The Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro is a state owned enterprise. Its total length is 308.7 km (191.8 mi) and consists of 12 lines and 186 stations. The average daily passenger traffic is 7 million (2009). The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section 84 metres (276 ft). The Moscow Metro is the world’s  third most heavily used rapid transit system after  Tokyo subway and Seoul Metropolitan subway.

The first plans for a metro system in Moscow date back to the Russian Empire but were postponed by World War 1, the October Revolution and the Russian Civil War. The first line was opened to the public on May 15 1935.

If you want to see some of the most beautiful stations follow the brown circle.