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Old March 28th, 2009, 03:40 PM   #41
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Kazan - although very small metro - is probably the most beautiful metro worldwide! It's coz 100% of stations i've seen so far were just beautiful.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #42
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the russian metro systems in st petersburg and moscow are amazing, but i personally think they're a bit over the top. i mean, nothing is as beautiful as the gritty, dirty, toxic london underground!
toxic? dirty? What a load of bollocks.

Anyway, I love the old Moscow and Petersburg stations but I personally think the new ones look like tacky pastiches of the original stations. Firstly, they probably are made from plastic or fibreglass rather than the stone that the original stations were made of...

Contemporary designs would be far better.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #43
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Plastic? ahahhaahah no way! Don't be jealous!
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:11 PM   #44
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toxic? dirty? What a load of bollocks.

Anyway, I love the old Moscow and Petersburg stations but I personally think the new ones look like tacky pastiches of the original stations. Firstly, they probably are made from plastic or fibreglass rather than the stone that the original stations were made of...

Contemporary designs would be far better.
one or two new stations in spb were faced with plastic. but they are not showed in this thread.

as of moscow - all new (all actually) stations are faced with a pure stone - mainly marble and granite.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #45
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one or two new stations in spb were faced with plastic. but they are not showed in this thread.

as of moscow - all new (all actually) stations are faced with a pure stone - mainly marble and granite.
Maybe its the finishing then, they look two shiney and shopping mall-like. Compare to the original stations which have a more matte finish which are more class-looking.

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Plastic? ahahhaahah no way! Don't be jealous!
Please grow up.

I appreciate good architecture when I see it. Most of the recent St Petersburg stations look tacky. If I were jealous then I wouldn't compliment the recent stations in Moscow, or the original stations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #46
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all stations were looked exactly the same when they were opened - clean and shining. varnish rubs off with time.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #47
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all stations were looked exactly the same when they were opened - clean and shining. varnish rubs off with time.
Even the station posted at the top of the page?

Anyway, it's not just the shininess that looks bad, it's the general finishes.

The fake Roman details, the garish colours, the fake gold and the fibreglass ceiling which is incongruent with the rest of the pastiche station...

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Old March 28th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #48
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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:06 AM   #49
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very nice
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Old March 30th, 2009, 11:22 PM   #50
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How big is the network? I like the front of the trains. About the stations:
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Old March 31st, 2009, 10:50 PM   #51
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New trams – tests in Ust'-Katav

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Looks like a nice interurban tram.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 01:47 AM   #52
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It looks nice, good that Russia is fixing it's old tramways.

I hope they fix up the tracks though :P

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It looks nice, good that Russia is fixing it's old tramways.

I hope they fix up the tracks though :P
Yes, but it is nice that such interurban lines still exist, in Germany nearly all of them have been substituted by bus.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:13 PM   #54
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True... They should have done something else with this ceiling. At the moment, it looks out of place, compared to the rest of the interior:
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Old April 1st, 2009, 04:41 PM   #55
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It's not a LINE, it's just a vendor's testbed. Ust'-Katav have no tramway system.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 07:29 PM   #56
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Then I misinterpreted something, but ok, it makes some things clearer.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 09:24 PM   #57
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It remindes me of a Tatra.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:56 AM   #58
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I appreciate good architecture when I see it. Most of the recent St Petersburg stations look tacky. If I were jealous then I wouldn't compliment the recent stations in Moscow, or the original stations in Moscow and St Petersburg.
I have to agree - these new stations are all very 'new money' style. Gaudish and tacky, trying to capture a sense of luxury.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #59
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st petersburg

In 2007, I visited SPB, it is a beautiful city.. but when I tried to take a picture on one of the luxury-looking metro station, I was not allowed to. When I took out my camera, some woman (supervisor in metro, possibly) forbade me to take any pic. I was overwhelmed... You can take a pic in Hermitage but not in metro??
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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:38 PM   #60
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it's not allowed in to take photos in spb metro, afaik. allowed in all other russian metros.
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