The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

It is just one month old and it took them 23 years to build it. It is 8.5 km long and people use it more as an attraction. We are going to explore the Almaty Metro, Kazakhstan.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Almaty Metro opened on December 1st, 2011. Construction works began in the Soviet time in 1988 but after the fall of the USSR, the construction was frozen to be resumed in 2005.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

Photography is prohibited here unless you have an authorization.

The Youngest Metro In The World

People with a bicycle and dogs are allowed to use the metro which is good.

The Youngest Metro In The World

To enter the metro, you may use either your multi entry smart card that expires in 90 days or a token valid during one day. Both of them are protected with micro chips.

The Youngest Metro In The World

Saturday is a token’s day. Each Saturday, people may bring their invalid tokens for free reprogramming.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

Now, it would not be a problem for special needs people or mommies with a stroller to get into the metro.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

So far, people have been coming here for a joyride.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

Local newspapers wrote that some newlyweds visited the metro for a change on their wedding day.

The Youngest Metro In The World

They plan to build several more stations and one of them is going to be called ‘Moscow’.

The Youngest Metro In The World

Trains arrive every 15 minutes.

The Youngest Metro In The World

This station is called ‘Baikonur’. Here, they show a movie about a rocket launch.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

That girl in a uniform warns people not to cross the line and come too close to the edge. The point is that these people may use the Metro for the first time in their life and not know basic safety tips.

The Youngest Metro In The World

South Korean Hyundai Rotem has designed and produced 7 stainless steel trains specially for the Almaty Metro.

The Youngest Metro In The World

All trains are equipped with air conditioners and surveillance cameras.

The Youngest Metro In The World

A sleeperless track.

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

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The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

The Youngest Metro In The World

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