The Moscow Metro, which dates back to 1935, is considered one of the most famous in the world. This subway is not only one of the most beautiful (its 45 stations are recognized as objects of cultural heritage!), but also one of the busiest on earth: it is used by more than 3.2 billion people a year! The Moscow Metro consists of 203 stations and 13 lines with a length of almost 340 kilometers.
The Moscow Metro is also distinguished by its fastness: the speed of trains reaches 90 kilometers per hour, and intervals between trains in peak hours are reduced to 90 seconds. Moreover, it is in the Russian capital where the world’s longest escalator (130 meters) was opened not long ago, at the "Park Pobedy" metro station. In 2016, the Moscow Metro launched city electric trains along the old circle railway route, and in 2004 the first Moscow Monorail appeared, passing on the overhead road. The monorail runs from “Timiryazevskaya” metro station, passes by the Teletsentr along the Ulitsa Akademika Korolyova and reaches the VDNKh.
The most beautiful stations of the Moscow Metro include: "Komsomolskaya", decorated with stucco and rare majolica panels depicting subway builders; "Kiyevskaya", with 18 mosaic panels and luxuriant chandeliers; "Mayakovskaya" in the art deco style with granite columns and mosaic panels by Alexander Deyneka; "Ploshchad Revolyutsii" with 80 bronze sculptures, and "Novoslobodskaya" with 32 amazing stained-glass windows, framed by a strip of embossed gilded brass. Since 1966, "Sportivnaya" station is home to the Moscow Metro Museum. The Moscow subway is open daily from 5:30 am to 1:00 am.