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Opened on 15 May, 1935, the Metro is Moscow's main transportline providingareliable connection between the centreand remote districts. The radial-ring structure of the Metro follows the city's historic layout.

The metro system consists of 12 lines with a total length of 280 kilometers and 172 stations.

Entrances to the Metro are marked with signs carrying a large red letter "M". The Metro is open between 5:30 a.m. and1 a.m. Passages between the stations close I at 1 a.m. One ride costs about $0.7 (19 rubles)