January 7, 2010 The Los Dominicos underground metro station first went into service in the vicinity of Chile’s capital city of Santiago. This station is a facility of Line 1 of the rapid transit system known as the Santiago Metro. The Los Dominicos station was built – along with the Escuela Militar, Manquehue, and Hernando... Continue Reading →

December 17, 1983 In northern Virginia, multiple celebrations marked the opening of an extension of the Yellow Line of the Washington Metro rapid transit system. The debut of this extension, covering 4.2 miles (6.8 kilometers) between National Airport (now officially called Ronald Regan Washington National Airport) and the community of Huntington in Virginia’s Fairfax County,... Continue Reading →

November 22, 1990 The Křižíkova station of the rapid transit system known as the Prague Metro was officially opened. As the time, Prague was the capital of Czechoslovakia. The longtime communist rule in Czechoslovakia had ended about a year earlier, and in 1993, that country would be split into the independent states of Slovakia and... Continue Reading →

November 3, 1986 In the Canadian province of Quebec, Côte-Vertu station in Montreal’s borough of Saint-Laurent first went into service as part of the underground rapid transit system known as the Montreal Metro. At the time of its opening, this station replaced Du Collège station as the western terminus for the Montreal Metro’s Orange Line.... Continue Reading →

October 26, 1952 A station of the Stockholm metro was formally opened in the community of Blackeberg in the western section of Sweden’s capital and largest city. Blackeberg metro station was one of 17 stations to be inaugurated on the same date on Line 19 of the Green Line of Stockholm’s rapid system. Blackeberg metro... Continue Reading →

September 24, 1994 In Berlin, a rapid transit station built underneath a street known as Lindauer Allee (Avenue) was officially opened for service. Lindauer Allee station had been constructed along with three other stations as part of a 2.2-mile (3.6-kilometer)-long extension of the U8 line of the Berlin U-Bahn, a rapid transit system serving Germany’s... Continue Reading →

August 30, 1996 The first line of the Ankara Metro, the rapid transit system serving Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, was officially opened. This original segment of the Ankara Metro is called Ankaray, which is a portmanteau of “Ankara” and “ray” (the Turkish word for “rail”). The opening-day celebration for Ankaray included a concert given... Continue Reading →

August 23, 1985 The Constituyentes Station on Line 7 of the Mexico City Metro was formally opened. (The Mexico City Metro is a rapid transit system serving the metropolitan area of Mexico’s capital; it ranks second only to the New York City Subway as the largest metro system in all of North America.) The Constituyentes... Continue Reading →

August 6, 2016 In Thailand, a rapid transit line serving both the northwestern part of the capital city of Bangkok and the neighboring central province of Nonthaburi was formally opened. This 13-mile (23-kilometer) line is the second one within the Metropolitan Rapid Transit (a mass rapid transit system serving the Bangkok metropolitan area) to be... Continue Reading →

July 30, 2016 A new line of the Rio de Janeiro Metro in Brazil’s second largest city was officially opened. Line 4 (also known as the Yellow Line) of that rapid transit network connects the Jardim Oceânico Station in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro with the... Continue Reading →

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