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A tour of Moscow Metro's amazing stations

January 23, 2014 13:01 IST

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One of the world’s oldest and most beautiful metro rail networks, Moscow Metro is the main mode of public transport in the city. The Metro connects the central part of Moscow with industrial and residential areas. 

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Image: Mayakovskaya Metro Station
Photographs: Andrey Kryuchenko/Wikimedia Commons

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Walls decorated with art and paintings, high ceilings and grand chandeliers make Moscow’s metro stations among world’s most beautiful stations.

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Image: Kievskaya-Koltsevaya Moscow Metro station.
Photographs: Antares 610/Wikimedia Commons

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Metro stations and ticket halls are architectural marvels as they represent historical and cultural monuments.

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Image: A woman walks on the platform as a train arrives at Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Then 11-kilometre line with 13 stations was opened in May 1935.

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Image: A woman sits on a bench at Prospekt Mira metro station in Moscow.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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The Moscow Metro route length stretches to 317.5 km.

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Image: People walk through Prospekt Mira metro station in Moscow
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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The Moscow Metro is the world’s second busiest station after Seoul Metropolitan Subway.

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Image: People walk under the mosaic of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin at Komsomolskaya metro station in Moscow.
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Moscow Metro was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union.

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Image: Women joke with each other on the platform in Turgenevskaya metro station in Moscow.
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The ridership on the Metro is highest on weekdays.

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Image: People wait for the train in Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow
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The Metro carries over 9 million passengers every day.

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Image: Ceiling panels are seen in Mayakovskaya metro station, which was built in 1938, in Moscow
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Most of the stations and lines are underground. There are some lines at elevated sections.

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Image: A ceiling panel is seen in Belorusskaya metro station, which was built in 1952, in Moscow
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The Metro network’s deepest section is at 74 metres (243 ft) at the Park Pobedy station.

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Image: Moscow Metro, Park Pobedy station
Photographs: A.Savin/Wikimedia Commons

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The average Moscow metro train speed is 41,62 km/hr.

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Photographs: Mikhail (Vokabre) Shcherbakov/Wikimedia Commons

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The Moscow Metro is a government-owned enterprise.

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Image: A couple in front of a stained glass panel in Novoslobodskaya metro station, which was built in 1952, in Moscow.
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The Moscow Metro is open from about 5:30 a.m till 1:00 a.m.

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Image: Men use their mobile phones as they stand in front of a mosaic depicting former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin at Biblioteka Imeni Lenina metro station in Moscow.
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The minimum interval between trains is 90 seconds during the peak hours in the morning and evening.

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Image: People walk near the entrance to Arbatskaya metro station, which was built in 1953, is seen in Moscow.
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Planning an ambitious expansion, Moscow metro will extend its network by 150 kilometers by 2020.

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Image: Women walk past a statue in Belorusskaya metro station in Moscow.
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One ride on the Metro costs 30 rubles.

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Image: People wait for the train at Prospekt Mira metro station in Moscow.
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Discounts are available on multiple-trip tickets and children under seven years can travel free with their parents.

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Photographs: Mikhail Shcherbakov/Wikimedia Commons

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Every day about 10 thousand trains travel across 12 lines of the system.

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Photographs: Eternal Triangle/Wikimedia Commons

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Moscow Metro is the world’s second largest subway system.


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