On April 08, students of the Pre-university Training Department for Foreign Citizens of the Institute of International Education of RTU MIREA visited the People's Museum of the Moscow Metro. The museum is located in the Career Guidance Center in the lobby of the Vystavochnaya metro station on the Filevskaya line and is dedicated to the history of the Moscow metro.
On the tour, the children were able to get acquainted with documents and photographs that tell about the largest transport enterprise in Moscow, the history of its creation, the construction of the first lines, and the operation of metro stations. Foreign students saw working models of escalators and turnstiles, an extensive collection of tokens and travel tickets (including the first ticket sold on the opening day of the subway on May 15, 1935), found out the difference between old trains and new ones, visited an authentic train cabin, learned what dispatchers see every day on the screens of their computers and how the climate control system works underground.
The museum exposition has many elements of interactivity: tourists can fix traffic lights, go through different types of turnstiles, perform security work and check luggage. The simulator aroused particular admiration and interest with the students allowing everyone to take on the role of a driver.