"The public transportation in..." Buses Tip by Yurievich
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The public transportation in S-Petersberg suffers from the not sufficient amount of lines and vechicles and of poor condition of those vechicles. There are metro (underground), buses, troleybuses and trams. The metro is naturally the fastest and most reliable transport. But there is no metro communication in many parts of the city, even in the centre. All the transport is overcrowded in rush hours. Overcrowded means that you can hardly fit inside the vechicle, not saying about taking a sitting place. Generally there is no schedule for the public transport, you come to the stop or station and wait until it arrive. Buses (and all the other transport) stop at every stop, even when there is nobody staying there or willing to get off.
The alternatives to the public transportation are mini-buses ('marshrutka') and taxis. Marshrutka has room for about 15 people. Marshrutkas' routes are usually the same as those of common buses, but shorter. You can find them at every metro station.
Taxi is extremly cheap for Western standards. For about 40 roubles you can get to any place within centre of the city. Often the taxis are just private cars whose owners want to earn some extra money.
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