A new themed train dedicated to the 29th World Winter Student Games has been launched on the Moscow Metro Circle Line. The games will be held in Krasnoyarsk between 2 and 12 March 2019.
The train carriages are wrapped in the traditional colours of the competitions. On the exterior they have Student Games’ logos and the official mascot, the Siberian husky, as well as figures of athletes and views of snowy Krasnoyarsk. The inside looks like a youth magazine with its various sections. Passengers can get an idea of the history of the winter student games and of Siberian culture and traditions.
The graphics design was developed by the 10 winners of a contest held for students at Moscow and international design colleges. They created the 29th Student Games’ identity with images of Siberian animals, ethnic-style patterns and the graphics on the train.
“We are proud that the Moscow Metro can get involved in a major international youth sports event. The new themed train will immerse passengers in the atmosphere of winter and sports, show them Krasnoyarsk’s iconic locations and help them learn interesting things about the future the Student Games,” said Roman Latypov, First Deputy Head of the Moscow Metro for strategic development and customer relations.
He added that an ordinary metro ride will be like an interesting and educational guided tour. The themed train will run until 15 March 2019 and will carry an estimated 1.5 million riders during that period.
This is the twentieth themed train put into service by the Moscow Metro. In late January, the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line saw a graphics covered train dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War. In February, riders saw the My Marshak train on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. Since late March, a train called the Maly Theatre has been running up and down the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. And the Moscow Spring A Cappella themed train has been carrying passengers on the Circle Line since April.
Themed football metro trains entered service on the eve of the 2018 World Cup. The Education City themed train has been running on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line since August. It was launched to the mark the Day of Knowledge. The Hello, Moscow train has been running on the Circle Line since October.