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Question #26650 posted on 07/17/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How fast do the metro cars go in St. Petersburg as opposed to in Moscow? And which city has deeper metro stations?

- Mirlda, from St. Petersburg

A: Dear Mirlda,

According to this site, the average speed for St. Petersberg trains in the city (in 2002) is 10 miles per hour (or 16 km/h). St. Petersberg has deeper metro stations, in fact St. Petersberg has the deepest metro stations in the world (see here). Moscow metro cars have an average speed of 41.6 kilometers per hour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Metro), or 25.8 miles per hour. So, the St. Petersburg metro runs deeper, but the Moscow metro is faster.

читаю и потом пишу (I read and then I write),