The architecture of the Tashkent metro stations is one of the most beautiful in the world and it is traditionally a destination for travelers and guests during sightseeing tours around the city. Construction of the Tashkent metro began two years later after the destructive earthquake in 1966. Also the increase of population in the capital caused to the construction of rapid and comfortable public transport system. First line of metro opened in 1977 in honor of 60th anniversary of the USSR and connected the most populous district Chilanzar with the center of the city.
The Tashkent metro has three lines: Chilanzar, Uzbekistan and Yunus-Abad. The subway is the favorite kind of transport for people in Tashkent. You can go to any part of the city in a guaranteed amount of time (the interval between trains is 240-600 seconds – depending on the time of day and the particular line). Construction of Tashkent subway went on and three years later this line was extended. Later the second line was put into operation and has expanded till 1991. Third line of metro opened in 2001, its construction is not finished yet. By project it should connect the center of the city with other populous district Yunusobod. Nowadays, the Tashkent metro is 37.5 km in total length, with 29 stations, each completely unique. The architectural and artistic decoration of each station reflects its name.
Each station has its own unique architectural features: marble, granite, glass, smalt, art ceramics, carved alabaster, ganch and other decorations. Lighting is also interesting and amazing: in some stations it creates the atmosphere of holiday ballroom, in others it makes you feel in mysterious catacombs. Each station is the separate place of interest.
It is important to keep in mind that the Tashkent Metro is a strategically important object, and so more attention is paid to matters of safety. As such, until June 1st, 2018, photography and filming were banned in the Metro. Now, anyone who wishes can take pictures in the Tashkent Metro. And the last, the air-conditioning system of metro always protect passengers from summer heat and winter cold. So this underground travel will give you enjoyment.