Moscow Metro celebrated 78 years

May 15, the Moscow Metro is celebrating its birthday!

78 years ago, on this day, began regular movement of trains on the first line of the Moscow metro, which connected the two favorite destinations Muscovites — Sokolniki Park and culture.

The whole trip took just over twenty minutes, while the tram — the main form of transport in those years — commuting on this route for about two hours.

 

Today, the Moscow Metro — is still the most popular form of public transport of the capital.

During the year the Moscow Metro carries about 2.5 billion people — about one third of the population of the Earth!

Today, the Moscow Metro — is still the most popular form of public transport of the capital.

During the year the Moscow Metro carries about 2.5 billion people — about one third of the population of the Earth!

Every day for 12 subway lines with a total length of 312.9 km 188 stations skipped over 10,000 trains. On average, the services of the Moscow metro every day use more than 8 million passengers. And it is — the highest rate in the world!

In 2012, the Moscow metro were commissioned 8.5 kilometers of lines with three new stations: "Novokosino", "Alma-Ata" and "Pyatnickoe highway."

Start of these stations has greatly improved transportation services from adjoining areas, helped unload the neighboring lines and stations. In addition, in 2012 opened a second passenger station lobby "Marina Grove" and the south hall station "Annino", commissioned the second phase electrodepot "Printers".

The Moscow metro is not only ensures fast, comfortable and safe transportation of passengers, but also tries to create a special atmosphere and make the trip passengers a pleasant and joyful.

All day May 15, 2013 Hands-on escalators and in the lobbies will sound greetings and songs. Workers in services and departments of the Moscow metro invented a special gift — they prepared a celebratory video of congratulations to colleagues and subway passengers.

See what happened, you can on the official website of the Moscow Metro.

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