At present, the Moscow Metro has 10 radial lines, and one circular line connecting all the other lines.
Close to 10 million people are transported on weekdays and there are now over 170 stations.
For visitors to Moscow who don't speak or read Russian, the Metro can be very intimidating at first,
but like many things, once you get past the initial intimidation, it proves to be quite simple.
There are no lifts anywhere in the system, and many stations still do not have wheelchair/stroller
ramps on the stairways.
KACCA and ATVM ( automatic ticket vending machine )
At the KACCA, you can purchase a Metro ticket without speaking a single word of Russian.
Simply hold up the number of fingers you need, representing the number of rides you want. There is always
a price list posted in the window by the cashier. Simply step up to the cashier and hold up ten (or five or one) fingers,
and put your money down. The cashier will give you a card, which serves as your ticket.
A paper electromagnetic ticket
If you miss your stop, don't worry. Almost every station platform has access to trains going both directions on the line,
so you can simply get off at the next stop and catch the following train going in the opposite direction, to take you to
the correct stop - all without using another ride on your ticket.
You have to go through the automatic ticket-gate with a green light. The light will turn to red immediately you have passed.
A photography, without a flash, can be done without a permit. However, no video-recording is allowed.
The Entrance of Komsomolskaya station
(L) Komsomolskaya station (R) Platform of Kiyevskaya station of the Line 5
Mosaique gallery at Komsomolskaya station
(L) Alexander Nevsky (M) Dmitry Donskoy after the battle of Kulikovo (R) Suvorov's Swiss expedition
(L) The battle of Borodino (R) Vladimir Lenin on the Red Square
(L) Soldiers of the Red Army with the Red Banner (R) Triumph of the Victory
Picture source: Wikipedia
The station is noted for its being located under the Moscow transport hub, Komsomolskaya Square,
which serves Leningradsky, Yaroslavsky and Kazansky railway terminals. Because of that the station is
one of the busiest in the whole system and is the most loaded one on the line. It opened in1952 as
a part of the second stage of the line.
(L) The entrance to Metro station (R) $B'#'m'g'`'U(B $B'S(B $B'$'`'b'`'U(B Exit to City
(L) Automatic ticket examiner: Exit (R) Automatic ticket examiner: Entrance
Both pictures are seen from the place in the station side.
A station plate and platform of the new Delovoy Tsentr
A station plate and platform of the new Delovoy Tsentr
Delovoy Tsentr- Moscow International Business Center- is a station opened in January 2014. The station is only connected
by train service to Park Pobedy station. There is no connection with the rest of Kaliniskaya Line, which is still being planned.
Delovoy Tsentr is a transfer station. Transfer to Vystavochnaya is available.
The Sofia tunnel boring system has completed the first tunnel between the Delovoi Tsentr and Park Pobedy stations.
Construction of the tunnel started in January 2013, and it took the system 10 months to travel 1,888 metres.
The tunnel was built at depth of 88 m and some of its sections are located inside solid rock.
The new tunnel will become one of the deepest in the Moscow Metro.
(L) The rail has not laid on the one side at Delovoy Tsentr.
(R) A metro train running between Delovoy Tsentr and Park Pobedy station
(L) Park Pobedy station of the Line 3
(M) A route map of Moscow Metro: Yellow line indicates a newly-constructed line in 2014.
(R) Moscow city government mark: A train runs between Park Pobedy and Delovoy Tsentr stations has this seal on the vehicle.
Platform of Park Pobedy station and metro train
(L) Park Pobedy station and metro train that runs to Delovoy Tsentr station.
(R) The escalator of Park Pobedy station at depth of 84 meters
News: Metro train derailed resulting 21 deaths and various injuries to more than 150 passengers in July 2014.
(L) The entrance to Mezhdunarodnaya Metro station of the Line 4
(R) The map shows the three-station complex is located under the Moscow International Business Center.
(L) A curved plateform of Mezhdunarodnaya station of the Line 4 (R) A passage of the Mezhdunarodnaya station
A connecting walkway of Mezhdunarodnaya station and an escalator to the ground
(L) The picture shows the escalator to the platform of Delovoy Tsentr station, one of the deepest stations in Russia.
A suspended ceiling is different shapes and colours from other stations.
(R) A surveillance box of Delovoy Tsentr station
(L) A graphical route guidance display in a train runs on the Line 5 (R) A station cleaner
The Koltsevaya Line (Line 5), is a railway line of the Moscow Metro.
The line was built in 1950-1954 as a circle route orbiting central Moscow, and became crucial to the transfer patterns
(L) Arbatskaya Station of the Line 3
(R) A male passenger was wearing shirt of the Rising Sun Flag, that is the military flag of Japan.
(L) Arbatskaya Station of the Line 3 (R) A graphical route guidance display in a new Metro train
Transfer station of Moscow is packed with metro passengers.
Okhotny Ryad station of Line 1 is connected with Teatralnaya and further to Ploshchad Revolyutsii of Line 3.
(L) Arbatskaya station of the Line 4 (R) Many interesting posters on the way of a subway escalator
It is a transfer station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line (between Slavyansky Bulvar and Kiyevskaya stations)
and Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line (where it is connected to Delovoy Tsentr). Park Pobedy is
the deepest station in Moscow and is located 84 meters below the ground. It is the third deepest in the world
by mean of depth, after Ukraina's Kiev Metro's Arsenalna and Admiralteyskaya metro station of Saint Petersburg,
which maximum depth is 97 meters.
(L) A guidance plate that which shows the station, we need changing a train.
(R) Hammer and sickle on the ceiling of Moscow Metro station
On the opposite wall the platform, the plate shows which station we change for the destination.
From a metro vehicle, we cannot see the station-name, whether it is the right station, we should have to take off.
We cannot often see the station-name when another train stands on the opposite side of the platform.
There you need to count how many stations it has passed. In a new metro train, we can read a graphical
route guidance display at the upper corner of each door helps us to find the designated station.
The escalator of Chekhovskaya station
Belorusskaya metro station
Mosaique gallery of the Belorusskaya metro station
Belorusskaya is named after the nearby Belorussky Rail Terminal. It opened in 1952, serving briefly as the terminus
of the line before the circle was completed in 1954. The station has low, white marble pylons, an elaborately
patterned plaster ceiling, light fixtures supported by ornate scroll-shaped brackets, and variety of decorations based
on Belarusian themes.
Shipilovskay station of the Line 10
Shipilovskaya opened in December 2011. The station is named after Shipilovskaya street, near the station,
which is named after Shipilovo, a small village located here before the area became part of Moscow in 1966.
Novokosino station of the Line 8
Novokosino station of the Line 8
Novokosino is a station on the Kalininskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. The station is situated
at the eastern terminus of Kalininskaya Line. It is the easternmost station of the entire Moscow Metro.
President Putin attended the opening ceremony of the station in August 2012.
Borisovo station of the Line 10
Borisovo, Shipilovskaya and Zyablikovo stations are decorated in the same style, differing in details only.
(L) Strogino station of the Line 3 (R) Pyatnitskoye shosse station, the northwestern terminal station of Line 3 of Moscow Metro.
The overall design is a shallow depth single vault. Running along its snow-white color, is a set of wedges,
which contain 16 triangle-shaped caissons, each housing the lighting element, in shape of a giant droplet.
The platform itself is covered in bright grey granite and contains a series of arrow-shaped benches made
of wood with stainless steel markings.
A new metro train has a graphical route guidance display above the door.
Passengers in metro new-line train
(L) Chkalovskaya metro station of the Line 10 (R) Rimskaya station of the Line 10
Chkalovskaya station is located at a depth of 51 metres. The ceiling is covered in semi-circular lighting.
The walls are made with combined marble tones.
Rimskaya station is a unique and an unusual project, where a column-trivault design is applied.
(L) Krasnogvardeyskaya station of the Line 2 (R) Zyablikovo station of the Line 10
It is a vault-type station with a coffered ceiling and walls faced with red marble, similar to the architecture
of many of the stations on the Washington Metro in Washington, DC.
Zyablikovo station is located on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line serving as its southern terminus.
Lermontovskiy Prospekt station of the Line 7
Lermontovskiy Prospekt station of the Line 7
Zhulebino was opened in November 2013.
Its location is outside the Moscow Ring Road beltway.
In 1984, it was transferred to Moscow, and subsequently rapid urban development started.
Novogireevo station of the Line 8
Kiyevskaya station of the Line 5
Kiyevskaya is a station on the Filovskaya Line. It initially opened in 1937. Kiyevskaya features tall, octagonal pillars
topped with elaborate capitals. The pillars were originally faced with Armenian onyx, but this was replaced
with yellowish Gazgan marble after ten years.
The nearest station to the Moscow Kremlin is Ploshchad Revolyutsii, which is named after Revolution Square,
under which it is located. It is located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line ( Line 3 ).
(L) There is no elevator to carry a wheel chair. We have to move down or up carefully, along with a guide rail, the handicapped person.
(R) An underpass of street crossing: It often connected with a metro station.
Moscow Metro Line 3 and 4 Kuntsevskaya station: Line 3 goes to the right ( double track ) and the Line 4 goes to the left ( single track )
The track of Line 4 increased its track to a double track before the point of the next station.
Kuntsevskaya station that serves Moscow Metro's Line 3 and 4.
(L) The entrance to Kuntsevskaya metro station (R) A metro train running on Line 3
Kuntsevskaya is on Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Line 3 is serving as a cross-platform interchange between them,
and as a terminus of the Line 4.
Studencheskaya station of the Line 4
Studencheskaya is a surface level station on the Filyovskaya Line. It is located east of the Kiyevsky Rail Terminal,
sandwiched between the railroad tracks and Kievskaya street.
Vorobyovy Gory metro station of the Line 1
Vorobyovy Gory metro station is built over the Moskva River.
It is built into the lower level of a bridge. The platform is 270-meter long, the longest in the metro system
as the station needed to be accessible from both sides of the river.
Moscow Metro train of the Line 4 is crossing the bridge over Moskva River, between Kiyevskaya and Smolenskaya stations.
This is the only place a metro passenger can see the central area of Moscow city.
Video viewing Moskva River by a metro train window
Major Railway Stations in Moscow
Belorusskaya railway station, the terminal of aeroexpress train
Mezhdunarodnaya station is a transfer point to a high-speed rail system that would link the City with
the Sheremetyevo International Airport and the Leningradsky Rail Terminal, opening up possibilities
of a rail link to St. Petersburg.
Leningradsky railway station
Leningradsky station is the oldest of Moscow's nine principal railway stations.
It is situated on Komsomolskaya Square. The station serves north-western directions, notably Saint Petersburg.
International services from the station include Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland.
Kievski Rail Terminal, Moscow: one of the Moscow's nine rail terminals
Belorussky station services Kalliningrad, Lithuania, Belarus, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
A tram car at Belorusskaya railway station in Moscow
Travel by Train
All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.
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$B!!(BTrain in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo
$B!!(BAmtrak Acela Express: Boston-Newyork
$B!!(BWashington DC Metro/Union Station
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$B!!(BMiami Metro Rail
$B!!(BStockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
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$B!!(BTaiwan High-Speed Rail
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$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Spain 2010
$B!!(BRailway Travel in France 2011
$B!!(BRailway Travel in Germany 2011
$B!!(BHigh-speed train in Germany, Austria and Switzerland 2013
$B!!(BVIA train, Vancouver to Jasper
$B!!(BAmtrak: Seattle to Glacier National Park
$B!!(BSan Francisco: cable-car, tram and Bart
$B!!(BSaint Petersburg Metro
$B!!(BSapsan, high-speed train of Russia
$B!!(BAllegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia
$B!!(BRailways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
$B!!(BGold Coast Light-Rail
$B!!(BNZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
$B!!(BBrief Journey by Australian Rail
$B!!(BNarita Airport-City Rail Service
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
$B!!(BJapanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'
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The photographs were taken in July, and article was written in August 2014,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.