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If you have ever wanted to work on the Moscow Metro, going out applying is easy – there are posters scattered all over the network.
In cities of the former Soviet Union such as Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Kiev, you will find an metro networks filled with ornately decorated underground stations, none of which look the same. But if you look a little deeper at the strcture of each, you will find that each of these stations actually have a common set of building blocks that they all follow.
If you ever visit the capital of Romania, then getting around on the Bucharest Metro can be a pain thanks to poor signage and misleading maps.
As I travelled across Europe, I spent plenty of time exploring the metro networks of each city I visited. I’m not sure how I did it, but I managed to avoid the overcrowded peak hours, at least until I visited Bucharest – capital of Romania.
On my visit to Kiev, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to get around the city via the metro network – the key being the well designed directional signage.
One of the places I spent some time in on my journey across Russia was Nizhny Novgorod – the fifth largest city in the country, located a few hours west of Moscow at the confluence of the Volga and Oka Rivers. So what is there to see from an urban rail perspective?
Continuing on my theme of the world’s deepest metro stations, this time I visit the second place holder at 86 metres below ground – Admiralteyskaya in Saint Petersburg.
My visit to Vienna was stop number two on my trip across Europe, and only lasted a day and a bit, so I didn’t get much time to look around the city. None the less, here are a few suggested places for a railfan to visit.
On my trip to Europe I paid a visit to the world’s deepest railway station – Arsenalna (Ukrainian: Арсенальна) on the Kiev Metro in Ukraine. At 105.5 metres below ground, the trip back to the surface takes some time! The odyssey starts at platform level, when you step off the train.