Belgrade does not have a subway. I know, that’s bad. We need it very much so. And they have been talking about it forever now. But we do have this thing called ‘Beovoz’ (Beotrain) that kinda goes from one side of the city to the other. And it goes underground for some part of it.
The monument of Vuk railway station is one of the stops that are underground. It opened in 1995 and it’s pretty modern (for our standards of railway). There are usually not a lot of people there, which is one of the reasons I love going there, because other than Beovoz nothing really goes there. You can ride on Beovoz with the city transport card that you can get at any kiosk. But there are a few very interesting things about this station, one of them being:
The escalators. The interesting thing about this escalator is its length, official data says that it’s 60 meters long. I measured the time I needed to get from the top to the bottom of them (and vice versa) and it’s 1 minute and 25 seconds. Which is not the usual amount of time you spend going down an escalator. Plus the angle of inclination is something to pay attention to. With no usual advertisements on the walls, which you would expect to find there, you get a very specific vibe of the place, one I think everyone should experience. It may calm you down or stress you out, who knows.