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Thursday, 27 May 2010
Under Prague


Prague has one of the deepest metros (underground rail systems) that I have been on. According to Prague Czech Travel:

In 1968 the Russian communist came to Prague with guns and tanks blazing. They are not credited with doing much good in Prague. But there is one thing that they did really well and that is the Prague metro.

... there are 3 metro lines. They criss cross the city and touch on almost every section. You can just about anywhere in the city via metro. The three lines interchange near the center of Prague, forming a kind of metro ring road around the center.

Besides walking the second best form of travel within the city is the metro. It is fast, reliable and safe. Besides the peak hours in the morning with people going to work and in the early evening, people going home, the metro is not crowded.

At the time of construction the communists were worried that Prague might be targeted by the West as a great place to drop a nuclear bomb. So they created the metro deep underground to doubly serve as a nuclear bomb shelter.

The escalator pictured here also moves very fast.

Posted by bigblue on 27/05/2010 at 08:32 AM
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