Moscow metro: timeline and depth

by Olga on February 20, 2011

In today’s post I’d like to introduce you to a number of facts about Moscow metro. One of the things I find interesting to view is a chronological metro scheme made by Alexey Goncharov. The first metro line in Moscow was put into operation in 1935 and currently Moscow metro system has over 180 stations.

Another interesting scheme executed by A.Goncharov as well is a map of Moscow metro tunnels depth. For a long time I could not get any information related to this topic. Though the depth was countable, e.g. one could count the number of lights along the escalator, I always wanted to know the exact figures. As you can see, the deepest metro station in Moscow Park Pobedy is located at 84 metres beneath the surface.

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Aung Myint September 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

I would like to know how many meters beneath the surface at METRO .
Which depth is convenience for the people ? I know the METRO line depth is depend upon geological condition . I want to know average depth of METRO line .

Best Regards ,


Olga September 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Thanks for the question, Aung. The map of Moscow tunnels depth says that the deepest Moscow metro station is Park Pobedy. It is 84 metres beneath the surface. In Kiev Arsenalnaya station reaches depths of 105 m. But the deepest in the world is St. Petersburg subway. The average depth of it is about 60m and 53 stations are located very deep below ground level.

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