The underground Russian tunnel system covers thousands of miles under the city and young Russians have taken to exploring the system. If you can stomach the smell of the sewage there are abandoned caves and thousands of miles of tunnels to explore in this eerie underworld.
Sewer and storm water lines add up to 11,300km in Calgary a relatively young city compared to a European beast like Moscow. Adding in subway lines (Moscow has two, one military and one civilian) as well as utility tunnels, aqueducts and likely catacombs it is entirely conceivable that Moscow has at least ten times the mileage as a city like Calgary.
Adventurous Moscowvites preparing to kayak in the tunnels…
The underground tunnel and river system of Moscow…
The Moscow subway system has the biggest ridership of all metro systems throughout the world, with 3.2 billion riders annually traveling on 12 subway lines to 172 stations. In total, the Moscow Metro covers approximately 178 miles. On an average weekday, the subway itself carries about 8.2 million passengers. While most of the Moscow trains run underground, some lines cross bridges and provide scenic views of the Moskva River and the Yauza River.
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