Metro Systems In RUSSIA
CITIES COVERED ON THIS PAGE;
MOSCOW, Moscow Oblast
NIZNY NOVGOROD, Nizny Novgorod Oblast
NOVOSIBIRSK, Novosibirsk Oblast
SAINT PETERSBURG, Leningrad Oblast.
SAMARA, Samara Oblast.
SOCHI, Krasnador Oblast.
VOLOVOGRAD, Volgograd Oblast.
(Y)EKATERINBURG, Sverdlovsk Oblast.
Russia presently has nine cities which run metro systems as part of their transportation network.
English is limited on all of Russia's metro systems other than at it's international airport stations.
All of Russia's metro system stations are opulently decorated, but unfortunately the powers that be would prefer it if visitors did not take photographs of them. If you are caught taking pictures you could be fined on the spot.
Russia presently has nine operational metro systems, all of which are listed below, with another three presently under construction. These metro systems are located in the cities of -
Chelyabinsk - Due to be opened in 2019.
Krasnayorsk - Unknown Opening Date.
Omsk - Unknown opening date.
Kazan, Republic of Tartarstan.
The city of Kazan in the Republic of Tartarstan has a 12 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 2005. The system consists of one line which is served by ten stations. Station signs, train voice overs and system maps are displayed in both Russian and Tatar.
Kazan is also served by a fourteen route trolleybus network and an eight route tram system.
Line 1 - 12 km - 10 stations - Aviastroitelnaya - Severny Vokzal - Yashlek - Kozya Sloboda - Kremlyovskaya - Ploshchad Tukaya - Sukonnaya Sloboda - Ametyevo - Gorki - Prospekt Pobedy.
Image courtesy of Rich Smith, wikimedia commons
Kazan is served by the Kazan International Airport. The easiest way into downtown Kazan is to take a taxi from outside the terminal building.
PLEASE NOTE - That the above airport is now NO longer served by the Aeroexpress airport bus service.
Kazan is served by two inter city railway stations.
The Kazan 1–Passazhirskaya Railway Station which is a major local landmark located on the city centre's Railway Square. The station is not served by a metro station but the system's Kremlevskaya metro station is about a ten minute walk away.
The Kazan 2–Passazhirskaya Railway Station, which is located on the city's Vorovskogo ulitsa, which is served by the Severny metro station.
Kazan's inter city Bus Terminal is located along the city's Devyateava ulitsa. The station can be accessed from the Ploschad Tukaya metro station which is located a few minutes walk away.
Nizny Novgorod, Nizny Novgorod Oblast.
The city of Nizny Novgorod has a 15.5 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 1985. The system consists of two lines which are served by fourteen stations.
Line 1 - 10 stations - Park Kultury - Kirovskaya - Komsomolskaya - Dvigatel Revolyutsil - Zarechnaya - Leninskaya - Chkalovskaya - Moskozskaya - Gorkovskaya.
Line 2 - 4 stations - Burevestnik - Burnakovskaya - Kanavinskaya - Moskovskaya.
The above two lines connect at the Moskovskaya / Московская metro station.
Nizny Novgorod is served by the Mezhdunarodny Strigino International Airport. The airport is served by airport shuttle bus # 11 for transfers to the Park Kultury - Парк культу́ры metro station situated on metro Line 1 or regular bus # 20 for transfers to Nizny Novgorod Railway Station which is served by both lines of the metro system from the Moskovskaya - Московская metro station.
Nizny Novgorod's inter city railway station - Станция Нижний Новгород-Московский - is located along the city's Revolyutsil Square. The station is served by the Moskovskaya - Московская metro station on the system's Line 1 and Line 2.
Nizny Novgorod has three inter city bus stations.
Nizhny Novgorod Bus Station, which is located along the city's Studencheskaya ulitsa, which is close to close to Lyadov Square.
The Sennaya Bus Terminal which is located on the city's Bolshaya Pecherskaya ulitsa.
The Kanavinskaya Bus Station which is located on the city's Sovetskaya ulitsa, just a short walk from the Moskovskaya - Московская metro station located on the metro system's Line 1 and Line 2.
Novosibirsk, Novosibirskskaya Oblast.
The city of Novosibirsk has a 16 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 1986. The system consists of two lines which are served by thirteen stations.
Line 1 - The Leninskaya Line - Ленинская - 8 stations - Zayeltsovskaya - Gagarinskaya - Krasny Porspekt - Ploshchad Lenina - Oktyabrskaya - Rechnoy Vokzal - Studenteskaya - Ploshchad Marksa.
Line 2 - The Dzerhinskaya Line - Дзержинская - 5 stations - Ploshchad Garina Mikhailovskogo - Sibirskaya - Marshala Pokryshkina - Beryozovaya Roshcha - Zolotaya Niva.
NOVOSIBIRSK RAILWAY STATION
Novosibirsk is served by the Tolmechevo International Airport. The airport is served by several bus services into downtown Novosibirsk including Bus # 111 to Glavny Railway Station and the Avtovokzal Bus Terminal, Bus # 112 to the MEGA Shopping Mall and minibus shuttle # 1122 to Glavny Railway Station.
Novosibirsk's Glavny Railway Station - Вокзал-Главный - is located along the city's Dmitriya Ulitsa. The station is not served by the city metro but is served by local bus and taxi services.
Novosibirsk's inter city Avtovokzal Bus Terminal is located along the city's Krasny Prospekt. The station is not served by the city metro system but is served by local bus and taxi services.
Saint Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast.
Russia's former imperial capital, Saint Petersburg, is home to the world's second largest tram network which provides forty one lines over two hundred and five kilometers. The city is also served by a 109.8 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 1955. The metro system consists of five lines which are served by sixty four stations and the system's Admiralteyskaya / Адмиралте́йская metro station, located on metro Line 5, is home to Russia's deepest metro station at eighty six meters deep.
Line 1 - The Kirovsko Vyborgskaya Line - 29.6 km - 19 stations - Prospekt Veteranov - Leninski Prospekt - Dachnoye - Avtovo - Kirovski Zavod - Narvskaya - Baltiyskaya - Teknologikski Institut - Pushnkinskaya - Vladimirskaya - Ploshchad Vosstaniya - Chernyshevskaya - Ploshchad Lenina - Politeknichskaya - Grazdanski Prospekt - Devyatkino.
Line 2 - The Movskovsko Petrogradskaya Line - 30.1 km - 18 stations - Kupchino - Zvyozdnaya - Moskovskaya - Park Pobedy - Elektrasila - Moskovskaya Vorota - Frunzenskaya - Teknolojikski Institut - Sennaya Ploshchad - Nevski Prospekt - Gorkovskaya - Chornaya Rechka - Pionirskaya - Udelnaya - Ozerki - Prospekt Prosvescheniya - Parnas.
Line 3 - The Nevsko Vasileostrovskaya Line - 22.5 km - 10 stations - Rybatskoye - Obukhovo - Proletarskaya - Lomonosovskaya - Yelizarovskaya - Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo - Mayakovskaya - Gostini Dvor - Vasileostrovskaya - Promorskaya.
Line 4 - The Pravobereznaya Line - 11.1 km - 8 stations - Ulitsa Dybenko - Prospekt Bolshevikov - Ladozskaya - Novocherkasskaya - Ploshchad Alexanda Nevskogo - Ligovski Prospekt - Dostoyevskaya - Spasskaya.
Line 5 - The Frunzensko Primorskaya Line - 15.1 km - 10 stations - Volkovskaya - Obvodni Kanal - Zvenigorodskaya - Sadovaya - Admiralteyskaya - Sportivnaya - Chkalovskaya - Krestovski Ostrov - Staraya Derevniya - Komendantski Prospekt.
Saint Petersburg is served by the Pulkovo International Airport . The airport is served by a regular shuttle bus which links the airport with the Moskovskaya metro station on Line 2. For more information visit - www.pulkovoairport.ru/eng.
St Petersburg's Movscovski Railway Station - Моско́вский вокза́л - is located on the city's Nevski Prospekt and is served by two metro stations located on lines 1 and 3. From Line 1 disembark at the Ploshchad Vosstaniya - Плóщадь Восстáния - metro station and from Line 3 disembark at the Mayakovskaya - Маяко́вская - metro station. Both metro stations are linked to the main railway station by way of an underground passageway.
St Petersburg's international bus terminal is located along the city's Naberezhnaya Obvodnogo kanala, which is a few kilometers from the city centre. The terminal is best accessed by a short taxi ride, alternatively the Ligovsky Prospekt metro station on line 4 is about a fifteen minute walk away.
You can access the system's website by visiting
Samara, Samara Oblast.
The city of Samara has an 12.7 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 1987. At present the system consists of one line which is served by ten stations, with another three stations presently under construction.
Samara is also served by a twenty three line tram network which runs on 139 kilometers of track.
Line 1 - 11.4 km - 9 stations - Yungorodok - Kirovskaya - Bezmyanka - Pobeda - Sovetskaya - Sportivskaya - Gagarinskaya - Moskovskaya - Rossiyskaya - Albinskaya.
The above metro line links with the city's tram terminal at Yungorodok / Юнгородок metro station.
Samara is served by the Kurumoch International Airport. The airport is served by public bus # 78 from outside the airport's arrivals hall which travels to the city's central bus station. The bus runs daily between 07.00 hours and 21.45 hours and tickets can be purchased from the ticket office inside the arrivals hall.
Alternatively minibus #392 leaves from outside the arrivals hall every ten minutes between 06.15 hours and 21.00 hours which also terminates at the central bus terminal. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office inside the arrivals hall.
Samara Railway Station - Самарский Железнодорожный Вокзал - is located in the city's Komosol Square. The station, which is the tallest railway station in Russia at 101 meters high, is not connected to the metro system but is served by the tram network.
Samara's central bus terminal is located on the city's Ulitsa Avrory. The terminal is not served by the metro system but is served by the tram network.
Sochi, Krasnodar Krai.
The Russian Black Sea resort and former Winter Olympics host city of Sochi had a planned 118.18 kilometer light rail commuter system which should have became operational in time for the Winter Olympic Games of 2014, but instead the city was treated to a quick renovation program of five of it's former heavy rail stations.
The system should eventually comprise of two lines which will be served by twenty four stations, but when this will happen no one is quite sure. At the moment the system comprises of two lines served by five stations which runs about six services a day.
LINE ONE – 45 km - 3 stations at Sochi Mezhdunaroc International Airport / Международный Аэропорт Сочи - Adler Railway Station /Станция Адлер - Estonian Garden / Э́стосадо́к (for the Rosa Khutur Alpine Center / Роза Хутор).
LINE TWO – 25 km - 3 stations at Adler Railway Station / Станция Адлер - Khosta / Хоста (for the Khosta Spa Resort) - Sochi Railway Station / Станция Сочи.
Sochi is served by the Sochi Mezhdunaroc International Airport / Международный Аэропорт Сочи, formerly known as Adler Airport. The airport is served by several bus routes for transfers into downtown Sochi including bus #105 which travels between the airport and Sochi Railway Station in one direction and Sochi Airport and the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in the other direction.
The bus runs every day between 05.20 hours and 23.15 hours.
To access the airport's website please visit - sochi-airport.com.
Sochi is served by the Sochi Railway Station / Станция Сочи located along the city's Gorky Street. The station provides regional, national and international rail services and is also served by the Sochi Metro.
Sochi is served by the Sochi Bus Station which is located next door to the Sochi Railway Station on Gorky Street. The station provides local, regional and international bus services.
Sochi is also served by a large commercial seaport, a cruise liner terminal and an international ferry terminal.
To access the port's website please visit - www.seaport-sochi.ru.
Volgograd, Volgograd Oblast.
The City of Volgograd has a 17.1 kilometer light rail tram system known as the Metrotram. The system consists of one line with twenty two stations, with another one line and four stations presently under construction.
Line 1 - 17.1 km - 22 stations - Traktornyy Zavod - Khlebozavod - Vodootstoy - Bol’nitsa Il’icha - Zavod Barrikady - Tridtsat' Pervaya Shkola - Stadion Monolit - Zavod Krasnyy Oktyabr - Tridtsat Devyataya Gvardeyskaya - Ploshchad’ Vozrozhdeniya - Dvorets Sporta - Mamayev Kurgan - Tsentral’nyy Stadion - Tsentral’nyy Park Kul’tury i Otdykha - Yevropa - Ploshchad’ Lenina - Komsomol’skaya - Pionerskaya - Ploshchad’ Chekistov - Profsoyuznaya - Teatr Yunogo Zritelya - Yel’shanka.
Volgograd is served by the Gumrak International Airport. The airport is served by regular buses which depart from outside the arrivals hall, all of which terminate at the city's central bus station.
Volgograd Railway Station - Cтанция Волгоград - is located on Railway Station Square along the city's Arsenyeva Ulitsa. The station is not served by the metro but is served by several local bus services.
Volgograd's central bus station is located on the city's Michaila Balonina Street. The station is not served by the metro but is served by local bus services.
(Y)Ekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast.
The city of Yekaterinburg, sometimes seen spelled without the Y and also known as Sverdlovsk, has a 12.7 kilometer rapid transit system which began operation in 1991. The system consists of one line which is served by nine stations. The system operates daily between 06.00 hours and 00.00 hours.
Line 1 - 12.7 km - 9 stations - Botanicheskaya - Chkalovskaya - Geologikeskaya - Ploschad 1905 Goda - Dinamo - Uralskaya - Mashinostroiteley - Uralmash - Prospekt Kosmonotov.
(Y)Ekaterinburg is served by the Kolsova International Airport. The airport is served by Bus # 39 which terminates at the Geologikeskaya metro station, Bus # 26 which terminates at the Ploshchad 1905 Goda metro station and Bus # 81 which terminates at the Botanicheskaya metrostation.
The buses operate daily between 06.30 hours and 22.30 hours and depart from outside the airport's terminal building every fifteen minutes. The journey time into downtown (Y)Ekaterinburg is around one hour.
(Y)Ekaterinburg is located where European Russia meets Asian Russia. Because of this the city's train station has become a major hub for the world famous Trans - Siberian Railway. The city's railway station is located along Vokzalnaya Ulitsa about 2.5 kilometers from the city centre. The station is not served by the city metro but is served by several local bus and taxi services.
(Y)Ekaterinburg is served by two inter-city bus terminals.
The Yuzhny Bus Station which is located on the city's Marta ulitsa and the Sevenyi Bus Station which is located along the city's Uralskaya ulitsa, neither of which are served by the metro but are served by an extensive bus service.
You can visit the metro’s website by visiting