David Bailey

A Comparison of Rail Transportation in Munich and Los Angeles

An ICE train approaching München Hauptbahnhof
An ICE train approaching München Hauptbahnhof
Number of LinesNumber of StationsSystem LengthDaily RidershipBest Frequency
Subway and Light Rail
Munich U-Bahn8 Lines96 Stations64 mi (103 km)1,068,49012 Trains/Hour
Metro Rail6 Lines93 Stations105 mi (169 km)362,13510 Trains/Hour
Suburban Rail
Munich S-Bahn8 Lines150 Stations270 mi (434 km)800,0003 Trains/Hour
Metrolink7 Lines59 Stations534 mi (859 km)39,6132 Trains/Hour

Regional Trains
ALX/RE/RB/M/BOB28 Lines--284,500 (at München Hauptbahnhof, shared with Long Distance)Hourly
Amtrak1 Line--4,354 (at Union Station, shared with Long Distance)8 Trains/Day
Long Distance Trains
ICE/RJ/IC/EC/TGV13 Lines-- 284,500 (at München Hauptbahnhof, shared with Regional)Hourly
Amtrak4 Lines--4,354 (at Union Station, shared with Regional)Daily


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