The 10 station, 13.4 km
Yerevan metro was opened in March, 1981. The line is currently being
extended, and a second line is in the planning stages. Two of the 10 stations
are above ground. Since photographs are illegal in the subway, it was
almost impossible to
locate a photo to display of this
award winning metro. Suffice it to say that when it comes to former Eastern Bloc
and FSU rolling stock, you may have seen something similar in the past.
Due to Yerevan's new minibus service,
metro ridership is dramatically down, from 280,000 to about 44,000.
Yerevan also has a tram system which opened in 1906.
It is in danger of being
closed. According to
the tram system closed in January 2004. From several points, you can see
Yerevan, and Armenia in general, is known to be a bastion of
by station description
Contact: Erevan Metropolitan
375010 Ploshchad Lenina
Dom Pravitelstva 2