Seoul, 40% of commuters use metro

2019 CESeoul, South Korea

"South Korea’s capital is a bustling metropolis with a population density of 16,000 people per square kilometre – and it has a metro system to match. The Seoul Metropolitan Subway (to give it its proper name) had a ridership of 2. 9 billion in 2019 – the equivalent of more than a third of the world’s population taking a trip," accounting for 40% of all daily commuters.

Joshua Minchin, "The top 10 busiest metro systems in the world," Intelligent Transport, March 12, 2021.

Kim Sun-woong, "Seoul subway world’s 3rd largest in ridership," The Korea Times, May 14, 2010.

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