"בתל אביב יש רכבת תחתית."
Translation:In Tel Aviv there is a metro.
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Huh. I thought “subway” was unique to NYC. Even in America D.C. has the Metro and San Francisco has BART and if you called either of them “the subway” people would know what you were talking about, and would also know you weren’t from around there. I don’t know what other big American cities call their underground transit systems, but Subway isn’t universal.
I think the word subway fell out of favor in the 70's at a time when the NYC subway system was unreliable and dangerous. In L.A., the underground heavy rail system is officially part of the Metro Rail system, but when an extension was planned to the west, it was commonly referred to as the "Subway To The Sea."