Novosibirsk is the only city in Siberia where there is a metro. The decision of its construction was made back in 1960s, when the city's population exceeded one million. The first section from the "Krasny Prospekt" station to "Studencheskaya" station was opened in January 1986, after six years of construction.
Today, Novosibirsk Metro, which is almost 16 kilometers long, consists of two lines with 13 stations and gives place only to Moscow and St. Petersburg by the number of passengers. The city plans to increase the number of lines to five, and the total length - up to 91km. The first stations of Novosibirsk metro were faced with granite and marble. Stained glass windows with images of Siberian cities were installed at the "Rechnoy Vokzal" station. The walls of the "Sibirskaya" station are decorated with mosaic panels based on the epics of the Siberian peoples. The 2145-meters long Novosibirsk metro bridge over the Ob River is the longest covered metro bridge in the world. It was built for the opening of the first subway line.