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Moscow Metro changes in pictures

October 14, 2014, 19:37 UTC+3
On October 14, 1934 the first trial of Moscow metro train was held
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On October 14, 1934 the first trial of Moscow metro train was held. Photo: People entering the first train before trial ride from Komsomolskaya to Sokolniki metro stations
On October 14, 1934 the first trial of Moscow metro train was held. Photo: People entering the first train before trial ride from Komsomolskaya to Sokolniki metro stations
On October 14, 1934 the first trial of Moscow metro train was held. Photo: People entering the first train before trial ride from Komsomolskaya to Sokolniki metro stations
© Fotokhronika TASS
Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Photo: Passengers take a train going on the first line of the Moscow Metro, 1935
Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Photo: Passengers take a train going on the first line of the Moscow Metro, 1935
Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Photo: Passengers take a train going on the first line of the Moscow Metro, 1935
© Ivan Shagin/Fotokhronika TASS
Soviet workers did the labor and the art work, but the main engineering designs, routes, and construction plans were developed with the help of London Underground construction engineers
Soviet workers did the labor and the art work, but the main engineering designs, routes, and construction plans were developed with the help of London Underground construction engineers
Soviet workers did the labor and the art work, but the main engineering designs, routes, and construction plans were developed with the help of London Underground construction engineers
© Viktor Budan, Viktor Uglik/Fotokhronika TASS
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects
© Fotokhronika TASS
Old metro stations are very imperial style with their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers . Photo: Kiyevskaya Metro station, 1971
Old metro stations are very imperial style with their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers . Photo: Kiyevskaya Metro station, 1971
Old metro stations are very imperial style with their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers . Photo: Kiyevskaya Metro station, 1971
© ITAR-TASS/Viktor Budan and Vasily Yegorov
Each line is identified by a name, a number and a colour. The upcoming station is announced by a male voice on inbound trains to the city center, and by a female voice on outbound trains. Photo: Komsomolskaya metro station, 1984
Each line is identified by a name, a number and a colour. The upcoming station is announced by a male voice on inbound trains to the city center, and by a female voice on outbound trains. Photo: Komsomolskaya metro station, 1984
Each line is identified by a name, a number and a colour. The upcoming station is announced by a male voice on inbound trains to the city center, and by a female voice on outbound trains. Photo: Komsomolskaya metro station, 1984
© TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Trains had improved much since the first trial
Trains had improved much since the first trial
Trains had improved much since the first trial
© Viktor Budan/Fotokhronika TASS
Photo: Testing of a new rolling stock of Moscow Metro, 1992
Photo: Testing of a new rolling stock of Moscow Metro, 1992
Photo: Testing of a new rolling stock of Moscow Metro, 1992
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Panov
As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km. Photo: A driver in the cab of a train at Varshavskoye Depot on Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro
As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km. Photo: A driver in the cab of a train at Varshavskoye Depot on Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro
As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km. Photo: A driver in the cab of a train at Varshavskoye Depot on Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
It is the world's fourth most heavily used (by annual ridership in 2013) rapid transit system outside of Asia. Photo: People queue to get on a train on a Moscow metro station in rush hour
It is the world's fourth most heavily used (by annual ridership in 2013) rapid transit system outside of Asia. Photo: People queue to get on a train on a Moscow metro station in rush hour
It is the world's fourth most heavily used (by annual ridership in 2013) rapid transit system outside of Asia. Photo: People queue to get on a train on a Moscow metro station in rush hour
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
To mark its 77th anniversary in 2012, the Moscow metro launched the Aquarelle train with a new exposition from the State Tretyakov Gallery
To mark its 77th anniversary in 2012, the Moscow metro launched the Aquarelle train with a new exposition from the State Tretyakov Gallery
To mark its 77th anniversary in 2012, the Moscow metro launched the Aquarelle train with a new exposition from the State Tretyakov Gallery
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Photo: Passengers in a car of the Aquarelle Train displaying reproductions of paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery collections, May 11, 2012
Photo: Passengers in a car of the Aquarelle Train displaying reproductions of paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery collections, May 11, 2012
Photo: Passengers in a car of the Aquarelle Train displaying reproductions of paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery collections, May 11, 2012
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
A tradition of constructing signature train was again continued in January 2014 when trains were decorated with Sochi 2014 Olympic Games symbols
A tradition of constructing signature train was again continued in January 2014 when trains were decorated with Sochi 2014 Olympic Games symbols
A tradition of constructing signature train was again continued in January 2014 when trains were decorated with Sochi 2014 Olympic Games symbols
© ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin
Moscow metro plans a major expansion, as it's goal is to expand lines by almost 150 kilometers in 2012-2020. Photo: A new series of metro trains assembled at Metrovagonmash engineering company
Moscow metro plans a major expansion, as it's goal is to expand lines by almost 150 kilometers in 2012-2020. Photo: A new series of metro trains assembled at Metrovagonmash engineering company
Moscow metro plans a major expansion, as it's goal is to expand lines by almost 150 kilometers in 2012-2020. Photo: A new series of metro trains assembled at Metrovagonmash engineering company
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev
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On October 14, 1934 the first trial of Moscow metro train was held. Photo: People entering the first train before trial ride from Komsomolskaya to Sokolniki metro stations
© Fotokhronika TASS
Opened in 1935 with one 11-kilometre line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Photo: Passengers take a train going on the first line of the Moscow Metro, 1935
© Ivan Shagin/Fotokhronika TASS
Soviet workers did the labor and the art work, but the main engineering designs, routes, and construction plans were developed with the help of London Underground construction engineers
© Viktor Budan, Viktor Uglik/Fotokhronika TASS
The Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects
© Fotokhronika TASS
Old metro stations are very imperial style with their reflective marble walls, high ceilings and grandiose chandeliers . Photo: Kiyevskaya Metro station, 1971
© ITAR-TASS/Viktor Budan and Vasily Yegorov
Each line is identified by a name, a number and a colour. The upcoming station is announced by a male voice on inbound trains to the city center, and by a female voice on outbound trains. Photo: Komsomolskaya metro station, 1984
© TASS/Boris Kavashkin
Trains had improved much since the first trial
© Viktor Budan/Fotokhronika TASS
Photo: Testing of a new rolling stock of Moscow Metro, 1992
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Panov
As of 2014, the Moscow Metro has 195 stations and its route length is 325.4 km. Photo: A driver in the cab of a train at Varshavskoye Depot on Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
It is the world's fourth most heavily used (by annual ridership in 2013) rapid transit system outside of Asia. Photo: People queue to get on a train on a Moscow metro station in rush hour
© ITAR-TASS/Artyom Geodakyan
To mark its 77th anniversary in 2012, the Moscow metro launched the Aquarelle train with a new exposition from the State Tretyakov Gallery
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
Photo: Passengers in a car of the Aquarelle Train displaying reproductions of paintings from the State Tretyakov Gallery collections, May 11, 2012
© ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov
A tradition of constructing signature train was again continued in January 2014 when trains were decorated with Sochi 2014 Olympic Games symbols
© ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin
Moscow metro plans a major expansion, as it's goal is to expand lines by almost 150 kilometers in 2012-2020. Photo: A new series of metro trains assembled at Metrovagonmash engineering company
© ITAR-TASS/Sergei Fadeichev

The first trial of a Moscow metro train was held 80 years ago, on October 14, 1934.

Today, the Moscow Metro is one of the main touris attractions of the Russian capital.

Major transformations of the Moscow Metro throughout the years in this photo gallery by TASS.

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