Today is a big day for us all. Well, at least for the people in Bucharest that use public transportation.

We’ve been waiting this moment since 1989. I’m proud to say that they opened the new subway stations, 4 to be more precise. I know that it doesn’t sound like much, but they actually finished them, after 19 years. They were saying that the new stations would be finished by 2004 (I’ve found an online article about it, sadly it’s in Romanian), guess what were in 2008, what a shocker:

Well, since they opened it, we decided to try it and see what took them so long to finish them (besides not having money). So this morning, we woke up earlier and we went for it. People, pay attention, cause we’re making history here, cause we went on the first day, at the first hours of the morning (the sun wasn’t up).

I sincerely liked the fact that they actually used colors, green, yellow and orange. That’s an improvement, cause all the other stations are all grey and very depressing. But, there weren’t many people taking the subway at 6 in the morning, and like me and Johnny, most of them were curious about it.

The downside is that they used old trains, but if they aren’t broken why not use them. Plus I like the graffiti on them, it gives a nice touch.

And this is where the subway takes you:

Right outside Bucharest. In the first picture it says “Goodbye, have a nice trip” (with just two words). So there you have it, the new subway stations brought to you by yours truly.

I know that our public transportation doesn’t compare with the ones from Russia or even Japan, but I would rather have a nice quiet ride to work then to be pushed in the subway, or to forget where I am supposed to be going because I would feel like in a museum.

If you’re interested here’s a link to a website that presents the best subways in the world

http://www.wired.com/culture/design/multimedia/2008/06/gallery_trains