I'd love to learn about the safety, punctuality, cleanliness of the subway system in your country.
Also, are there any shopping archades connected to the stations?
Subways in Japan
Your comment surprised me a little because I once watched a TV program about the beautiful subway station in Moscow(?), with gorgeous shandeliers and classical decorations. Maybe not all stations are like that?
Do the trains run on time? What about the safety?
Hmm... I'm from Russia. In our country subway is very awful,dirty :it's always a lot of angry and nervous people . But,unfortunatly, the fastest way to travel.
Yes, there are conductors, but not in every train. If you don't have a ticket, you have to pay a steep fine. There are also conductors without uniform.
I guess people who don't want to pay would just climb across ticket barriers, so it's probably more effective this way.
Thank you Dirk for the in-depth info about the subway system in your country. The trains looked very clean and neat and also quite organized.
You mentioned there were not ticket gates. Does that mean conductors come to check tickets?
I had no idea how the Brazilian subways were. Thanks for the info!