Toshkent (Tashkent in Russian), the capital of the former Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan, has approximately 2.3 million inhabitants.
Construction started in 1968, opened in 1977 between Sabir
Rakhimov (now Olmazor) and
Oktyabr'skoy Revolyutsii (now Amir Temur Khiyoboni)
including Khamza depot and one metro bridge over Oqtepa channel
between Novza and Milliy bog' stations. It was extended
to Maksim Gor'kiy (now Buyuk Ipak Yoli)
in 1980 (including metro bridge over Salar river between Hamid Alimdzhan
and Pushkin stations).
Metro station Khalqlar Dustilgi was renamed Bun'odkor on 6 Aug 2008, and Sabir Rahimov became Olmazor (Apple Garden) on 05 Nov 2010.
crosses the city diagonally from northwest to southeast via Toshkent Railway
station, opened between 1984 and 1991.
Yunusobod Line connecting the northern districts to the airport in the south under construction. First 7.6 km section with six underground stations opened for regular service on 24 Oct 2001 (test running began on 28 August 2001 - 10th anniversary of independence) between Ming Urik (planning name was Lokhutiy) and Shahriston (previously Habib Abdullayev):
Tunnels don't run very deep due to danger of earthquakes.
Circle Line - the initial 11 km of a planned 55 km circular line opened on 30 Aug 2020
Nov 1977: Sabir Rakhimov (now Olmazor)
Dec 1984: A. Navoiy - Toshkent
Oct 2001: Ming Urik - Habib Abdullayev (now Shahriston)
The Chilonzor Line is being extended south on a mostly elevated alignment.
A new line is under construction to become a 55 km circular line, with the eastern section in service since 30 Aug 2020.
Tashtrans.uz - Transport in Uzbekistan
Tashkent Metro at Wikipedia
Metro Tashkent by Savshenko Igor
Scanned ToshkentMetro map with Uzbek station names (1997 - 100K)
Voices of the Underground (listen to metro announcements)
Metrosoyuza by Peter Donn includes nice station pictures
Metro Tashkent at Mir metro/Metroworld by Aksenov Dmitry
MetaMetro Tashkent Page
The following stations were renamed after Uzbekistan's independence from the former USSR:
November 1991: Pl. Lenina - Mustaqillik maidoni (Independence square)
May 1992: Oktyabrskoy Revolutsii - Markaziy hiyobani
Kosmonavtlar prospekti - Kosmonavtlar
Tashselmash - Mashinosozlar
50 let SSSR - Mirzo Ulugbek
Komsomolskaya - Yoshlik > 2006: Milliy bog'
August 1993: Markaziy hiyobani - Amir Temur hiyobani
1997: Maxim Gorkiy - Buyuk Ipak Yoli (Great Silk Way)
09 Feb 2006: Yoshlik (Youth) > Milliy bog' (National park or National garden).
05 Nov 2010: Sabir Rahimov > Olmazor (Apple Garden)
05 Oct 2012: Chkalov > Do'stlik
16 June 2015: Hamza > Novza, Habib Abdullaev > Shahriston
06 Aug 2008: Xalqlar Do'stligi > Bunyodkor >> 03 May 2018 > Xalqlar Do'stligi (Friendship of Nations)
2007 © Robert Schwandl (UrbanRail.Net)