Moscow metro is famous for it's architecture. Many tations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescous.
Moscow metro (Moscow underground or Moscow subway or Moscow tube) is the second largest metro system in the world after the one in Tokyo. Moscow metro is famous for it's architecture. Many tations are beautifully decorated with statues, wall paintings and frescous.
The first project of Moscow metro was worked out in 1901. The engineer P. Balinsky suggested that the districts of Moscow should be connected with an underground system of trains. The next projects appeared in 1925 and the first line was opened on May 15, 1935. During the next years new stations and new lines were added to the system.
The construction of metro was stopped due to the beginning of the WW2. The metro stations were used as bomb-proof shelters. After the war the construction of a circle line was started. Many stations changed their names during the whole history of the system. In 1955 the metro system was named after Lenin and in diferent years Moscow metro was awarded with high Soviet awards such as the Order of Lenin (1947) and the Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1985).
Today Moscow metro consists of 12 lines. On an ordinary working day the metro takes up to 8 million passengers. Moscow metro works from 05:25 in the morning till 01:00 at night.
Opening hours: Daily from 05:25 in the morning till 01:00 at night.