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  • Kazan': all new in the Putin era;
  • Samara and Nizniy Novgorod: now these are more the pattern I was thinking of, with some extensions finished in the early Yeltsin era and construction re-starting in the Putin era;
  • Sankt Petersburg: one line got extensions throughout the Yeltsin era, but under Putin, three lines expanded simultaneously and Line 5 is now in the works.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 02:10:00 PM EST
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Keep in mind that opening under the Putin Admin doesn't mean the projects weren't started under Yeltsin.  I don't know that the av. time it takes to finish an extension is, but work on the stop after Prazhskaya, which opened in 2000, was underway in 1995.  Likewise, if a line opened in 1992, I'm sure it was started back in the USSR...

Interesting question about who funds it.  In Chicago everyone is always screaming because the CTA is a mess, but the funds come from the state and federal government, which don't seem to grasp how important it is to the city...

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Jul 8th, 2008 at 02:28:49 PM EST
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