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RUSSIA – the underground MOSCOW (II)

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  The MOSCOW METRO is a rapid transit system serving MOSCOW, RUSSIA, and the neighbouring MOSCOW Oblast cities of KRASNOGORSK, REUTOV, LYUBERTSY and KOTELNIKI. Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the SOVIET UNION.

  As of 2019, the MOSCOW METRO, excluding the MOSCOW CENTRAL CIRCLE and MOSCOW MONORAIL, has 232 stations and its route length is 397.3 km making it the fifth longest in the world.
    The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 84 metres underground at the PARK POBEDY station, one of the world's deepest underground stations. It is the busiest metro system in EUROPE, and is considered a tourist attraction in itself.
   The average distance between stations is 1,7 km; the shortest 502 metres long) section is between VYSTAVOCHNAYA and MEZHDUNARODNAYA and the longest 6,627 km long is between KRYLATSKOYE and STROGINO. Of the metro's 232 stations, 88 are deep underground, 123 are shallow, 12 are surface-level and 5 are elevated.
   Free wi-fi has been available on all lines of the MOSCOW METRO since 1 December 2014.
The MOSCOW METRO opens at 05:25 and closes at 01:00 (i.s.).  


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