However, St. Petersburg also has some lovely stations like these below. It’s amazing to me how clean the metro is, there didn’t seem to be any trash anywhere, it didn’t smell like urine, and there was no graffiti.
Thankfully the metro in St. Petersburg also had the English translation of the station because trying to read Russian was challenging. It’s like no other language I had ever seen so there was nothing to compare it to.
We were on this escalator and it seemed like it was taking an awfully long time so the next time we got on it I timed it. It took three minutes and ten seconds to go down this escalator! And it’s one long escalator, there are no breaks in between. I have never been inside a metro that was this deep underground.
Another thing I noticed it that the metro is incredibly fast. We were sitting down and all of a sudden I realized that we were moving at warp speeds (ok, obviously not that fast but you get the point).
The metro is very noisy but I’ll take noisy over dirty and smelly any day. I love riding the metro, even if it stinks so imagine how happy I was to be in a city where the metro is actually sparkling clean! No one eats or drinks on the metro, I’m not sure if it’s not allowed or if it’s just something people don’t do. Whatever the case, riding the metro was a joy!
Have you seen a metro that looks like this?
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