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A spaceship's interior

Subway station Anděl on Prague’s yellow Metro Line B, Prague, Czech Republic


Some background information:


Anděl Metro station was built between 1977 and 1985, designed in the Soviet style by Soviet architects and dedicated to the Czechoslovak–Soviet friendship. Its original name was Moskevská, after the city of Moscow. In the same year the station Prazhskaya, named after Prague, was opened on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. The station was renamed to Anděl in 1990, after the nearby Anděl neighbourhood.


Anděl station has two exits, leading to the two underground vestibules. One vestibule is directly in the Anděl neighborhood, next to the shopping mall and the other is at "Na Knížecí", a big bus station where many buses leave for other parts of the city.


As our hotel was nearby Anděl Metro station just a short walk of two minutes away, it used to be the station which we frequented most.


Prague Metro is the fastest means of transportation around the city of Prague. It serves about one and a half million passengers a day, which makes it the seventh busiest metro system in Europe.


The metro comprises three lines, each of which is represented by its own colour on the maps and signs: Line A (green), Line B (yellow) and Line C (red). There are 57 stations in total (three of which are transfer stations) connected by nearly 60 kilometres of mostly underground railways. Over 620 million passengers use the Prague Metro every year.


Many stations are quite large, with several entrances spaced relatively far apart. This can often lead to confusion, especially at the central hubs such as Můstek, Muzeum and Florenc. It is not enough to merely get off at the right station. One must also choose the right way out to the surface, otherwise one can easily find oneself five or ten minutes' walking distance from the required destination. However in general the stations are well signposted even for those who’re unfamiliar with the Czech language.

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Taken on October 3, 2010