May 2014 – Extension in the south-west. 2 km, 1 station.
2017 – Line 3. New line, 4 stations.
Examples of interesting station design:
Like other metro systems in the former Soviet Union, the stations have been built using exquisite materials and a few are decorated with socialist-style reliefs.
Minsk Photo [Alexei Bobko, urbanrail.fotopic.net]: Traktorny Zavod station.
Several of the stations in Minsk seem to have a certain 'light-weight' feel that makes one forget that they are underground.
Photo [Alexei Bobko, urbanrail.fotopic.net]: Molodezhnaya station. Minsk Metro Museum. The exhibition features a driver's cabin, photos, commemorative objects, films, and books. The exhibits were collected bit by bit by metro workers. A second room is planned for the future. Since 2015. Location: In a gallery next to the ticket hall at Mogilevskaya metro station. At Mogilevskaya metro station. Reference: ctv.by, belarus.by.
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.
"Astsiarozhna, dzvery zachinyayutsa – nastupnaja stantsiya". The text is identical to those in Moscow, Kiev, Kharkov etc. but is in Belorussian ( voices.metro.ru).
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