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"How to navigate the Metro" By Metro Tip by stuckie

By Metro, Moscow: 116 reviews and 160 photos

If you're like me, I had only a limited knowledge of the Russian language and cyrillic alphabet. Having said that, that's all you need to get by. Grab a map with numbers beside the different metro lines. Ignore the colours, because they don't actually use them on the signs (they do actually, but the names of the lines are written in cyrillic!!). Follow the line numbers, "1,2,3,4.." and memorize a few Russian words like "way out", "entrance" and so forth and you should be fine. All the stations have signs indicating next metro stop, so read what the next stop and verify on your map.

It is tough, I admit, but the system is forgiving. Every 2 minutes a new train comes by, so do not jump on a train without verifying this information. If you're like me, I couldn't really understand the Russian on the annoucements (heck, even at home I miss them sometimes). I hope that helps.

Type: Subway/Metro

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 2, 2008
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