Tokyo’s subway is undoubtedly one of the best in the world. Not only is it the busiest network globally but it also boasts some of the busiest train stations. The network is strictly punctual, which is notable when compared to other major subway networks like New York. Additionally, the network layout exhibits an intriguing parallel to a natural phenomenon, surprising and exciting scientists and engineers. This article examines crucial differences between the Tokyo rail network and the New York City rail system, another leading train system.