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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 should become 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).

November 2012:
Line 1 - Moskovskaya - 14 stations, 17.3 km
Line 2 - Avtozavodskaya - 14 stations, 18.1 km
TOTAL - 28 stations, 35.4 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.

See list of station names in Belarussian below >>

 

 Line 1 Moskovskaya Maskouskaya

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)

Petrovshchina
Petrovshchina
Pyatrowshchyna

 

Mikhalovo
Mikhalovo
Mikhalova

 

Grushevka
Grushevka
Hrushawka

 

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

 

Pl. Lenina © Alexei Bobko
Ploshchad' Lenina
Ploshcha Lenina

 

Oktyabrskaya © Alexei Bobko
Oktyabrskaya
Kastrychnitskaya

 

Pl. Pobedy © Alexei Bobko
Ploshchad' Pobedy
Ploshcha Peramohy

 

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

 

Ak. Nauk © Alexei Bobko
Akademiya Nauk
Akademiya Nawuk

 

Park Cheluskintsev © Alexei Bobko
Park Cheluskintsev
Park Chaluskintsau

Moskovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Moskovskaya
Maskouskaya

 

Vostok © Alexei Bobko
Vostok
Uskhod

 

Borisovskiy Trakt
Borisovskiy Trakt
Barysawski Trakt
Uruchye
Uruchye
Uruchcha
Photos © Alexei Bobko
 Line 2 Avtozavodskaya Autazavodzkaya
(see line panel here)
31/12/1990: Traktorniy Zavod - Frunzenskaya
    (Pervomayskaya station open only in 1991)
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
Kuntsaushchina

Sportivnaya © Alexei Bobko
Sportivnaya
Spartiunaya
Pushkinskaya © Alexei Bobko
Pushkinskaya
Pushkinskaya

Molodyozhnaya © Alexei Bobko
Molodyozhnaya
Maladzezhnaya

Frunzenskaya © Alexei Bobko
Frunzenskaya
Frunzenskaya

Nemiga © Alexei Bobko
Nemiga
Nyamiha

Kupalovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Kupalovskaya
Kupalauskaya

Pervomayskaya © Alexei Bobko
Pervomayskaya
Pershamayskaya

 

 

Proletarskaya © Alexei Bobko
Proletarskaya
Pral'atarskaya

 

Traktorniy Zavod © Alexei Bobko
Traktorniy Zavod
Traktarny Zavod

 

Partyzanksaya © Alexei Bobko
Partyzanskaya
Partyzanskaya

 

Avtozavodskaya © Alexei Bobko
Avtozavodskaya
Autazavodzkaya

 

Mogilyovskaya © Alexei Bobko
Mogilyovskaya
Mahileuskaya

 

 Projects

A southwestern extension from Petrovshchina to Malinovka is under construction (2013).

In the future, a third line will run from the residential area of Zeleny Lug in the north to Kurassovshina in the south, crossing the existing lines at Pl. Lenina and Frunzenskaya (17.2 km). Construction started in March 2014. The first section is scheduled to be completed in 2017 and will run from Yubileynaya Ploshchad' to Koval'skaya Sloboda with two intermediate stations. In a second stage, the line will be extended to Nemorshansky Sad with an intermediate station at Aerodromnaya (2020).

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

Minsktrans (Official Site)

Stolichniy Transport i Svyaz' (Official Site)

Minsk Metro at Wikipedia

Minsk Metro incl. more photos

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!

 

 


 Russian station names  Belarussian station names

Moskovskaya liniya

[Malinovka]
Petrovshchina
Mikhalovo
Grushevka
Institut Kul'tury (Cultural Institute)
Ploshchad' Lenina (ex Nezavisimosti - Independence Sq)
Oktyabrskaya
Ploshchad' Pobedy (Victory Sq)
Ploshchad' Yakuba Kolasa
Akademiya Nauk (Sciences Academy)
Park Cheluskintsew
Moskovskaya
Vostok (East)
Borisovskiy Trakt
Uruchye

Avtozavodskaya liniya

Mogilyovskaya
Avtozavodskaya
Partyzanskaya
Traktorniy Zavod
Proletarskaya
Pervomayskaya
Kupalovskaya
Nemiga
Frunzenskaya
Molodyozhnaya
Pushkinskaya
Sportivnaya
Kuntsevshchina
Kamennaya Gorka

Maskouskaya liniya

[Malinawka]
Pyatrowshchyna
Mikhalova
Hrushawka
Instytut Kultury
Ploshcha Lenina ( ex Nezalezhnascy)
Kastrychnitskaya
Ploshcha Peramohy
Ploshcha Yakuba Kolasa
Akademiya Nawuk
Park Chaluskintsau
Maskouskaya
Uskhod
Barysawski Trakt
Uruchcha

Autazavodzkaya liniya

Mahileuskaya
Autazavodzkaya
Partyzanskaya
Traktarny Zavod
Pral'atarskaya
Pershamayskaya
Kupalauskaya
Njamiha
Frunzenskaya
Maladzezhnaya
Pushkinskaya
Spartiunaya
Kuntsaushchina
Kamennaya Horka

 

 


 


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