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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:14 AM   #1961
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November 28, 2011. City tram depot:

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Monument to Pavel Sutkevich (1871-1919), "the Founder of Samara Tramway, Engineer 'with capital letter', the light and modest man". It was opened in the tram depot on August 24, 2004, to the 85-anniversary of his death.

Pavel Sutkevich was "the Father of Samara Tram". Due to his efforts, construction of tram system was started after ten years of "bureaucratic battles". And only thanks to him tram system was opened during the difficult wartime. It should be mentioned what Samara Tram was one of only few electric tram systems in Russian Empire, which were built by own (native) efforts, without participation of foreign capital. Currently tram is the popular kind of transport in the city, it's very difficult to imagine Samara without tram network.

However, further fate of Sutkevich was tragic. In 1916, due to unfounded accusations from some official persons, he was forced to retire from service in Samara. He moved into Nizhny Novgorod, but his approved project of modernization of local tram network was not realized due to Revolution. In 1918 Sutkevich became professor of People's University (now Nizhny Novgorod State University), which was established in 1916. In March 1919, during the trip in Moscow, he caught a cold and was seriously ill. Not wanting to infect family, he decided to commit suicide. On August 24, 1919 Pavel Sutkevich killed himself.


Here is written the phrase from his suicide note on the monument: "I die with a clear conscience, I've always worked only for the cause, often forgetting about myself. I'm served so as it told my duty and my conscience.... ":

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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #1962
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SAMARA METRO

2011 - THE MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

In March 2011 at the station "Moskovskaya" ("Moscow") began exploitation of the "OKSION" system ("All-Russian comprehensive system of informing and alerting the public in crowded places"). In May 2011 there were placed benches at the all stations, where it didn't existed. At the all stairways were made special orange stripes for the visually impaired people. In addition, in the vestibules of the some stations were installed metal detectors for the safety control.



"OKSION" column at the "Moskovskaya" station:

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But the most interesting event of last year was video shooting of the episodes of the disaster film "Metro" in October 2011 at the existing station "Moskovskaya", uncompleted station "Alabinskaya" as well as in the Metro depot "Kirovskoye".

October 8, 2011. Uncompleted station "Alabinskaya" become a place of shooting of the disaster film "Metro":

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The film will be based on the novel of Dmitry Safonov (2005). According to the screenplay, the action takes place in 1975 in Moscow Metro. The plot: due to the construction works in Moscow, was damaged Metro tunnel. As a result, it was flooded with water of Moscow-River. The passengers escaped from the stopped train to the "ghost-station" with the name "Borodinskaya" (Borodino is a village near Moscow, where in 1812 happened largest and bloodiest battle between Russian Army and French aggressors):

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The imitation of the fictional station "Borodinskaya" ("Borodino"):

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Those boxes are nothing more than parts of decoration for the filming:

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The boiler for heating of water in the artificial pool. It's necessary for the creating of comfortable situation for the actors. Due to loud noise, it will be switch off at the moment of filming:

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Artificial aging of the station. According to screenplay, abandoned station "Borodinskaya" exist for many years:

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Artificial pool, simulating the flooded track ways:

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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #1963
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The episodes with flooding of "Borodinskaya" station were earlier filmed in Moscow. In Samara were filmed episodes of the arrival of passengers from the tunnel on the station, before its flooding:

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Every new day we make plans for the future. But the Future has own plans for us!

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The video shooting in Moscow Metro:

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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #1964
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Video shooting at the Metro station "Moskovskaya" in Samara (movie trailer from 3:23):



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Video shooting at the Metro station "Alabinskaya" in Samara:

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This disaster film will be released on December 21, 2012. As it well known, this day will end of the world (according to Maya Long Count calendar):

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FURTHER DEVELOPMENT - 2012-2015:

BRIEF HISTORY OF SAMARA METRO:

Metro system in Samara have similar problems like in Nizhny Novgorod. In September 1980 begun construction of tunnel between stations "Prospekt Lenina" ("Lenin Avenue"; future "Rossiyskaya") and "Oktyabrskaya" ("October"; future "Alabinskaya"), almost in the central part of the city. However, later it was decided to stop construction at this place and to start construction from Yungorodok (Youth town), where located most largest industrial enterprises of the city.

The design plan for Samara was based on the standard Soviet triangle arrangement, but with provisions to suit the dynamics of city, whose business, commercial and historical centre is situated on the edge, on the bank of the Volga River. Whilst the edges of the city were located with industrial zones and Soviet bedroom areas. Most of the central regions (the geographical centre) between the areas were flats built primarily for the workers. It was also the central area which experienced the most concentrated congestion. In the finalized plan, the first stage was to pass under this central artery and then expand westwards towards following the bank of the Volga River around the commercial zone and eventually terminating at the city's Central Rail Terminal. Construction began in 1980, on the first four station stretch totaling 4.5 km. On December 25, 1987 the system was triumphantly opened to the public becoming the fifth such in Russia and the twelfth of the former Soviet Union.

Immediately after the opening of the first stage, which despite its modest size (compared to other Soviet systems) the Metro was overladen with passengers. Construction of the second stage began shortly however, this was slowed down with the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the chaotic economic hardships that followed. Originally scheduled to open in 1991, the next three-stations 4.5 km segment opened slowly, one station at a time from December 1992 to December 1993. Construction on the third planned stage, originally destined for the second half of the 1990s began in 1991, was extremely slow because of constant offsets. The first station opened in December 2002, the second following five years later in 2007. Currently passenger traffic in Samara Metro is most lowest among all Russian Metro systems. The problem that Samara Metro line don't reach central parts of the city, and the number of the workers (potential passengers) at the industrial enterprises greatly decreased in post-Soviet times.

During 2012-2015, they plan to open Metro station "Alabinskaya". The planned date of opening repeatedly varied depending on the current situation with funding. After the opening of the neighboring station "Rossiyskaya" ("Russian") on November 26, 2007, they wanted to open "Alabinskaya" station in 2009. However in May 2009, due to global financial crisis, officials decided to reduce funding of the Metro building in Samara. During the following months the pace of construction works was reduced and the question about conservation of station was discussed. Currently they plan to open this station in 2013-2015, but the level of funding is too low. They declared, that in 2012 regional authorities will spend 500 thousand rubles (~ 16 mln. USD) on Metro construction, in 2013 - 400 thousand rubles, in 2014 - 300 thousand rubles.

There were hopes, that federal authorities also will finance this construction as part of preparation to the FIFA World Cup 2018, but these hopes were not realized. Instead of this, they decided to build tramline in direction to the future stadium and to buy modern low-floor tramcars.


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"ALABINSKAYA":

"Alabinskaya" ("Pyotr Alabin") is a future western terminus station on the Line 1 of the Samara Metro. It will be located at the intersection of the New Garden street and Osipenko street, in the Oktyabrsky District.

The construction of this station was planned even in 1980. According to Soviet documentation, it should be named "Oktyabrskaya" ("October") after the Oktyabrsky District, in which located. But in post-Soviet times this name was changed into "Alabinskaya".

The construction of the left tunnel between neighboring station "Rossiyskaya" ("Russian") and "Alabinskaya" station was started on February 21, 2007 with using of Canadian TBM "Söyembikä", which was delivered from Kazan. The distance between these stations is 1.3 km. The construction of the left tunnel was finished on August 9, 2007. On February 5, 2008 was started construction of the right tunnel, which was finished on August 19, 2008. The construction of the station itself was begun on May 21, 2008.

The station was not planned to be built with place for turnover of trains beyond its platform. Originally it was planned to open this station together with neighboring station "Samarskaya". However, it will not be realized due to problems with funding.

By 2012, was filled foundation pit of this station. There were finished works at the one of two construction sites and were built two exits at the both sides of New Garden street. Currently there are going works at the second construction site. In 2011 they planned to rent one tunnel boring machine (TBM) from the Kazan or Omsk. However, currently all modern Russian TBMs are using at the Metro construction in other cities. For this reason, in the first half of this year will be mounted old Soviet TBM KT-5.6 for construction of tunnel in direction to "Samarskaya" station. They plan to build few hundred meters for construction of deadend for turnover of trains, and to open "Alabinskaya" station with one tunnel to the "Rossiyskaya" station.

The archiects of this station are Vladimir Zhukov and Alexander Temnikov. "Alabinskaya" will be shallow (depth - 9.5 meters) three-vaulted station of column type. The track walls and columns will be faced with marble of light-green color and strips of red and gray granite. The floor will be paved with gray granite with green inserts. Octagonal columns will be decorated with wrought-iron light fixtures in the style of the lamps of 19th century. "Alabinskaya" station will be built with two vestibules.

The station is named in the honour of Pyotr Alabin (1824-1896), who was Russian statesman, a military writer and journalist, State Councillor and Honorary Citizen of Vyatka, Samara, and Sofia. He was born on August 29, 1824 in Podolsk town, Moscow Governorate. Alabin graduated Białystok Gymnasium and Saint Petersburg School of Commerce (1842). In 1843 he was appointed non-commissioned officer in the Tula Jaeger Regiment. Later Alabin was appointed into Kamchatsky Jaeger Regiment. He became an officer in 1845. In 1853 he became to serve in the Okhotsky Jaeger Regiment. During Crimean War of 1853-1856, Alabin took part in the Battle of Inkerman and Siege of Sevastopol. He was promoted to the rank of Staff Captain and Captain, and was awarded several Orders.

In 1857 Captain Pyotr Alabin resigned from military service and entered the service in the civil departments. Since 1857 he managed Vyatka regional office, since 1866 during ten years he managed Samara Chamber of State Property. From May 11 till May 30, 1874 and from June 21 till September 10, 1875, he was temporary Governor of Samara. In 1877, during the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878, a mission from the Samara City Council led by Pyotr Alabin, as a symbol of spiritual solidarity, brought a banner tailored in Samara, to Bulgaria. Sewed by local nuns and given to the Bulgarian volunteers by the citizens of Samara on May 18, 1877, it became famous when it was heroically prevented from being captured by the Ottoman forces. The flag, entrusted to the third battalion of the Bulgarian volunteer corps, was part of the battles at Stara Zagora and Nova Zagora, where a number of colour-bearers perished protecting it (including Lieutenant-Colonel Pavel Kalitin), as well as the Battles of Shipka Pass and Sheynovo. The Samara flag, initially kept in Radomir town, where its last bearer Pavel Korchev died, was housed in the Royal Palace in Sofia (now the National Art Gallery) between 1881 and 1946, when it was transferred to the National Museum of Military History. It has remained there ever since, preserved in a chamber under special conditions. The Samara flag is the only flag awarded the Bulgarian Medal for Bravery, the medal being implanted in its pole's richly decorated point. Pierced with bullets and saturated with the blood of both Russians and Bulgarians, it become a symbol of Russian-Bulgarian friendship. Currently Samara flag is one of the most important military symbols of the Bulgarian Army.

During Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878, Pyotr Alabin was representative of the Society of the Red Cross in Romania, and the head of two hospitals in Zimnitsa. Since December 1877 he was temporary Governor of Sofia. The one of central streets in Sofia is named in his honour. After the Russian victory, he returned into Samara and was Head of Samara since December 18, 1884 till March 8, 1891. During his rule in Samara were built and opened ironworks, vegetable oil factory, printing house, brickyard, steam flour mill, confectionery factory, soap-works, meteorological station, water-conduit, city theatre, gas supply, telephone station, factory producing matches, etc. He died in Samara on May 10, 1896 and was buried on the territory of local Iberian Convent.

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FURTHER DEVELOPMENT - 2016 AND LATER:

After the opening of the "Alabinskaya" station they plan to extend current line on west with "Samarskaya" station. The distance between "Alabinskaya" and "Samarskaya" stations will be 1534 metres. Later they plan to extend current line on west with the station "Teatralnaya".

At the eastern part of the Metro line they plan to build station "Krylya Sovetov" near the stadium of the football club with same name. After the completion of the "Krylya Sovetov", ground-level station "Yungorodok" ("Youth town"), which located in the building of the Metro depot, will be closed for passangers.


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"SAMARSKAYA":

"Samarskaya" ("Samara") is a future station on the Line 1 of the Samara Metro. It will be located at Samara Square, near Samara street, Fair street and Mayakovsky street, in the Leninsky District.

The station is named after city, in which located. Since 1935 till 1991 this city was known as Kuybyshev, in the honour of the Bolshevik leader Valerian Kuybyshev (1888-1935). The station was projected in 1980s. Therefore, in Soviet times it was decided to name Metro station "Samarskaya" in memory of the history of city. But after returning to the historical name of the city, this idea lost own topicality.

It's planned that construction of the tunnels between "Alabinskaya" and "Samarskaya" stations will began in the first half of 2012 with using of old Soviet TBM KT-5.6. But the problem that it is necessary to demolish few houses at Samara street for construction of "Samarskaya" station.

The authors of the original project of 1980s were architects Galina Morgun and Alexey Morgun. In 2008 original project was modified by architect Polina Koryakina. "Samarskaya" will be shallow single-vaulted station. The track walls will be faced with red granite. The vault of the station will be made from bleached reinforced concrete. The floor will be paved with white, red and gray granite. There will be used metal light fixtures of the arcuate shape. The letters at the track walls will be made from marble. "Samarskaya" will be built with two vestibules.


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"TEATRALNAYA":

"Teatralnaya" ("Theatre") is a future western terminus station on the Line 1 of the Samara Metro. It will be located near Kuybyshev Square at the intersection of Galaktionov street and Red Army street, in the Leninsky District.

The construction of this station was planned in 1980s with project name "Kuybyshev Square". In post-Soviet times, it was renamed after Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, located at the Kuybyshev Square. This theatre was founded in 1931, ballet troupe - in 1933. The building of theatre was built during 1936-1938 in Neoclassical style according to the project of architects Nikolay Katsenelenbogen and Noi Trotsky. Originally it was built for the Palace of Culture, but later in the central part of this building was placed Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1982 it was granted title "Academical". During some time, in the left wing of this building was located regional library, in the right wing - sport school and art museum. In 2006 began reconstruction of this building, which was finished in 2010.

"Teatralnaya" will be shallow single-vaulted station. The station will be remind theatre scene. The light fixtures will be stylized in the spotlights. In the decoration of track walls will be used portraits of the famous Samara actors.


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Kuybyshev Square:

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"KRYLYA SOVETOV":

"Krylya Sovetov" ("Soviet Wings") is a future eastern terminus station on the Line 1 of the Samara Metro. It will be located near the Kostroma Lane, in the Kirovsky District.

The station is named in the honour of the workers of the plants of rocket and aircraft manufacturing, which located in Samara. This station was planned to be opened in 1987, together with other first Metro stations. It should to be located near Kuybyshev Aviation Plant (№18), now OJSC "Aviakor". Founded in 1930 in Voronezh, it was evacuated in Samara in summer of 1941, after beginning of German invasion into USSR. During World War II the factory produced 15.099 Ilyushin Il-2 ground-attack aircrafts. In USSR Kuybyshev aviation plant (№18) was one of the five largest plants in the aviation industry. For more than half a century the plant produced Tupolev, Antonov and Ilyushin-designed aircraft. Now it is part of the "Russian machines" holding under control of the financial industrial group "Basic Element" owned by Oleg Deripaska. "Aviakor" currently builds the Antonov An-140 and Tupolev Tu-154 airliners.

However, in 1980s due to necessary of acceleration of the construction works, it was decided to open temporary station "Yungorodok" ("Youth town") on the territory of Metro depot "Kirovskoye". The station "Yungorodok" is located not so far from the planned station "Krylya Sovetov", so in post-Soviet times construction of the latter station was postponed due to lack of funding. However, the plans to build station "Krylya Sovetov" still exist. After the opening of "Krylya Sovetov" station, "Yungorodok" will be closed for passengers.

There were few projects of the future station "Krylya Sovetov". According to original projects, decoration of this station was dedicated to the labour of the workers of the plants of rocket and aircraft manufacturing. It should to be decorated in the space style. But in June 2011 was presented other project. The space theme of decoration has been replaced with sportive theme, which connected to the local football club "Krylya Sovetov". The stadium of this club is located not so far from future station.


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Old January 24th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #1967
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What a cinematic subway the Samara Metro is, paying homage to the best and worst of American film.

The OKSION looks exactly like something out of Stanley Kubrick's "The Space Odyssey."
The movie being filmed in the subway looks very much like "Daylight" with Sylvester Stallone.
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However, in 1980s due to necessary of acceleration of the construction works, it was decided to open temporary station "Yunkgorodok" ("Junker town") on the territory of Metro depot "Kirovskoye". The station "Yunkgorodok" is located not so far from the planned station "Krylya Sovetov", so in post-Soviet times construction of the latter station was postponed due to lack of funding. However, the plans to build station "Krylya Sovetov" still exist. After the opening of "Krylya Sovetov" station, "Yunkgorodok" will be closed for passengers.
My sense was that Yungorodok would be translated as "Youth town." I don't think there is a "k" in the first syllable of Yungorodok.

Which Junker does this neighborhood name refer to? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junker_(Russia))

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I hope that's not graffiti but simply one of those special art or holiday trains.
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My sense was that Yungorodok would be translated as "Youth town." I don't think there is a "k" in the first syllable of Yungorodok.
Yes, thank you for the attentive eye. I have limited time for writing of material, so mistakes in translation are possible. I will correct it today.

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Which Junker does this neighborhood name refer to? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junker_(Russia))
No. It was named after living massive Yungorodok, which was established in World War II for the settlement of young workers, who came from European part of USSR to Kuybyshev (Samara) for the work at the evacuated plants. So, your variant of translation is more correct!

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I hope that's not graffiti but simply one of those special art or holiday trains.
I can be wrong, but it's look like a Metro car #0423 with advertising of "Coldrex" medicine for cold (or something like this):

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My sense was that Yungorodok would be translated as "Youth town." I don't think there is a "k" in the first syllable of Yungorodok.
Can not. This is a proper name and it is not translated. And written in English so - Ungorodok.
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Can not. This is a proper name and it is not translated. And written in English so - Ungorodok.
Not quite correct. That would be Унгородок which is something else entirely. The letter "Ю" is always transliterated as "Yu" as in "Yuri Gagarin."

Also, that Coldrex train is really ugly. I hope they don't do that in Samara again.
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Can not. This is a proper name and it is not translated.
May be, it's not correct. But when I write text for English-speaking readers, I always try to translate names of city objects for better understanding. Because for foreigners it's very difficult to say or remember such Russian names as "Mezhdunarodnaya", "Dubravnaya", "Gorkovskaya", "Sennaya Ploshchad", etc. Moreover, the main theme of decoration of some Metro stations is connected with its names.

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Not quite correct. That would be Унгородок which is something else entirely. The letter "Ю" is always transliterated as "Yu" as in "Yuri Gagarin."
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Also, that Coldrex train is really ugly. I hope they don't do that in Samara again.
Currently all Metro trains in Samara are have standard (blue) color of exterior.
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Currently all Metro trains in Samara are have standard (blue) color of interior.
I am sure you are referring to the exterior, but this is certainly a relief.

Speaking of which, I don't understand why all Novosibirsk trains have "Sparks" on front. Is that also an advertising thing?
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I am sure you are referring to the exterior, but this is certainly a relief.
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Speaking of which, I don't understand why all Novosibirsk trains have "Sparks" on front. Is that also an advertising thing?
This is advertising of advertising. "Sparks Net" is the advertising agency in the Novosibirsk Metro. They work since 1991 (first time in Russian Metros), their business is the placement of advertising in Metro trains.
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VOLGOGRAD METROTRAM

The other important event of last year in the history of Russia's Rapid Transport was the opening of the three underground stations of the Volgograd Metrotram - the only Metrotram system in the country.

BRIEF HISTORY OF VOLGOGRAD METROTRAM:

The Volgograd Metrotram is a light rail system operating in Volgograd, Russia. By 2011, it consisted of 19 stations on one line, paralleling the Volga River from the northern suburbs of Volgograd to its downtown core for a total length of 13.5 kilometres. Most of the Metrotram line shares a surface-level right of way with a previously constructed railway line for 10.2 kilometres, in a manner similar to that of the south leg of the C-Train system in Calgary, for example; the three downtown stations, on the other hand, were built underground over a total length of 3.3 kilometres, meeting design standards consistent with existing Russian Metro systems.

The Volgograd Metrotram was inaugurated on November 5, 1984, and presently serves about 50 million passengers per year. During 27 years of the exploitation there happened only two significant events. In April 2007 Metrotram stop "37th School" was renamed into "14th Gymnasium". On December 29, 2008 was added intermediate stop "TRK Europa City Mall" near the trade store with same name. For comparison, during this 27-years period, despite of all economic problems, were opened and later extended five Russian Metro systems (although construction of Metro stations in Russia is more difficult and expensive than construction of underground Metrotram stations).

2011 - MOST SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

On December 1, 2011 Metrotram line was finally extended on 3.8 kilometres south with three new underground stations - "Profsoyuznaya", "TYuZ" and "Yelshanka". It became possible only after replacement of the tramcars on the new models with automatic doors on both sides (the tramcars are switching from right-hand traffic on left-hand traffic during entry into underground part of the Volgograd Metrotram system and back).

The construction of the second stage of Volgograd Metrotram was started immediately after the launch of the first stage in 1984, but the construction was spread over 27 years. The major works on construction of tunnels and stations were completed in the mid-1990s. But later construction works were stopped due to lack of funding and were resumed only in 2004. The route of second stage is fully located under the ground at the depth 12-14 meters. The main feature of this segment is that is that the tunnels not "intertwined" unlike of the underground segment of the first stage. This line was projected with using of the tramcars with the automatic doors at the both sides like in Metro trains. This feature became main reason for the postponement of the opening because it was necessary to buy new tramcars for this segment.

In Soviet times, there were used only Tatra T3 tramcars (made in 1980-1987). However, it was necessary to buy bidirectional tramcars for the construction of the stations of second stage. In the first half of 1990s in Volgograd were tested such models of tramcars: Tatra KT8D5 (Czech Republic), LVS-8-1-93 (St. Petersburg) and 71-611 (Ust-Katav, Chelyabinsk Region). However, all these tests were unsuccessful - none of these models has not been selected as base model for second stage of Volgograd Metrotram.

By the summer of 2008, Petersburg Tram Mechanical Factory won the competition to supply three-section bidirectional tramcars LVS-2009 (also known as 71-154) with a capacity of 350 people for a second stage of Volgograd Metrotram. The first of such tramcars was released in 2008. On December 28, 2008 it was presented in Volgograd, since January 20, 2009 it began to operate for passengers. The second tramcar was released in May 2009. The other seven tramcars were released last year. Currently there are 9 such tramcars in Volgograd.

Therefore, currently there are 22 Metrotram stations in Volgograd: 16 of them are ground-level, 5 - underground and one station, platform of which located at the beginning of tram bridge across the floodplain of Tsaritsa River. The total length of the Volgograd Metrotram network is 17.3 km.

However, not everything has been done as passengers wanted. The main problem is that number of modern tramcars is not enough. Currently there are 10 tramcars in the city. It led to the long intervals between the tramcars. As result, city officials decided to organize two tram routes instead of one. These routes were named ST and ST2 (ST mean "Speed Tram", "Express Tram" or "Rapid Tram").

1) ST or ST1 is a full analog of the old route ("Ploshchad Chekistov" - "VGTZ"), which is in use since 1984. Its length is 13.5 km. There are 19 stops at this old route. Since December 1, 2011 there are used only old Tatra T3SU tramcars with doors on one side. They use 27 tramcars in workdays and 11 tramcars in weekend. Time intervals at ST route are 1.5-2 minutes in rush hours.
2) ST2 is a new route ("Yelshanka" - "Stadion Monolit"), which was introduced since December 1, 2011. To decrease time intervals, it was decided to introduce this route to the station "Stadion Monolit", but not to the "VGTZ" - the northern terminus station of old route. Its length is 13 km. There are 15 stops at this new route. At this route are used only bidirectional tramcars with doors at both sides. Currently there are 10 such tramcars in Volgograd - nine new LVS-2009 tramcars and one old Tatra KT8D5 tramcar. They use 7 of 10 tramcars everyday. Due to low number of bidirectional tramcars, time intervals at this route are 9-11 minutes (according to the officially announced schedule).

In addition, it's necessary to pay again for interchange from one route to another. Therefore, for the trip through all stations (from "Yelshanka" to "VGTZ") it's necessary to pay twice.


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1990s. Second stage of the construction of Volgograd Metrotram:

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December 15, 2011. The only Tatra KT8D5 tramcar at the ST2 route (released in 1984, till 1989 it was used in Prague, till 1990 - in Moscow):

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December 2, 2011. LVS-2009 tramcar at the ST2 route:

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Interior of LVS-2009 tramcar:

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