metro under construction - sort of

Man digs his own subway system

Frustrated with the poor condition of the roads in Lebedyan, his home  village in central Russia, Leonid Mulyarchik has taken matters intohis own hands and is building an underground system. Since starting work in 1984, Mulyarchik, 67, has dug a tunnel more than 1,200ft long. He will also be supplying the rolling stock, all automated, and has made mini-tunnels in certain spots in case his neighbors want a metro of their own. Tell me you wouldn't want this guy living next door.

In May 2010, it was announced that the metro would be opening in just a month or two. Mulyarchik gave up on the project and so had even more in common with many transit agencies.

He reportedly died on September 25, 2011. He will be missed.

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