Celebrating 80 years of its Metro Rail, Moscow Metro at a Glance

Moscow is celebrating 80 years of its Metro Rail system. The service, one of the world’s largest metropolitan underground rail lines, is used by millions of people every day. Some 340 kilometres of track serve 200 stations in the Russian capital.  On the anniversary of the 1935 opening, vintage trains ran along stretches of the track and actors rode along, dressed in clothing from the period.

It’s not the speed, size, quantity and length, but “Quality” which matters.  If you want to provide public transportation system to a booming city, you better have quite a Metro Rail System for them.  But the consciousness should dwell at what quality the Metro Rail System should be brought up is pertinent here, since a Metro Railway System is an “Irreversible long term commitment” by the Governments now that lasts for centuries together!  So, lets learn from Moscow Metro..!

Boasting 189 station stops and covering 195 miles of track, Moskcovsky Metropliten, Moscow’s metro system, is more than up to the task. On an average day, the system sees 7 million people get from place to place.  But just as noteworthy as its function is its fashion. The stations are simply beautiful, put together with careful design and planning to make them comfortable and attractive.

Don’t be fooled by the ornate styling, though. Many stations were constructed to double as shelters for air raids or nuclear events. They’re deep below the ground and they’re built to last.  We wanted to take a look for ourselves and see what it’s like to get around Moscow by subway.  To give you an idea of what we’re dealing with, here’s a snapshot of the complete system of Moscow Metro:
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