Metro plans - then and now

Moscow will soon be 866 years old. During this time the city is changing, and the underground circuit. Each new scheme shows not only the development of the subway, but the peaks and design typical at that age. We suggest you take a look at the history of the metro, which turned almost 80 years.

The first subway line was launched in 1935. But the long-term plan Metro published in "Izvestia" in 1931

The first official map of Metro 1935. As can be seen, Muscovites went to bed quite late and then. Subway worked until one o'clock

On the eve of the war, in 1939, plans for the development of the metro were quite global

The war has made, of course, the inevitable adjustments, but the construction of the subway did not stop then. It was commissioned seven stations. After the end of World War II announced Muscovites familiar to all of us circle line, which was introduced in two stages

By 1954 subway map appeared in the carriages in black and white. Circle line, finally withdrew

In 1957 the scheme was again colored. Each branch has acquired a certain color in which it is presented to the present day. Probably color-blind in the subway is not easy

In 1961, an attempt was made graphically, without the use of color, separated from each other different branches. This option proved to be, to put it mildly, unfortunate

Meanwhile, a color map Muscovites have grown accustomed. Interestingly, the first branch in all cities where there is underground, always refers to red.

In 1962, despite the Iron Curtain, there was the card in English

Even in French. Here are all the branches were red.

The Moscow Metro was the pride of the country, spoke of him in the world. To all the more surprising, the scheme was made on silk

In 1970, Soviet designers first tried to get away from the smooth lines for a more rigorous image. In vogue minimalism and clarity

For the 80 th year, we decided to portray the ring in the form of an oval. The designers felt that way passengers will be easier to take complicated interchange at interchange stations in the city center

The 83-year decided to drop the oval side

But this option is not permanently stuck. The 84-year ring was the ring again. A scheme is now very similar to the current

In the 85th Gorbachev came to power on the horizon loomed perestroika and glasnost. There was another version of the circuit for foreigners

In September 2003, it was introduced a fundamentally new scheme, which has led many discouraged

Muscovites met her more than cool. Map proved to be inconvenient, the station names are not read, it was easy to get lost in the trees. At the end of the year the scheme has been replaced by more elaborate.

In 2012, a competition was announced for the development of the new scheme. The winning studio Lebedev.

But the picture very unfortunate work.



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