Belgrade does not have a subway. I know, that’s bad. We need it and 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 railway standards). There is usually not a lot of people there, which is one of the reasons I love going there. But there are a few other interesting things about this station, one of them being:
The escalators. An interesting thing about the escalators 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 25 seconds. Which is not the usual amount 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.
And on the plus side, when it gets cold and rainy outside, just go down the escalators. You will have 85 seconds to think about what to do next (with your life).