The architecture of the Tashkent metro stations is one of the most beautiful in the world and it is traditionally a destination for tourists and guests during sightseeing tours around the city.
Tashkent is the only city in the Central Asia, which has underground. The metro construction was started in 1973 and in 1977 the first line began to operate. Today Tashkent metro - it is 36 stations and they differ from each other. Architectural and artistic decoration of each station depicts its name.
The peculiarity of metro is rather swallow station position. Some stations have escalators, 7 ones belong to tower type, 4 ones to arch type and one (Mustakillik) to tower-individual type. The leading architects and artists of Uzbekistan took part in designing of the stations. In interior décor there were used solid and stable materials: metal (engraving), glass, plastic, granite, marble, smalt, art ceramics, carved alabaster. Each station is originality work of art, devoted to a certain theme.
Tashkent metro has three lines: Chilonzor, Uzbekistan and Yunus-Obod. Underground is a favourite means of transport of people in Tashkent. You can go to any part of the city in no time (The interval between trains is 240 seconds). The Tashkent metro has three lines: Chilanzar, Uzbekistan and Yunus-Abad. The subway is the favorite means of transport of 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). At least one armed police officer patrols each subway station. It is illegal to take pictures inside the subway system or any of the stations because they are considered military installations.
The ticket fare for the Tashkent subway is 300 soum (≈ US$ 0.25)