Subway typography… Helvetica

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Pablo L's picture
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Subway typography… Helvetica
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Hi!

I wonder what subway of word use Helvetica in its visual identity.
I know that cities like Madrid, Barcelona or New York use it.
I read that Washington and Helsinki, as well. Someone can confirm this?
You know most subway that use Helvetica?

Thank you very much and sorry for my English!

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I’ve just looked it up, and it seems like Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, or
their custom versions are used in (in no particular order):

There should be a lot more…

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Thank you!! You're very kind

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Both the Tokyo Metro (subway) and Japan Rail (JR) East make heavy use of Helvetica for their English signage. Some of the other railway operators in & around Tokyo use it as well, but I don't recall offhand if they all do.