The Future Lines (Tracks) of the Moscow Metro…

The Moscow Metro has to grow. The volume of riders is almost unbelievable. I still am shocked at the vast array of humanity that works their way through the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. To keep up the metro must grow…

The purple pink lines are the ones to be finished by 2015. The yellow lines are the ones to be finished by 2020. The blue – who knows when it could be done? The grey lines are the existing lines…

The Moscow Metro is the life line of this city because above ground you have a daily traffic snarl that makes the Metro seem pleasant by comparison. I also hear that they are installing new cars on some of the lines. Air conditioned and much more pleasant to ride. Sveta says she does not like them and likes the older cars better. I have not been on one yet so I would not know…

This is a great map of the Moscow Metro and it will expand to a huge size if you so desire to keep it. Just click on the map above and then according to your browser save image…

Latest numbers from official site.

Passengers 2603.2 million passengers
— paid a trip 1958.6 million passengers
Average number of passengers per day 7132.1 thousand passengers
Revenue from fares 15997.4 million rubles
Network length 298.8 km
Number of lines 12
Longest line Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line (43.7 km)
Shortest line Kakhovskaya Line (3.3 km)
Longest section Krylatskoe–Strogino (6.625 km)
Shortest section Delovoy Tsentr–Mezhdunarodnaya (502 m)
Number of stations 180
— transfer stations 61
— transfer points 26
— surface/elevated 15
Deepest station Park Pobedy (84 m)
Most shallow underground station Pechatniki
Station with the longest platform Vorobyevy Gory (282 m)
Number of stations with a single entrance 70
Total number of entrances 273
Number of turnstiles 2545
Number of escalators 643
— including Monorail stations 18
Total length of all escalators 67.4 km
Number of depots 15
Total number of train runs per day 10072
Average speed:
— commercial 41.57 km/h
— technical 48.85 km/h
Total number of cars (average per day) 4545
Cars in service (average per day) 3565
Total run of cars 733.6 million car-kilometers
— with passengers 699.2 million car-kilometers
Average run of cars per day 562.3 car-kilometers
Average passengers per car 48 people
Longest escalator 126 m (Park Pobedy)
Total number of ventilation shafts 406
Number of local ventilation systems in use 5551
Number of medical assistance points 46
Total number of employees 37401 people
— males 19936 people
— females 17465 people
Timetable fulfillment 99.98 %
Minimum average interval 90 sec
Average passenger trip 13.0 km

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!