Amur tiger in the Moscow Metro

Amur tiger in the Moscow Metro

29 July 2016

A Striped Express themed train was launched in the Moscow Metro on International Tiger Day. The train runs on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line. Each of its eight carriages tells a story about the life of Amur tigers and Far Eastern leopards.


“Today, the Moscow Metro is launching a new Striped Express themed train. It’s not the first such train. Earlier, a similar themed train set off on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line. Ticket offices have received special tickets designed in the Striped Express style,” Pavel Nabatov, acting chief of the Varshavskoye maintenance facility, said.


Pavel Sulyandziga, a spokesman for the UN working group on indigenous and small-numbered peoples, noted that by committing itself to protect the Amur tiger population, the government assumed a very important mission. “For me and my people, the fact that such a train has been launched is a thread that connects Moscow with remote corners of Russia,” he said.


The info-graphics and interactive materials posted on the walls of the carriages contain interesting facts about the world’s rarest wild cats.


The Striped Express themed train launched on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line last year was decorated with photos of plants and animals of the Far East. Each carriage was devoted to one of the four seasons.