Moscow Metropolitan, which opened May 15, 1935 is the main public transport of the capital connecting the central part of the city with the outskirts. At present the Moscow Metro carries 57%of the whole number of passengers. About 7.1 million people travel by Metro every day and this figure increases up to 9 million on week days. It’s the world’s highest figure. The metro consists of 12 lines with a total length of 285.2 km., its 188 stations serve almost 10,000 trains. The rolling stock of 4.5 thousand cars forms over 500 trains. Average Moscow Metro train is 41.57 km/h. At the same time regular train operation with the minimal headway of 90 seconds is provided.
(excerpt from Daily Cruiser, August 5th)
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