HISTORY OF THE MINSK METRO
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Minsk Metro Museum
The Minsk Metro (Belarusian: Мінскі метрапалітэн, Russian: Минский метрополитен) is a rapid transit system that serves Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Opened in 1984, it presently consists of 3 lines and 33 stations, totaling 40.8 kilometres (25.4 mi). In 2013, the system carried 328.3 million passengers, which averages to a daily ridership of approximately 899,450.
During the 1950s–1970s the population of the city grew to over a million and designs for a rapid transit system were initially proposed during the late 1960s. Construction began on 3 May 1977, and the system was opened to the public on 30 June 1984, becoming the ninth metro system in the Soviet Union. The original eight station section has since expanded into a three-line 33 station network with 40.8 kilometres (25.4 mi) of route.
Despite the dissolution of the Soviet Union the construction of the Minsk metro continued uninterrupted throughout the 1990s (as opposed to other ex-Soviet Metros like those of Yerevan and Samara, which were halted due to a complete lack of funding). Some experts attribute it to the slow reform of the Soviet planned economy in Belarus, which turned out to be beneficial for metro expansion. For example, the final phase of the Aŭtazavodskaja Line, originally planned for 2006, was opened in late 2005, and similarly the northern extension of the Maskoŭskaja Line, originally scheduled for 2008, opened on 7 November 2007. There were also 3 new stations opened on the southern end of the Maskoŭskaja line in November 2012.
The city is located on an almost level surface and on very dry soils. As a result, although all of the Minsk Metro stations are under the surface, there are no deep-level stations that are found in most of the ex-Soviet cities. Out of the current 33 stations 19 are pillar-spans and 10 are of vaulted type.
The resolution on the construction of a subway in the capital of the BSSR, the city of Minsk, was adopted by the Council of Ministers of the USSR on February 4, 1977. On May 3, 1977, the construction of the metro began, and on November 4, 1977, tunneling work began from the construction site of the future Park Chelyuskintsev station.
On June 29, 1984, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War, regular train traffic of the Minsk metro began. The first line was launched from the "Institute of Culture" station to the "Moskovskaya" station, with a length of 7.84 kilometers with eight stations and the "Moskovskoye" depot.
The exposition areas are located at the level of the checkout halls of the station, the entrance is located behind the control line.
Tours are available only for organized groups (5 to 20 people) by appointment.
Registration for excursions is carried out by phone (017) 219-60-67 and (017) 219-51-09.
Filming Date: 2020 March 7-9
Blue line (M1) - Uruchcha (Malinovka)
Red linie (M2) - Kamennaya Gorka (Kamennaya Gorka) -Magilёnskaya (Mogilevskaya)
Green line (M3) under construction
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New Stadler M111 from: 18:34