On 15 May, the Moscow metro celebrated its 84th anniversary with free tours. Passengers heard the stories about creation and construction of stations, metro decor and artistic design, its legends and symbols.
The Career Guidance Centre opened a metro uniform exhibition to show what metro workers looked like at different times. The display includes hats, insignia, accessories and much more. For the first time, restored portraits of the Moscow Metro workers honoured with state awards are displayed. This year, the pictures turn 50. The exhibition will run for a month.
The train parade will take place on 18 May at 09:45 am with Yozh-3, 81-717/714 (Numbered Train), 81-720.1/721.1 Yauza, 81-740/741 Rusich, 81-760/761 Oka, 81-765/766/767 Moskva and the Sokolniki vintage train participating.
Everyone will have an opportunity to practise in driving a Numbered Train using a special simulator. In addition, a series of tours to the Delovoi Tsentr, a temporarily closed metro station, will launch. This is a joint project of the Moscow metro and the Museum of Moscow. The participants will be allowed to get into the cabin of the station duty officer, watch train movement control online, go to a special bridge overlooking metro tunnel infrastructure and even visit the escalator's engine room.
Besides, thematic one- and two-trip Unified travelcards and festive Troika Smartcards have been issued. Designed in the metro's traditional red colours, they will have the '84 years of the Moscow metro' inscription. 10,000 copies of festive Troika cards and 400,000 copies of Unified travelcards are available at box offices and ticket machines.