Is This the World’s Most Pristine Subway System?

A post over on Gizmodo tipped us off to the new Altmay Metro in Kazakhstan, a project that, thanks to a long delay following the fall of the Soviet Union, took a whopping 23 years to complete from start to finish. Apparently now that it’s finally open, it has become quite the attraction for tourists looking to take advantage of the photo opp. And who can blame them? Look how clean and shiny those marble floors are! How about those sharply-dressed attendants? Even the microchip-enabled fare cards make us inexplicably happy. They look just like casino chips. Click through to take a tour of the underground, and if you’re like us, prepare to experience some serious public transportation envy.

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