0.1
2003
 
55,000
"
0.1
"
0.1
Baltimore (MD) - rly
US
 
see Washington-(DC) MTA (rly)
 
PRR Northern Central Division
   
44.8 / 27.8
     
Metro - 1985
 
@ 2,000,000
u 760,000
11.6 / 7.2
9.6
5.8 / 3.6
4.8
1990
 
@ 2,000,000
u 636,000
21.5 / 13.3
13.6
7.8 / 4.8
4.9
2006
 
2,080,000
u 630,000
23.7 / 14.7
12.9
9.3 / 5.8
5.1
Barcelona, ES: see separate tabulation
           
Bari - FS
IT
u 320,000
164 / 102
     
Ft
   
70.0 / 43.4
0.8
20 / 12
0.2
FAL
 
800,000
76 / 47
   
0.9
FSE
   
120 / 74
     
Basel - DB (Basle)
CH
730,000
219 / 136
     
SBB
   
170 / 105
     
SNCF
   
34 / 21
     
Bastia - CFC
FR
60,000
74 / 46
     
Bath - WT
GB
u 160,000
see Bristol-WT
 
* Baton Rouge (LA)
US
700,000
u 412,000
see New Orleans (LA)
 
Belfast - NIR
GB
700,000
151 / 94
5
15 / 9
0.5
Besançon - fn
FR
120,000
0.423 / 0.3
     
Benevento - FS
IT
u 60,000
see Napoli - FS
 
Bergamo - FS
IT
u 110,000
see Milano - FS
 
Bergen - NSB
NO
440,000
u 245,000
85 / 53
     
Fløibanen (fn)
   
0.85 / 0.5
1
0.5 / 0.3
0.6
Berlin, DE: see separate tabulation
         
0.9
Bern, CH: see separate tabulation
           
Biel / Bienne - BE - fn - 1910
CH
 
0.920 / 0.6
0.2
0.920 / 0.6
0.2
1930
   
"
0.8
"
0.8
1940
   
"
0.8
"
0.8
1955
   
"
1.0
"
1.0
1970
   
"
0.7
"
0.7
1984
   
"
0.5
"
0.5
1997
 
50,000
"
0.5
"
0.5
BM fn - 1910
   
1.681 / 1.0
0.04
1.681 / 1.0
0.04
1930
   
"
0.1
"
0.1
1940
   
"
0.1
"
0.1
1955
   
"
0.3
"
0.3
1970
   
"
0.3
"
0.3
1984
   
"
0.2
"
0.2
1997
   
"
0.2
"
0.2
Ligerz - LTB - fn - 1930
   
1.183 / 0.8
0.07
1.183 / 0.8
0.07
1940
   
"
0.06
"
0.06
1955
   
"
0.1
"
0.1
1970
   
"
0.8
"
0.8
1984
   
"
0.6
"
0.6
1997
   
"
0.7
"
0.7
Bielefeld - DB
DE
300,000
see Münster - DB
   
Bilbo (Bilbao) - RENFE - 2005
ES
950,000
67 / 42
21.4
18 / 11
5.7
FEVE - 2005
   
32.0 / 19.8
2
10 / 6
0.6
Euskotren - 2005
   
181.1 / 112.3
24
15 / 9
2.0
Metro - 1996
   
26.4 / 16.4
31.7
6.1 / 3.8
7.3
2005
   
36.3 / 22.5
77.8
"
13.0
Birkenhead - MT (rly)
GB
u 120,000
see Liverpool - MT
   
Birmingham - Centro (rly) - ca. 1985
GB
 
150 / 93
24
15 / 9
2.4
2002
 
2,560,000
177 / 73
37
"
3.1
Key to Symbols:
* = in planning; ** = under construction.
*** = operated for less than 12 months as noted; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
@ = population corresponds with historic data year.
u = population within municipal boundary.
 
Notes for Table 4.2
Bad Ems - fn: Kurwaldbahn (Kurwaldbahn Bad Ems GmbH), funicular. Opened 1979.
Bad Ragaz - RW: Seilbahn Ragaz-Wartenstein, funicular. Closed 1964 October 29.
Bad Wildbad - fn: Sommerbergbahn, funicular.
Baden-Baden-fn: Merkurbergbahn, funicular. Original line opened 1913 August 16, closed 1967 November 2. New fully-automatic line opened 1979 April 27.
Baltimore - PRR Northern Central Division: Operator title: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Northern Central Division.
Extended Baltimore – Lutherville – Timonium – Cockeysville – Parkton – New Freedom (PA) – York (PA). Stations between Baltimore and New Freedom closed to passengers 1959 June 27. Baltimore – York – Harrisburg passenger service withdrawn 1971 April 30. Baltimore – New Freedom segment closed following flood damage caused by tropical storm ("Hurricane Agnes"). Baltimore – Cockeysville alignment used by Central Light Rail Line from 1992 (see Table 3.2).
Metro: The Baltimore Metro Subway did not operate on Sundays from opening (1983 November 21) to 2001 September 2.
Bari - Ft: Extension Lamasinata – Ospedale San Paolo, 9.3 km / 5.8 mi under construction, opening planned for 2006. Subsequent extension, Ospedale San Paolo – Regioni, 1.5 km / 0.9 mi, in planning. Extension to Aeroporto di Bari Palese, 7-km / 4-mi loop line, under construction.
FAL: Annual traffic density calculated from reported annual total passenger-km, and therefore refers to the entire FAL network. Population served refers to the entire FAL network.
New line Bari – Bitritto, 11 km / 7 mi, under construction.
FSE: This undertaking called for tenders late in 2006 for electrification of Bari – Casamassima – Putignano (48 km / 30 mi), Bari – Conversano – Putignano (49 km / 30 mi) and Putignano – Martina Franca (34 km / 21 mi).
Basel - General: Population is that of the Trinationale Agglomeration Basel (TAB) / Agglomération Trinationale de Bâle (ATB).
Rail services have been marketed as Regio S-Bahn Basel from 1997. Investment plans include a new cross-city link between Basel-SBB and Basel-Bad. [Badischer] stations.
SBB: Adlertunnel, Muttenz – Liestal, 7.1 km / 4.4 mi, opened 2000 December 4.
DB: Trains are operated by DB Regio AG, Regionalleitung Baden-Württemberg.
See also Bern-Switzerland-SBB, and Mulhouse-SNCF.
Besançon: Funicular, Besançon Brégille.
Opened 1913, closed 1987 May 27. Restoration under discussion.
Biel / Bienne - BE: FUNIC SA, funicular, Bienne – Evilard (Biel Leubringen).
BM: FUNIC SA, funicular, Biel – Magglingen (Bienne – Macolin).
Ligerz - LTB: Aare Seeland mobil AG, Ligerz Tessenberg Bahn, funicular. Closed for reconstruction 2003 September, new single-car line (Vinifuni) opened 2004 May 22.
Bilbo (Bilbao): Bilbo is the Euskera (Basque) name for Bilbao.
The meter-gauge network operated by EuskoTren includes a 1.8-km / 1.1-mi underground alignment through Lugaritz station, Donostia-San Sebastián. This was built as part of a project to double 3.3 km / 2.0 mi of line, and was opened on 2005 March 10.
Birmingham (GB)-Centro: Trains are operated by Central Trains Ltd. under contract to Centro. Other operators carry passengers within the Centro area, but are not subsidized nor subject to regulation by Centro.
 
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