The first ever café has opened inside the Moscow Metro, offering travelers 40 different types of cakes and biscuits.
The café, located at Sretensky Boulevard, will not be the only one. The metro is planning to roll out a whole chain of underground cafés. The next eatery will be opened at Mitino.
Currently, there are dozens of fast-food stalls in underpasses and stations which do not offer any seating.
The project, which is part of the mayor’s ambitious plan to improve connections between the capital and its suburbs, has been announced by the city authorities.
In as little as five years, the authorities plan to build a whopping 79 kilometers of new metro lines, with 27 so-called “light rail” stations and another 16 standard ones.
In the recent past, it took the authorities years to construct a single station.