Riding the famous metro in Moscow

The Moscow Underground is an essential part of life in the capital, and is the main pillar of the whole public transport system in the city.  Moscow metro has 12 lines with a total length of 325,4 km, making it the 6th longest in the world and one of the most beautiful ones. At the beginning of the 20th century, when certain engineers suggested to build an underground transport system, the local government declined it in favor of trams. Indeed trams in those days were very popular and contributed quite substantially to the city’s budget. By the end of the 20s, Moscow was coming to a transport collapse with existing tram networks. So they were forced to build an alternative transportation system. The first line of the Moscow Metro was opened in 1935. It was designed and constructed within 4 years. Later on, more lines and stations were connecting parts of the city and…