Skip to comments.Moscow metro marks its 79th anniversary
Posted on 05/14/2014 5:38:53 PM PDT by goldstategop
MOSCOW, May 15, 3:30 /ITAR-TASS/. Moscows Metro marks its 79th birthday on Thursday. Regular service along the first underground section of 11.2 kilometres from the Sokolniki station to the Park Kultury station was launched at seven in the morning on May 15, 1935. Back then, Moscows Metro had only 13 stations.
Today, Moscows Metro has 194 stations and more than 325 kilometres of tracks. It is the worlds second metro system in terms of the number of passengers after Tokyos. The network of the Moscow Metro is still being expanded. In terms of the volume of construction of metro lines, Moscows Metro is second to only Shanghais.
It is planned to commission 18 kilometres of tracks in 2014, thirty kilometers - in 2015. In all, in the next five years, it is planned to commission 75 kilometres of rails.
An average of more than seven million people use Moscows Metro daily, the figure goes up to more than nine on working days. This is the worlds biggest passenger traffic. About 12,000 trains serve passengers daily.
Moscows Metro is reputed as the most beautiful in the world. It boasts original and unique interiors featuring interesting pieces of socialist realism art. More than 20 types of marble, granite and porphyry were used to decorate stations in the centre of the city. First stations were built to the designs of such world-acclaimed architects as Vladimir Geilfreikh, Ivan Fomin, Alexei Shchusev, Alexander Deineka.
Two more lines were commissioned before the Second World War erupted. In the autumn of 1941, when Nazi troops approached Moscow, the metro was used as an air-raid shelter. After the war, Moscows Metro was further enlarged, with more radial and a circular line built. Nowadays, the radial-circle structure of metro corresponds to the historically established layout of Moscow. It branches out from the centre to the outskirts providing the most reliable and rapid transportation.
Moscows Metro offers the services of wireless internet and a special service for wheelchair passengers.
Yes, it is amazing.
Apparently the people take a lot of pride in it and don’t trash it.
Today, Moscows Metro has 194 stations and more than 325 kilometres of tracks.
Hahaha, that we know about.
There is a secret Moscow Metro that Stanislav Lunev discussed, and he said that the Russian government was expanding it even after the collapse.
Compare to NY Subway, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.....no gang tags, no graffiti.....wait what is Moscow doing we’re not doing?
that one thing about there is NO Graffeti in Moscow subway
Its built underground. The world’s oldest metro/subway, is the London Subway in 1863.
They are the pride of large cities. The demand for light rail is growing around the world.
LOL...I fully expect to see Russian Socialist Art ping lists on FR soon.
And from here on out, WWII will be referenced only as the Great Patriotic War....or you will be fired from your job.
Probably an express from the Kremlin out to
hardened command centers on the outskirts,
probably near an airfield.
I’ve been on the Montreal Metro. Clean, efficient and very comfortable. I would not need a car there.
There have been rumors that during the Cold War a supersecret VIP line was built for top Soviet government officials to leave the Kremlin in case of a nuclear war.
Pride and policing.
I think it was Anthony Bourdain who showed video of a teenager tossing some trash on the floor. An older woman nearby smacked they kid and her husband shoved him and made him pick it up.
~Compare to NY Subway, Chicago, Atlanta, etc.....no gang tags, no graffiti.....wait what is Moscow doing were not doing?
One word... gulag. ~
It seems like in your opinion there are only two alternatives: an out of control ghetto and a rule with an iron fist.
It is not surprising that people who thinks this way are opting for tyranny as far as ghetto is about to consume them.
And I can’t say they aren’t deserving an outcome considering their sick mentality.
Often overlooked is the St. Petersburg Metro - just as beautiful, I think:
In general, people there take great pride in everything they do. In the time that I spent in Moscow last year, I didn’t see any evidence of trash littering the streets or certainly not the subway stations. It’s actually illegal to be homeless there, and if they find homeless people, they are put to work. At least this is the way that my girlfriend describes it.
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