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SAMARA
 Russia

 

Samara Metro Map

Samara Tram

 SAMARA

Samara (formerly Kuibyshev) with 1.2 million inhabitants is situated in the east of European Russia on the confluence of the Samara and Volga rivers.

Construction work began in 1980 and on 26 December 1987 the first section was put into service between Yungorodok and Pobeda (4.5 km). On 31 December 1992 Sovyetskaya station was opened, the following year on 25 March the line reached Sportivnaya and on 30 December Gagarinskaya. In Feb. 2015, after extending the line to Alabinskaya, the total length is 11.6 km. Compared to other Russian metros, the Samara metro's alignment is shallow, with running tunnels built by subterranean construction methods, but stations excavated by cut-and-cover.

 History

26 Dec 1987: Yungorodok - Pobeda
31 Dec 1992: Pobeda - Sovyetskaya
25 Mar 1993: Sovyetskaya - Sportivnaya
30 Dec 1993: Sportivnaya - Gagarinskaya
27 Dec 2002: Gagarinskaya - Moskovskaya
26 Dec 2007: Moskovskaya - Rossiyskaya
01 Feb 2015: Rossiyskaya - Alabinskaya

 Projects

The following stations are currently planned for a city centre extension: Samarskaya and Teatral'naya. At the eastern end, one more station Krylya Sovetov is planned, but may only be built after the second line has been completed, which is to run from the railway station north via Moskovskaya on the first line.

 

 Links

Samara Public Transport (Official Site)

Samara Metro at Wikipedia

MetaSubway Samara Station

Peter Donn's Underground Stations incl. Samara metro photos

Metrowalks.ru - Great photos of all Samara metro stations

Samara Metro by Anton Buslov

Samara Metro with some station photos

Samara Metro Track Map

 

Information thanks to Sergey Eliseev from Moscow! Nov. 1997

Thanks to Alexandre Chmielevski for the details provided. Oct 1999


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