• Tashkent Metro
Tashkent metro is the pride and artistic attractions of the capital of Uzbekistan. For registration of the metro stations were invited the best artists and decorators of the republic and the entire USSR. Today Tashkent metro is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
Construction of the metro began after the devastating earthquake of 1966. From the outset, all the underground facilities were built with the high seismicity of the region. Despite the weak tremors, regular to this day, the work of the subway was never interrupted since the opening of the first section.
The Metropolitan in Tashkent completely shallow. Most of the tunnels built by the closed method shield driving. The first was built and put into operation Chilanzar plot line from the center to a densely populated residential area Chilanzar - opening his account for 1977.
Currently, the length of the three metro lines with 29 stations is 36 kilometers. Along the length of it is comparable to the length of Kaluga-Riga line (orange branch) of the Moscow subway.
Given that Tashkent has 260 square meters. km and a population of more than two and a half million inhabitants, Metro is not enough even loaded the transport system, but strategically very important. On the platform of each station continuously staffed by several policemen, who keep order, are not allowed to stand on the stairs and in the passages, and chase all the tourists with cameras. shoot strictly prohibited in the Tashkent subway. Upon entering the inspection station is carried out.
"Independence Maydoni" - one of the first stations of the Tashkent subway.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union Station was called "Area Lenin." Not so long ago at the station replaced the warm tube-lighting vile, cold and energy saving. The cost of one trip is 1 000 sum. Or at the current rate of 25 rubles.
Station "Abdullah Kodiriy". It opened on 26 October 2001 and named after the poet and writer Abdullah Kadiri. Rolling stock is represented exclusively by cars 81-717 and 81-714. It is known that initially worked on the first line of coaches Hedgehog series and I eat, but a few years later they were transferred to the subways of Baku and Tbilisi.
"Pakhtakor" station. Cert standard boring "centipede" shallow. Pakhtakor can go on with Chilanzar line in the Uzbek, the station "Alisher Navoi".
When the train pulls away, opened the track walls, lined with ceramic ornamental pattern interlacing. In the picture you can find two vigilant police.
Station "Navoi" is at the crossroads of the avenue and Navoi street Abay. Opened December 8, 1984 and is named after, in fact, Alisher Navoi - Central Asian poet and philosopher. the station interior is decorated with traditional national ornament.
The main disadvantage of the Uzbek underground (except lighting and a ban on shooting) - this is a huge interval of trains. After Moscow, certainly not usual when the train must wait fifteen minutes.
The main advantages - no hustle and stuffiness. In the summer you can relax on the subway from the street heat.
Station "Yunus Rajabi" - column type with two underground vestibules. Put into operation October 26, 2001 as part of the first section Yunusabad line. Named in honor of the Uzbek Soviet composer Yunus Rajabi.
"Yunus Rajabi" - the deepest of all the stations in Tashkent - 24 meters. Ceiling height of over 7 meters. Also of great depth in the construction difficulties created high ground water, because of which it was necessary to drill drainage wells 19.
According to the photos, you can estimate the number of passengers at the station. When I stood on the stairs (right in picture), I was immediately approached a policeman and demanded that I went to the platform. Standing on the stairs is prohibited.
"Square of Amir Temur". Until May 1992 the station was known as the October Revolution. Lobby of the station located on Pushkin Street, close to Amir Timur Square. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union on the platform walls were installed panels of hammered copper dedicated to the revolutionary subject, but the panels were removed after the proclamation of independence of Uzbekistan.
These were not all beautiful Tashkent station. We managed to get a lot more, if not for long intervals of trains.
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