The Moscow Metro is an engineering marvel that transports millions of people every day. It is one of the world’s biggest and busiest metro systems, carrying around 9 million people daily which translates to 2.3 billion passengers annually. Even during rush hour, the trains are 99.9% on time, making it the most punctual metro system across the world.
The Moscow Metro is operated and maintained using a sophisticated system, innovative technique and a perfect match from all departments. Every line is entirely self-sufficient, running on its own system of rails and underground stations, which ensures that disruptions on one line don’t affect the other ones. During World War II, the metro served as bunkers for the inhabitants of Moscow, and the stations were used as military bases. This is one of the reasons why the Moscow Metro is one of the deepest in the world.
Apart from its impressive functionality, Moscow’s metro is also incredibly stunning. 44 out of the 200 stations are world heritage sites, with one built in the 1930s, and resembling a palace rather than a transportation hub. These stations have been well preserved despite the fact that it requires a huge effort to maintain them in good condition.
If you are interested in learning more about the history, functionality, and beauty of the Moscow Metro, I encourage you to watch the documentary, “Giant Hubs.” The documentary provides a deep insight into the Moscow Metro’s operations, aesthetics, and history. It contains informative sections about how the metro provided safety for the populace of Moscow during times of crisis and also shows how it helped in the socio-economic development of the area.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to experience the wonder of the Moscow Metro, the “Giant Hubs” documentary is a perfect way to delve into the world of one of the biggest and busiest transportation hubs in the world.