Rapid Transit Museums
This list only includes museums focussing on metros & subways! A list for tram museums would be too long!
U2 - Olympiastadion
Open second Saturday every month, 10:30-16 | Website
S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee - S7)
Open second weekend (Sat+Sun) every month, 11-17 | Website
Delhi Metro Museum - on the mezzanine floor at Patel Chowk station
Underground has a dedicated section within the Glasgow Transport Museum
near Kelvinhall station, Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 11-17, free
Tsentral'nyi rynok station on red line (Engels str. 29)
Politekhnichnyi instytut station on red line
Mondays, Wednesdays - 09:00-12:00, on Thuesday, Thursday > 15:00-17:00, Fridays
Prospekt Peremogy 35, Tel 238-4494
Transport Museum - Coventgarden
Open daily 10:00 -18:00 (Fridays 11:00 -18:00) | Website
Small museum located inside the abandoned metro station Chamberí (on line L-1 between Bilbao and Iglesia).
Open Tue-Fri 11:00-19:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 15:00 Website
Small museum located inside metro station Mixcoac (on line L-12).
Open Tue-Sun 10:00-20:00 Website
Line 1 - Sportivnaya station
transportation bureau opened a tramway and subway museum at Nisshin subway
depot (near Akaike station on Tsurumai Line). On display are 3 types of trams
(1400, 2000 and 3000 articulated car) and the first subway vehicles of Nagoya
Closed for renovation until 2003 | Website
The 'Association pour le Musée des Transports Urbains, Interurbains et Ruraux' (AMTUIR) which is working with RATP on the development of the new Paris transport museum in Colombes (to replace the museum at Saint-Mandé which was closed in 1998). There's a detailed guide to the more than 50 trams, trolleybusses, metro cars, and suburban rail cars (as well as more than 35 buses) from all over France which form the collection and an extensive history of the development of urban transport in Paris (with technology details as well). Other features include a brief history of the Association (since it's founding in 1957) and the former museum as well as acmplete history of the French Trams in the 1950s, the Parisien Buses, French Trolleybuses and Eurpean Trams.”
collection includes 1st class 2 axles trailer (1900), Motor unit "Thomson
double" M305 (1904), Motor unit Sprague M535 (1908), 1st class trailer Ab167
(1913), Motor unit M102 Nord-Sud (1925), Motor unit MP51 (1951)
motor unit is on display at the French Railways Museum in Mulhouse (eastern
France), with a Z-type unit from "Ligne de Sceaux" (now south branch of RER
Thanks to Bernard Hanquez!
Basically a tram museum in the Strešovice depot; Praha 6, Patockova 4; Open from 3 April to 14 Nov on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 09:00 to 17:00. Metro: Hradcanska
- Oostplein station
Open weekends, 12:00 - 16:00
in maintenance depot at Avtovo station
Spårvägsmuseet Tegelviksgatan 22, 116 41 Stockholm, Tel: 08-462 5531
Line - Kasai Station
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