In february of 1985 issued the order of Ministry of Railways on measures to ensure the start of the first stage of the Gorky metro.
In september from Moscow to Gorky came the first of three trains.
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19 November 1985 held a solemn meeting dedicated to the start of the first section of the Gorky metro – «Moskovskaya» - «Proletarskaya». Symbolic key to the start of the first stage took the head of the metro B. Zavgorodniy and gave it to engine drivers A. Mikhalev and V. Yakushev, which held its first passenger train.
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20 November 1985 on the first section began the regular train traffic.