Did you know that there is an underground station which goes to a depth of 105.5 meters deep? Its escalator will take you down to the centre of the earth in order to get on one of its trains.
Amazing, right?
Do you know where we can find this escalator?
It is the Arsenalna in Kiev!
The fact that Arsenalna is the deepest underground station in the world is not for trivial reasons, nor for the sake of featuring in the Guinness Book of Records.
When building Kiev’s metro system, the Dnieper river was in the way. Bridges were built over the river at some points (something that is done in many other cities, such as for example in the London underground, where only 45% of trains go through tunnels), but at others, such as in Arsenalna, the decision was taken to lay the track more than a hundred metres underground.
And that’s why the ride on the escalators can take up to five minutes (with several different stretches before you get to the platform).


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