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The system is more like fast tram. Only the downtown part is a full metro - underground and pretty interesting. Unfortunately the 'steel city' didnt build much - just few stations in the city core, the rest is more or less old tram lines. All the projects - once massive and interesting - are now gone.
As we entered the metro in the city center and tryed to buy a single tickets we couldnt find any machine for that. You can buy a monthly passes but where the heck is the vending machine with just a regular single ones? Then we went down to the plattforms and wanted first just to have a look at the station and trains. Here on the platform we saw for the first time, that the downtown section is free of charge, so we hopped on the next coming train and travelled 2 maybe 3 stations. Inside the train we saw the info about tickets. You can buy them at the driver. Really? What is this? That info should be visible in the whole system and especially at the station entrances!
I wish the system would grow. Maybe not at once, but extending the line to the west step by step would be great.