Opened in 1935 with one 11 kilometers line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. Currently, Moscow Metro has 182 stations. Its route length is 301.2 kilometers. The system is mostly underground, with the deepest section located at 84 meters below ground, at Park Pobedy station. The Moscow Metro is the world's second most heavily used rapid transit system after Tokyo's twin subway.

The basic feature of Moscow metro is a good combination of reliability, comfort and transportation speed in tough conditions of a modern metropolis. It is the most popular kind of transport used by approximately 9 million passengers.
At present Moscow metro share among other kinds of transport makesup 56%.
Every day 9829 trains run over 12 lines of the system (298,2 km and 180 stations) with the minimum headway of 90 seconds.