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MIHCK . MINSK
 Belarus

Minsk Metro map © R. Schwandl

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 System

Minsk, the capital city of the former Soviet republic of Belarus, has 1.76 million inhabitants and is right in the centre of the country, more or less half way between Berlin and Moscow.

The Minsk metro network is a typical triangle system opened on 26 June 1984, after 8 years of construction. There are plans for a basic network of 58.3 km and 45 stations (3 lines). Line 3 was added in 2020 as a north-south line crossing the other two lines at Frunzenskaya (formerly Yubileinaya) and Pl. Lenina (for some time called Pl. Nezavisimosti / Pl. Niezalezhnasci - railway station), respectively:

Line 1 - Moskovskaya - 15 stations, 19.2 km
Line 2 - Avtozavodskaya - 14 stations, 18.1 km
Line 3 - Zelenoluzhskaya 4 stations 3.5 km
TOTAL (11/2020): 33 stations, 40.8 km

Due to geological conditions a shallow alignment was chosen for the Minsk metro (average 12-14 m). During construction of the Nemiga station, remains of an ancient city were found. Archeologists worked on the site for two years but eventually everything was covered with sand.

The Minsk Metro has standard Russian gauge (1524 mm), platforms are 100 m long and 10 m wide. Maximum speed of metro trains is 80 km/h on the first line and 70-80 km/h on the second line, except for the span between stations Nemiga and Frunzenskaya where trains run at speed 45 km/h. Since September 2002, 5-car trains have been running on the first line, while a fifth car was added to trains on the second line in June 2009.

The stations are accessible via pedestrian subways, only three stations in the centre have entrances in existing buildings: Oktyabrskaya, Kupalovskaya and Pl. Lenina. All stations except Pervomayskaya have island platforms. Mogilyovskaya, opened 5 Sept. 2001, was the first metro station in the ex-USSR to be equipped with elevators.

 Line 1 Moskovskaya Maskowskaya

26/06/1984: Institut Kul'tury - Moskovskaya
30/12/1986: Moskovskaya - Vostok

07/11/2007: Vostok - Uruchye
07/11/2012: Institut Kul'tury - Petrovshchina (5.1 km)
03/06/2014: Petrovshchina - Malinovka (1.8 km)

Malinovka
Malinovka
Malinawka

 

Petrovshchina
Petrovshchina
Pyatrowshchyna

 

Mikhalovo
Mikhalovo
Mikhalova

 

Grushevka
Grushevka
Hrushawka

 

Institut Kul'tury © Alexei Bobko
Institut Kul'tury
Instytut Kul'tury

 

Pl. Lenina © Alexei Bobko
Ploshchad' Lenina
Ploshcha Lyenina

 

Oktyabrskaya © Alexei Bobko
Oktyabrskaya
Kastrychnitskaya

 

Pl. Pobedy © Alexei Bobko
Ploshchad' Pobedy
Ploshcha Peramohi

 

Pl. Kolasa © Alexei Bobko
Ploshchad' Yakuba Kolasa
Ploshcha Yakuba Kolasa

 

Ak. Nauk © Alexei Bobko
Akademiya Nauk
Akademiya Navuk

Park Cheluskintsev © Alexei Bobko
Park Cheluskintsev
Park Chalyuskintsaw

 

Moskovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Moskovskaya
Maskowskaya

 

Vostok © Alexei Bobko
Vostok
Uskhod
Borisovskiy Trakt
Borisovskiy Trakt
Barysawski Trakt

Uruchye
Uruchye
Uruchcha

Photos © Alexei Bobko

See full Line 1 Moskovskaya Gallery

 

 Line 2 Avtozavodskaya Awtazavodzkaya
31/12/1990: Traktorniy Zavod - Frunzenskaya
28/05/1991: Pervomayskaya station
03/07/1995: Frunzenskaya - Pushkinskaya
07/11/1997: Traktorniy Zavod - Avtozavodskaya
05/09/2001: Avtozavodskaya - Mogilyovskaya (2.6 km)
07/11/2005: Pushkinskaya - Kamennaya Gorka (3.9 km)

Kamennaya Gorka © Alexei Bobko
Kamennaya Gorka
Kamennaya Horka

Kuntsevshchina © Alexei Bobko
Kuntsevshchina
Kuntsawshchina

Sportivnaya © Alexei Bobko
Sportivnaya
Spartywnaya
Pushkinskaya © Alexei Bobko
Pushkinskaya
Pushkinskaya

Molodyozhnaya © Alexei Bobko
Molodyozhnaya
Maladzyozhnaya

Frunzenskaya © Alexei Bobko
Frunzenskaya
Frunzyenskaya

Nemiga © Alexei Bobko
Nemiga
Nyamiha

Kupalovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Kupalovskaya
Kupalawskaya

Pervomayskaya © Alexei Bobko
Pervomayskaya
Pershamayskaya

 

 

Proletarskaya © Alexei Bobko
Proletarskaya
Pralyetarskaya

 

Traktorniy Zavod © Alexei Bobko
Traktorniy Zavod
Traktarny Zavod

 

Partyzanksaya © Alexei Bobko
Partyzanskaya
Partyzanskaya

 

Avtozavodskaya © Alexei Bobko
Avtozavodskaya
Awtazavodskaya

 

Mogilyovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Mogilyovskaya
Mahilyowskaya

Photos © Alexei Bobko

See full Line 2 Avtozavodskaya Gallery

 

 Line 3 Zelenoluzhskaya Zielienaluzhskaya

07/11/2020: Yubileynaya Ploshchad' - Koval'skaya Sloboda (3.5 km)

 

Zelenoluzhskaya
Yubileynaya Ploshchad'
Yubilieynaya Ploshcha

Zelenoluzhskaya
Ploshchad' Frantishka Bogushevicha
Ploshcha Frantsishka Bahushevicha

Zelenoluzhskaya
Vokzalnaya
Vakzalnaya

Zelenoluzhskaya
Koval'skaya Sloboda
Kaval'skaya Slabada

 

 

 

Photos © Alexei Bobko

 

See full Line 3 Zelenoluzhskaya Gallery

Note: For better legibility, for Belorusian transliteration we use the BGN/PCGN romanization system (similar to Russian etc.) and not the standard visible inside the Minsk Metro!

 

 Projects

While Line 3 is planned to be extended north to the residential area of Zeleny Lug, a southern extension to Slutskiy Gostinets is already under construction (2023).

A fourth line might become a semi-circular line from Vesnyanka in the northwest to Serebryanka in the south, via Akademiya Nauk and Traktornyiy Zavod on the existing lines.

 

 Links

Metropoliten.by (Official Metro Website)

Minsktrans (Official Site - Other Urban Transport)

Stolichniy Transport i Svyaz' (Official Site - Transport in the Capital)

Minsk Metro at Wikipedia

Minskoye Metro

Minsk Metro.net

Minskiy Metropoliten

Listen to some Sounds of the Minsk Metro

Map on the back of a magnetic subway ticket enlarged

Minsk Metro Track Map

 Tickets and Tokens

Metro tokenMetro ticketMagentic Metro ticket 2005 discount ticket

 

Thanks also to A. Sinurin and Alexei Bobko!

 

 


 

 


 


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