Residents of Moscow find the Moscow Metro the most beautiful in the world.This is a summary received after asking over 300 people what exactly they like and don’t like about the Moscow Metro.
As for those doors, it is difficult to imagine how many people have broken their arms and hurt their heads against them. Besides, before surmounting this obstacle, try to guess which of the doors are open.
Since people don’t want to waste their time standing in the line to purchase a ticket, profiteers never lose an oportunity to make some money on selling you a ticket for one or two rides. On the left, you see a metal detector which has never been turned on.
The few ticket machines that are operational spit tickets out on the dirty floor. Furthermore, they don’t accept 500-ruble and 1,000-ruble denominations.
In the Moscow Metro, they don’t write information in English which makes it impossible for foreigners to get farther than to one of the ticket offices. Naturally, a cashier won’t be able to explain anything to the tourist either.
Many countries introduced credit card payments long ago. Mobile phone payments are widely used too. Why don’t they consider these innovations in Moscow?
Entries get lost really fast. The lady you see in the photograph lets other people come in by her multi entry ticket. She did a favor to over 28 people.
This factory produces ticket micro chips, Zelenograd.
It is a very difficult and dangerous production.
For some reson, they decided that it is better to throw used tickets away than to reprogram them.
If you accidentally drop your purse while walking through the turnstile, you’ll get smashed in your face pretty hard!
You won’t be able to buy a new ticket after passing the turnstile and will be doomed to go out and stay in a line.
This whistle irritates a lot of people using the Metro.
People with dogs or bicycles are prohibited from entering the Metro.
Escalators that are out of order are one of the most pressing problems, according to passengers of the Moscow Metro. Another misunderstanding occurs when people are asked to keep left to let other people go up or down the escalator. It contradicts to the “keep right” rule Russian people have been taught since childhood. At some stations, you may go the wrong way and to go back, you will have to buy a ticket over again.
Fortunately, they hit upon installing maps inside the Metro.
To see what’s shown on that map, you will have to press yourself against people sitting by it. Mind that not everybody likes that!
New metro trains are equipped with indicator boards! People who like wearing earphones must be happy because they won’t have to take them off each time the train approaches another station. However, sometimes such trains take the wrong line which makes the indicator boards useless.
In the photo: a disabled person.
Profiteers, beggars and homeless people will add some spice to your trip.
Don’t lean against walls unless you want your coat get white.
Why do they show us time since the last train left the station? Wouldn’t it be better to show the time left until the next train arrives?
They like putting useless ugly constructions at metro stations.
This brilliant device is supposed to hold puddles.
Yes, people do need all those stalls and money exchange boxes at metro stations.
Why are they fencing everything?
Do they want people to stumble and break their noses?
By the way, passengers of the Moscow Metro don’t like people jumping over the fences.
To find out what train you need, the one on the right or the one on the left, you have to go to the middle of the station. In fact, metro designers thought that otherwise people, trying to read what’s written there, would stop thus creating ‘jams’.
Some of the uggly constructions compensate for lack of benches.
Instead of designing new trains or something, they create new ways of pushing their wares.
“The Moscow Metro needs workers…”
Why do they think that they can stick their junk everywhere?
Designers of the Moscow Metro have never considered handicapped people…
It seems that metro drivers enjoy squeezing passengers with train doors.
Among other drawbacks are:
– It’s always stuffy
– Too crowded
– It closes too early
– Poor service
– Absence of restrooms and garbage cans
– Impolite people
– Escalators stop suddenly causing people fall
– Absence of armrests
As for the Metro’s advantages, people mention the following:
– Nice vintage doors
– You always know how much time it will take you to get to a place
– It’s warm
– It can be used as a bomb shelter
– It’s clean
– It takes you back to the Soviet Union
– Nice architecture
– It’s full of pretty girls (especially in summertime)
– It’s cheaper than in New York