Expert opinion

Metro construction is our main activity, as it was and as it will be

The general director of Metrostroy company in Saint Petersburg, which has been making almost all the underground metro construction works throughout the history of local metro system, was elected on June 19, 2017. The son of the previous director, who leaded the company for 26 years, got majority of the voices. In the interviews Nikolay Alexandrov tells about the future possible changes for Metrostroy and reveals some plans.

The science implemented underground

Considering the rapid development of the transport industry, including metro systems, we decided to ask about scientific contributions into the transport infrastructure the Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University professor, Alexander Petrovich Ledyaev. 

Nobody constructs as much as we do in Moscow now

Deputy Mayor of Moscow on City Planning Policy and Construction Marat Khusnullin told the newspaper KM about record volume of new housing, opening of new schools and metro stations. 

The architectural form and signature features of the Russian metro systems

Dmitry Boitsov, the Head of the Architectural and Construction Department, OAO NIPII Lenmetrogiprotrans, talks about heritage and contemporary trends in architectural design of metro objects in Russia and abroad. 

Underground transport must be a part of the transport system

Scientific approaches to the formation of the transport system and necessity of underground space use for urban transport infrastructure development were discussed with Oleg BELYJ, Joint Scientific Board for interdisciplinary transport systems Chairman and Saint Petersburg Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences Deputy Chairman in his interview for Undergroundexpert.info.