Yekaterinburg Transportation

  • Dynamo station..
    Dynamo station..
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  • modern metrostation
    modern metrostation
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  • sunset at Yekaterinburg station
    sunset at Yekaterinburg station
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  • renting a car in Ekaterinburg

    by sverdlovsk44 Updated Jan 24, 2009

    Renting a car in Ekaterinburg was quite simple and didn't cause much problems. I just contacted a local company offering car rental services, their friendly stuff speak English well. The car was waiting for me at the airport, i signed the papers, payed in cash (credit card accepted only if you take the car from the office in downtown). My car was Peugeot 207 with gps navigator. the price was 2000 rubles =$60 which is very reasonable for me. Gave it back in the center 10 days after. (was driving with my gf around the countryside).
    Very good option. i would recommended everyone.

    Yilmaz

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    Hailing a Taxi

    by grye Written Nov 18, 2006

    getting a Taxi in Yekaterinburg is exactly like hitchhiking, so 1) if you want to get anyplace just hitch, & 2) expect to pay for it, but not really much.

    Literally just stick your hand out or up, & a car will pull over. Usually not marked as a Taxi Cab, just a car. I never had to negotiate a price myself, but there always seemed to be extensive negotiations...

    I seem to remember an "expensive" ride being: 3 people, well across town, for US $0.29 (twenty-nine cents).
    At that rate, a full day of going to the Zoo, lunch, a museum, shopping, dinner, a club, another club, a friend's crib, & back home about US$3.oo
    That's about the cost for a day pass in most major US cities on a city bus, but you get to go exactly where you want, & probably places you didn't yet know you wanted to go...

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    Metro operation

    by budapest8 Written Apr 27, 2006

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    Operation

    The Metro is a typical Soviet design,
    which when completed will form a triangle from
    three lines intersecting in the city centre.
    Currently the seven stations comprise 8.6 kilometres of length
    and are split between deep and shallow. Of the latter two are
    pillar-trispans and one is a single vault (built to Kharkov technology).
    The deep level stations compromise of one pylon, one column
    and two Leningrad technology single vault, although one was built to
    an indegious design making it appear as a single deck. Like all
    ex-Soviet Metros, the stations are elaborately decorated, although
    the economic hardships prevented for the full original designs
    to be implemented.

    The Metro is served by one depot, Kalinovskoe
    and 56 cars are assigned to it. The annual ridership
    is approximately 42.8 million people.

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    Building the metro

    by budapest8 Written Apr 27, 2006

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    Timeline

    Segment Date opened

    Prospekt Kosmonavtov-Mashinostroitelei April 26, 1991
    Mashinostroiteley-Uralskaya December 22, 1992
    Uralskaya-Ploshchad 1905 Goda December 22, 1994
    Ploshchad 1905 Goda-Geologicheskaya December 30, 2002

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    Yekaterinburg Metro

    by budapest8 Written Apr 27, 2006

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    Dynamo station..


    Yekaterinburg Metro

    Yekaterinburg Metro (Russian: Екатеринбургский Метрополитен)
    is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia.

    History

    Yekaterinburg, formerly called Sverdlovsk was
    always known as the capital of the Urals,
    a natural divide between Europe and Asia, between
    Siberia and the European Russia.
    The city grew very rapidly being an important industrial
    centre and a transport hub. Rapid transit system plans
    began to originate in the late 1970s
    and in 1980 construction began.
    Dynamo station
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    Dynamo station

    The city's uneven landscape as well as its layout with
    a very dense city centre prompted to combine deep
    level and shallow stations. On the 26 April 1991 the
    sixth Metro of Russia and the 13th and last Metro of the
    Soviet Union, which ceased to exist only a few months later,
    was finally opened to the public. However the economic crises
    of the early 1990s rocked the Metro very hard and the first stage
    encompassed only three stations. However, the then Russian
    president Boris Yeltsin diverted a lot of funds to finish the started
    construction and by 1995 the Metro doubled in length (most notable
    reason for this was due to Yekaterinburg being the president's hometown).
    However since then only one extension was made.

    Yekaterinburg Metro
    Prospekt Kosmonavtov

    Uralmash

    Mashinostroitelei

    Uralskaya

    Dinamo

    Ploshchad 1905 Goda

    Geologicheskaya

    Bazhovskaya

    Chkalovskaya

    Botanicheskaya

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    Transportation and trains

    by budapest8 Written Apr 27, 2006

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    Yekaterinburg station building built 1910
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    Yekaterinburg, still called by it soviet name
    Sverdlovsk in timetables, is an important
    railway junction on Trans-Siberian Railway,
    with lines radiating to all parts of the Urals
    and the rest of Russia. As the economic slump
    subsided, several European airlines started or
    resumed flying to the city's Koltsovo International Airport (SVX).
    These include Lufthansa, British Airways and Czech Airlines.

    The Yekaterinburg Metro was opened in 1991.

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    Train No. 16 "Ural"

    by bijo69 Written Oct 1, 2004

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    sunset at Yekaterinburg station

    A great way to travel to Yekaterinburg is by train No. 16 from Moscow Kazanskij station. It leaves Moscow at 3.17pm, arriving in Yekaterinburg at 8.30pm local time the next day. Note that all times given on the tickets and at train stations in Russia are Moscow time, Yekaterinburg time is +2. On the tickets Yekaterinburg is still refered to as Sverdlovsk, its old name.

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    Bus

    by grye Written Sep 13, 2004

    getting a Taxi in Yekaterinburg is exactly like hitchhiking, so 1) if you want to get anyplace just hitch, & 2) expect to pay for it, but not really much.

    The Busses are almost always packed solid, I joked that they were "zoo-busses" (pronounced zO-a-bus, hard "o" soft distinct "a") & it is often worth the $ to just take a taxi.
    But if they aren't packed they are fun, the people who aren't trying to rip you off are really into seeing someone from someplace else.

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    Avia to Yekaterinburg

    by Mirriko Written Jul 13, 2004

    Now it is easier than ever to get to Yekaterinburg by air. No need to book a transit flight via Moscow, because since this summer, except the local airlines, there are lots of foreign airlines going directly to the city: Malev (Hungarian Airlines), British Airways, Lufthansa, CSA (Czech Airlines), Finnair (soon).

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    .....TAXI!

    by internicholas Written Mar 15, 2004

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    .....bus transportation is good and cheap..5 Rublia. If you need a taxi...cars labeled TAXI will ask ridiculous prices especially if they know you are a tourist....I was told that what i could do is show thumb up and private cars stop!!..tell then where you want to go..and propose how much you want to pay....50 Rublia(about $1.7) is a good proposal for all destinations!!..IT WORKS ...HAD NO PROBLEM...try it!!
    ALMOST EVERYBODY IS A "..TAXI DRIVER" in this city!

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    State Transport is cheap, but not always good.

    by jfkfamily Written Aug 16, 2003
    Transport ticket.

    Tramways are red, buses are yellow, trolleybuses are white. None of them has a fixed schedule, so you can wait and wait...

    All have the same ticket price - 5 roubles, and an angry looking woman (very rarely it is a man) who sells tickets.
    Do not forget your coins - if she has no change, she will make you get off before your station.

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    You can get a plane to...

    by suvaa003 Updated Nov 20, 2002

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    this is transport in the winter

    You can get a plane to ekaterinburg, from Frankfurt, it cost around 800$. You can fly to Moscow, and take the train or a flight from there.
    This is the cheaper option.
    The train is fun, we we went from Moskow with the Ural express and we liked it very much. It took 27 hours. taking the direct flight, it takes 4 hours.
    Russian cars are not kind to pedestrians, cross only on green!
    The fair on buses and trams and trolley buses is 4 roubles a rid
    Have fun during rush hour
    Tips on flagging down a car: Stay in pairs, negotiate a price before you accept, avoid getting into cars with passengers aleready if you are alone, know the adress of where you going.

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    We took a flight from Moscow...

    by DanaK Written Aug 24, 2002

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    We took a flight from Moscow (Sheremetyevo 1) to Yekaterinburg airport. The flight took 2 hours,
    but it was tough as it was a night flight: left from
    Moscow at 1am (local time) and landed in Yekaterenburg at 5:30am (local time). The time difference with Moscow +2hours....
    taxi. be careful not to be fooled!

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    Metro

    by jeoren Written Jul 26, 2005
    modern metrostation

    Although there's only 1 metroline, you should make a trip with it. The coins you need to enter the stations are taken over from the Moscow metro, as the Moscow metro uses tickets nowadays.

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    Getting around is quite easy...

    by Ansgar Written Sep 30, 2002

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    Getting around is quite easy (mostly). We did very well with the local bus and tram-system. One day we took a suburban train, it took us to the station '1624' - not exactly a metropolis...

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