Employees of the St. Petersburg metro thoroughly inspected all railroad switches and rails last night, the metro's administration says. On Tuesday, Moscow metro saw the biggest industrial catastrophe: a train derailed between the metro stations Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar. According to the latest reports, 23 people were killed and 150 were injured and sent to hospitals.
The Russian Investigative Committee has arrested two suspects in yesterday's Moscow metro tragedy. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a train derailed between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations. According to the latest information, 22 people died and July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has expressed condolences to family and friends of those who died.
The death toll in Tuesday's accident in the Moscow subway has risen to 22, a source in Moscow's medical circles said. "The overall number of those injured totals 162, 22 of them died," the source said. According to the source, there are currently 129 people injured in the accident in 15 hospitals.
Sao Paulo's metro workers voted to stay off work for a fifth day on Monday even after a court declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match. Another vote on the strike was scheduled for Monday at 1 pm local time (16:00 GMT), after a rally in downtown Sao Paulo in which they will be joined by homeless' workers and other social movements.
A Brazilian court ruled Sunday that a subway strike that has caused traffic mayhem in Sao Paulo and raised fears of transport chaos at the World Cup kick-off is illegal.
A knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree aboard a Taipei subway train Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 25 others in the worst such incident on the island, police said.
Moscow’s Metro marks its 79th birthday on Thursday. Regular service along the first underground section of 11.2 kilometres from the Sokolniki station to the Park Kultury station was launched at seven in the morning on May 15, 1935. Back then, Moscow’s Metro had only 13 stations.
Two subway trains collided in Seoul on Friday, injuring scores of people but with no immediate report of any fatalities, the emergency services said. "So far, we have a total of 78 injured, all of them lightly," a spokesman for the Seoul emergency services told AFP. One TV news channel put the number of injured at 170.
In the run-up to another Victory Day, a renovated Aquarelle train with an exhibition of canvases showing military victories (from the collection of the Grekov Studio of Military Artists) has been launched on the Arbat-Pokrovsky line of the Moscow Metro.
Be carefull, the rats are coming! Subway riders in New York were screaming, crying and practically begging for mercy after a rat got trapped in their car. A commuter's cellphone video of a rat scaring subway riders, posted by YouTube user Jinais Ponnampadikkal Kader, has gone viral. (VIDEO)
Today Moscow remembers the victims of the tragedy in the metropolitan metro. Four years have passed since the terrorists carried out their attacks.
A new metro station inspired by the works of Russia’s famous abstract painters Malevich and Kandinsky will be opened in Moscow in 2015. A 3D model of the project has been unveiled at the construction firm’s Facebook page.
Subway riders in 60 major cities across the world were shocked Sunday having seen people without pants, but no panic – the routine is part of the annual No Pants Subway Ride Day, which has spread from Beijing to Berlin and from Madrid to Sydney.
A blaze has put on lockdown an above-the-ground monorail station in the Moscow subway.
Entrances and exists of the Independence Square and Khreshchatyk metro stations in Kiev are closed and the stations are being used for transfer only, the Kiev metro website reports. "Entrances and exits of the Independence Square and Khreshchatyk metro stations are closed today, on December 11, 2013, because of mass events, and the stations are being used for transfer from one [metro] line to another," says the report posted on Wednesday morning.
The Kiev police have received an anonymous phone call claiming a bomb threat at three Kiev metro stations, Teatralnaya, Khreshchatyk and Independence Square, the city police department said on Monday. Demolition experts, police canine units and other services have departed for the metro stations, the department said.
Moscow metro crews dealt with the short circuit in the "gray line's" tunnel before the firemen arrived, a source in the Moscow emergency situations department press service said. There were no casualties reported.
Firemen are on their way to the area of the Moscow Serpukhovskaya metro station where smoke has been reported, a source in the city emergency services said. Smoke is thick in the lobby and the underground passage of the Serpukhovskaya metro station near 19/37, Bolshaya Serpukhovskaya Street, he said. Firemen have been tasked to find the source of the smoke.
Anastasia Volochkova has decided to support the action announced in the capital's underground before the Olympics in Sochi: by doing 30 sit-ups, anyone can get a free ticket to the subway. Ballerina went down to the Moscow subway and made 30 grand-plie in the lobby of the metro station Vystavochnaya.