The historical background to the Moscow Metro is briefly reviewed, route characteristics are discussed, and observations are made on the operational and financial management of the system. Comments are made relating to cars and train scheduling, automated operations, and the interface between the metro and surface feeders and distributors. The major elements of the transportation plans for the city is examined with special reference to system expansion, planning criteria, and implementation, and the similarities of problems at the technical and professional level between large cities of the Soviet Union and the United States is noted. The Moscow system is a series of diagonals that cross the city core. The longest radial line is 30.4 kilometers in length with a total trip time of 41 minutes 50 seconds. Of particular interest is the circle line that ties all of them together. In time of technological progress, the most interesting is the newest radial line which is equipped with automatic controls.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 241-267
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144445
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1981 12:00AM