Subway typography… Helvetica

PabloL's picture


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!

Maxim Zhukov's picture

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…

PabloL's picture

Thank you!! You're very kind

altsan's picture

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.

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