The capital city of the former Soviet republic Belarus has 1.6 million inhabitants and is right in the heart of the country, more or less half way between Berlin and Moscow.
This typical triangle system was opened in 1984 and has two lines so far. There are plans for a basic network of 60 km (4 lines) of which 24,5 km are operating at the moment. Line 3 will be a north-south line meeting the other two lines at Yubileinaya (now Frunzenskaya) and Pl. Niezalezhnas'ci.
Line 1: Instytut Kultury - Moskovskaya 1984 - Vostok 1987
Line 2: Traktornyiy Zavod - Frunzenskaya 1991 - Pushkinskaya 1995 - Avtozavodskaya 1997 - Mogilevskaya 2001
The Minsk Metro has standard Russian gauge (1524 mm), platforms are 100 m long and 10 m wide, trains run every 3-4 min during rush hours and every 5-10 the rest of the day.
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design & programming by BDW (Minsk, BY)
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