May 2013 – Extension. 3 stations.
Examples of interesting station design:
||The metro in Kazan was the first one newly built in Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. So far, it has a handful of stations only, but all of them are spectacular. Extensions are on the way.
Photo [Parovoza; skyscrapercity.com]: Kremlyovskaya station from 2005.
||Photo [skyscrapercity.com]: Prospekt Pobedy ('Victory Avenue') station from 2008.|
Former Soviet family
Members: Baku, Dnepropetrovsk, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan,
Characteristics: The same type of trains is used, stations are often lavishly decorated and made of marble or other natural stone. Many of these cities began with a triangular three-line network layout and three transfer stations.
Derivatives: Warsaw Pact family.
Automated voice in Russian: "Ostorozhno, dveri zakryvayutsya, sleduyushchaya stantsiya ..." (Attention, doors closing, next station is ...) and "Stantsiya ..., konechnaya, prosiba osvobodit? vagony i ne zabyvat? veshchi" ("... station -- terminal station, please leave the train and don't forget your belongings"). The announcements are also provided in Tatar language.
Generic Links for Kazan Metro
Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org
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