launched in 1977 Tashkent metro was the first metro built in Central Asia. Uniquely beautiful and distinctive, the Tashkent metro is considered to be one of the fascinating in the world. Unlike most of the former Soviet metro stations, the system is shallow, its analog is the Minsk Metro. The Tashkent metro includes four lines, 59.5 kilometers long, and 43 stations with 31 underground, 9 aboveground, and 3 aboveground.
Tashkent Metro has uniquely composed and finished in marble, granite, glass, ceramics, and alabaster. Most of the themes focused on a certain theme often expressed in the station’s name. For instance, Kosmonavtlar Station located on the O’zbekiston Line references Soviet cosmonauts and honors the Soviet Space Program.
The ticket fare for the Tashkent subway 1 400 soum (0.13 USD) (May 2021). From 1996 till November 1, 2020 in the metro were used the plastic tokens. However, in 2020, payment in the Tashkent metro is carried out only in a contactless way: through unified transport cards “ATTO”, bank cards with an NFC chip (Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay, HUMO, Mir), generated QR codes in mobile applications and one-time ticket with a QR code.
The last fourth line of the Tashkent metro “Thirty Years of Independence of Uzbekistan” the former Circle Line opened in December 2020 (completely overground). Renamed by a presidential decree in honor of the 30th anniversary of the state independence of Uzbekistan.