At 7 a.m. on May 15, 1935 the first flow of passengers streamed down the escalators to get on the trains of the Moscow underground. Today the Moscow Metro is the main means of traffic in the city. Every day about 9 million people take metro to get to work. The total length of 6 direct, 4 radial and 1 circle lines is 260 km. 164 stations connect the remote residential areas with the centre of Moscow. Furthermore, 9 railway stations are conveniently located within the metro network.
Moscow underground is a unique transport network, as well as an impressive underground architectural construction.
Among the most remarkable stations are the following:
- Krasniye Vorota (Red Gate), constructed in 1935 by architects I.Fomin and N.Ladovsky.
- Kropotkinskaya, constructed in 1935 by architects A. Dushkin and J.Lishtenberg.
- Mayakovskaya, constructed in 1938 by architect A.Dushkin and artist A. Deineka.
06:00 – 01:00.