Description of the image

The image shows a subway station, with a platform, on which people are waiting, and in front of it a subway car, more precisely the first in the chain, respectively the main wagon with the driver’s cab on the left.

At the top of the image is shown the pediment, as a thin rectangle, horizontal and very elongated, full in relief.

Above it there are five people, standing, framed by two entrances, in the form of large squares, filled with dotted texture.

The wagon is represented in the form of a rectangular box, full of relief, with rounded corners, at the base of which are also the wheels, as thick circles fastened by a horizontal line, representing the rails.

The left end of the subway show is the driver’s cabin, which has a window, rendered as empty, and the upper vehicle body, from the outside view, narrowed to the left.

The double doors in the center of the wagon are highlighted by a vertical rectangle, filled with texture of oblique and parallel lines, and the windows of the windows are rendered by two horizontal and hollow rectangles.

Historical data

Industrialization was one of the greatest promises of communism and perhaps the only successful one. In Romania’s case, the communist period brought major changes and modernization in the field of industry. One of the most important implementations was the construction of an underground transport system.

Since 1908, a plan for the construction of a subway line in Bucharest appears, through the licensing work of Dimitrie Leonida (Bibliography 1). However, the plan construction of the underground network would start to be implemented much later.

There was an attempt to start the project even in 1952, but without success. Only in 1971, the Popular Council of the Municipality of Bucharest set up a commission that had the role of documenting the progress of the underground transport system ( Bibliography 2).

Three years later, in 1974 it was officially decided to start the construction, which would have three buses: Stăvilarul Ciurel – Titan (bus I), Pipera – Berceni (bus II), and the third bus would connect all the city’s districts. Bibliography 3. The following year, the project is started Bibliography 4.


  1. Lucian Nastasă, Itinerarii spre lumea savantă: tineri din spațiul românesc la studii în străinătate, 1864-1944, Cluj-Napoca, Editura Limes, 2006, p. 238.
    2. Antoaneta Etves, Trenul subteran face noi opriri. Două stații de metrou de deschid astăzi! Cât a construit Ceaușescu și câte stații s-au dat în folosință în ultimii 27 de ani. Galerie FOTO, disponibil online la aceesat la 03.12.2018.
    3. Constantin Vitanos, Alexandru-Claudiu Vitanos, România de la “Marea cea mare” : ţinut original – îmbogăţeşte patrimoniul umanității. Opinii externe, București, Editura Mica Valahie, 2018, p. 29.
    4. Ibidem.

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