Metro Munich

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Munich subway (U-Bahn) is a relatively new: it was opened in 1971. Today it is considered one of the most convenient in Europe, thanks to an ingenious direct, 100% equipment of lifts and escalators.

Metro Munich

Now in the Munich subway 6 lines with a total length 103 km, 100 stations. This station Marienplatz:

Metro Munich

In general, the Metro Munich quite the same type. In architectural terms can be compared with our Soviet centipedes: generally similar, but there are slight differences. Here is another tile, color gamma is different, there are some special reliefs, then instead of marble columns are covered with aluminum. But there are raisins, for example, the station Munchener Freiheit:

Metro Munich

The station may have been the same as most, but it “does” light and color:

Metro Munich

Separating the two lines of columns, covered with blue tiles highlighted with blue lights as:

Metro Munich

There clearly visible display, which displays the time until the next train, as well as up to two more following it. I feel very comfortable, and this occurs in other metros in Europe – that now prevents the Russian underground to do so?

Metro Munich

Information stand with maps of the city and the district in which the station is:

Metro Munich

Station (as well as several nearby) – the total for lines U3 and U6. By the way, signs are not just embellished in different colors: blue corresponds to the foreground color line U6 – it was her way between the two platforms are separated by columns (itself a sign stands between the tracks), orange, if not difficult to guess, with the line U3 – her way along the walls of the station are:

Metro Munich

Tunnel total for 2 lines. Mirror in which the driver looks after planting (right) is also a door and exit to the tunnel:

Metro Munich

Than a mirror driver can also watch the landing and into the display: the station, like many in the Munich subway has a slight bend:

Metro Munich

And at the station Munchner Freiheit mirrored ceiling, creating the illusion of height:

Metro Munich

Restrictive yellow stripe. Not just yellow, I think you get why:

Metro Munich

In Munich, the metro runs three types of trains. At this station was able to see all three. And to pass on them:

Metro Munich

Type C – the newest, available since 2000, the factory Bombardier and Siemens. In one part of 6 cars with a through passage:

Metro Munich

Inside, something reminded our Rusichi. Only that the eye is wider:

Metro Munich

Yet know how to do Bombardier design:

Metro Munich

Type B. Produced from 1981 to 1995 at the factory MAN. One part can be 2, 4 or 6 cars:

Metro Munich

And the old version – type A. Produced at the plant MAN from 1967 to 1983. The composition may also consist of 2, 4 or 6 cars:

Metro Munich

In A and B is not only no pass-through, but not even a tailgate – there are seats. Inside the cabin of both types are similar:

Metro Munich

Suddenly the middle finger)

Metro Munich

One more station – Olimpiatsentrum, which houses a museum and BMW – that looked like this and most of the stations, flashing through the window on the way from the Marienplatz. By the way, there’s only one line, but at station 4 of the way for some reason. Why, I wonder?

Metro Munich

Contact rail. The inscription means “short train”, that is, at this point you can take a train of two cars. Contact rail is on the opposite side of the platform, in this case, as you can see, there is no groove on the tracks, and the passenger, fallen on the way to the Munich underground should hide under the platform of the train, so there is no risk of electric shock:

Metro Munich

Olimpiatsentrum ground lobby. Also purely functional architecture. And at all the stations available defibrillator to assist passengers during a heart attack.

In general we can say. Metro as subway. Constructed so that just deliver passengers to where they need to. Maybe I did not see any more interesting stations. Stretches short interval between trains big. Convenient payment system – all very reasonable to make a single ticket for all public transport, so even with the opportunity to drive for a while with no travel restrictions. This is especially useful if you are a tourist or if you are driving on public transport is not constant.

Metro Munich

The first plans for a subway in Munich appeared in 1905, the line was to link the Main and East train stations, but then, these plans were not realized, and streetcars copes with this function.

Station Marienplatz. (Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

Metro Munich

Second unsuccessful approach was taken in 1928, but he was prevented from the global crisis. Further construction of the subway in Munich prevented World War II. (Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

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Metro Munich

In 1965, after many changes of plans city officials finally decided to start building. The basis was laid three tunnels under the center of the city on two lines. The opening of the subway in Munich was timed for the Olympics in 1972. (Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

Metro Munich

(Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

Metro Munich

(Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

Metro Munich

(Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

Metro Munich

Munich subway was the third in Germany after Berlin (one of the oldest in the world, opened in 1902) and Hamburg. (Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

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My favorite photographers station Westfriedhof – a collaboration of architects and designer lamps Ingo Maurer. (Photo by Christian Beirle Gonzalez):

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