Today it is impossible to imagine any big city in the world without its own rapid urban transport system. The Moscow metropolitan underground railway (known as the metro) is today the most efficient form of city transport and leading example of such system in the World. The ideas conceived in the minds of Russia’s best engineers as the last century was drawing to a close bore their fruit in the 1930s. Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre (6.8 mi) line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. As of 2013, the Moscow Metro has 190 stations and its route length is 317.5 km (197.3 mi). The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 74 metres (243 ft) at the Park Pobedy station. The Moscow Metro is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system after Seoul Metropolitan Subway.
Millions of residents and visitors alike pass through the metro’s beautiful stations each day. The system’s reliability and speed have gained it well-deserved respect. On the picture a train arrives on the platform of Belorusskaya station on Koltsevaya (Circle) Line.
Photo #160 taken on September 01 2013 during tour of Moscow Metro with my Dear clients from USA, Maryanne and Joe Giurintano.