Shot fired at subway station in Munich, Germany

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Shot was fired on Tuesday at a subway station in Germany’s Munich and surrounding area has been cordoned by the police.

A metro station or subway station is a railway station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a Metro or Subway. The station provides a means for passengers to purchase tickets, access trains stopping at its platforms and evacuate the system in the case of an emergency.

The location of a metro station is carefully planned to provide easy access to important urban facilities such as roads, commercial centers, major buildings and other transport nodes.

Most stations are located underground, with entrances/exits leading up to ground or street level. The bulk of the station typically positioned under land reserved for public thoroughfares or parks. Placing the station underground reduces the outside area occupied by the station, allowing vehicles and pedestrians to continue using the ground-level area in a similar way as before the station’s construction. This is especially important where the station is serving high-density urban precincts, where ground-level spaces are already heavily utilised.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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