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KAZAN' . QAZAN
 Tatarstan . Russia

Kazan Metro Map © 2005 UrbanRail.Net (R. Schwandl)

 

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 KAZAN'

Kazan (Qazan), the capital of Tatarstan, lies at the confluence of the rivers Kazanka and Volga and has 1.14 million inhabitants.

There were plans to build a 3-lines-network with 4 transfer stations. Construction work on the first line started in 1997:

 Tsentralnya Liniya

(Central Line - 15.8 km - 10 stations) runs from the northern industrial sites through the city centre to the southeastern residential areas. The central section of this line from Kremlyovskaya to Gorki opened on 27 August 2005 in time for the city's millenium celebrations.

The Kazanka River is crossed underground at a depth of up to 28 m. Construction of the river crossing began in May 2006, with Koz'ya Sloboda opened in Dec 2010.

Station names and other signs are displayed both in Russian and in Tatar (the latter also using Cyrillic letters).

As of 2013, there are 9 three-car trainsets of longer articulated "Rusich" cars and 5 four-car trainsets of standard-length 81-series cars. These two types of trainsets are about the same length overall, as one "Rusich" car is roughly 1.4 times the length of the standard car.

27 Aug 2005: Kremlyovskaya - Gorki (6.8 km)
29 Dec 2008: Gorki - Prospekt Pobedy (1.6 km)
30 Dec 2010: Kremlyovskaya - Koz'ya Sloboda (2.6 km)
09 May 2013:
Koz'ya Sloboda - Aviastroitel'naya

Kremlyovskaya Sukonnaya Sloboda Gorki
2005 © Andrey Surikov (More photos)

 Projects

Tsentralnya Liniya is further being extended south with one station, Dubravnaya, scheduled to open in late 2015.

 

 

 Links

Metroelektrotrans

Kazan Metro at Wikipedia

Kazan Metro at Mir Metro / Metroworld

Photo Gallery by Andrey Surikov

Metrosoyuza by Peter Donn includes pictures of Kazan' metro construction

Kazan Metro Track Map

 

 

Thanks to Yuri Popov and Vitaly Plotkin (map)!


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