5 Surprising Facts About the Moscow Metro

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Due to the notorious traffic on the streets,the Moscow metro, though one of the youngest city transport systems, is one of the most popular among citizens and tourists. The metro carries about nine  million people every day, with the minimum headway being only 90 seconds – these are the best figures in the world.


1 Have you ever noticed that when a train moves toward the city center a male voice announces the stations,but  when it moves toward the suburbs,announcements are made by a female voice? On circular lines the principle is as follows: when the train moves clockwise a male voice is used, and when it moves counter-clockwise it switches to a female’s voice. This  is done in order to help blind people.



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2 For the last 60 years, more than 100 billion passengers were transported on 139 million trains, and 99.93% has proceeded on schedule.

moscow metro3 During World War II  the construction of the subway did not cease: seven new stations were built.

metro_1930s_54 Metro-2  is the  name for a secret underground metro system which parallels the public Moscow Metro.  It is supposedly  operated by Ministry of Defence.

The length of Metro-2 is rumored to exceed that of the public Metro. It is said to have four lines and to connect the Kremlin with the Federal Security Service headquarters, in addition to other locations of national importance.

Troparyovo_MosMetro_station_02-2015_platform5 Astrologers say that the Moscow ring line not by chance has 12 stops — they consider that each one stop is a different zodiac sign.

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