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Kazan

Russia (Europe)


Date of opening27 Aug 2005
Network length15.8 km (9.82 mi)
Stations10
Lines1
Stations per line10.00
Avg. station distance1,756 m (1.09 mi)
Avg. line length15.80 km (9.82 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 30 Jun 2013
According to Mr. Yuri Popov
System typemetro (known as Metro)
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)74,000 (2012)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)4,680 (2,910)
Fare collection
24-hour operationNo
TrackRight
Power supply
Air-conditioned trainsNo
Walk-through trainsNo
Rubber-tyred trainsNo
Driverless linesNo
Platform screen doorsNo
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Latest Openings

May 2013 – Extension. 3 stations.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 2 stars (silver)  Kazan

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.




Relationships with Other Metros

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.





Departure Procedure and Sounds

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.






Handpicked Resources

k-metro.ruz.netK-Metro.



Generated Links for Kazan Metro

Photos (images.google.com)
Maps (images.google.com)
Wikipedia entry (wikipedia.org)
Urbanrail.net entry (urbanrail.net)
Skyscrapercity discussion (skyscrapercity.com)
City information about Kazan (wikipedia.org)






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