Yekaterinburg

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Yekaterinburg, known at the time as Sverdlovsk, crossed the threshold of a population of 1 million at the end of the 1960s. However, planning for a metro network started only in the late 1970s. Construction started only in 1980 and lasted until 26 April 1991, when the first section of the system was finally opened to the public. By August 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union had started. The central government earmarked funds to help expand the first segment, which counted only three stations. Yet, virtually nothing was added to the single line from 1994. By 2002, expansion started again.

Yekaterinburg in Wikipedia

Yekaterinburg metro logo.png

The Yekaterinburg metro logo is a green M in a blue tunnel-like shape.

The plastic tokens of Yekaterinburg have a magnetised metallic insert. The insert serves as an additional check on entry into the system. An essay for the Yekaterinburg metro exists. It is a Moscow metro token, plated with a white metal. The test failed and the token was not issued for circulation.

Yekaterinburg metro in Wikipedia

Yekaterinburg, Russia
RUY01.jpg
Filename RUY01
Side 1 ЕКАТЕРИНБУРГ Yekaterinburg
Side 2 M logo
Manufacture black plastic (varieties exist)
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes Put into circulation on December 20, 1992.

RUY01 varieties

Source Kozhara
RUY02.jpg
Filename RUY02
Side 1 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН.
Side 2 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН.
Manufacture Steel clad with bronze.
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes It was put into circulation in 1994.
Source Kozhara
RUY02a.jpg
Filename RUY02a
Side 1 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН.
Side 2 M logo, МОСКОВСКИЙ МЕТРОПОЛИТЕН.
Manufacture Steel clad with nickel.
Size (mm) 25
Weight (grams)
Notes It was put into circulation in 1994.
Source Kozhara