Frightened and frustrated, thousands of commuters poured out of Moscow’s Metro system in the wake of this morning’s attacks.
Emerging at the height of the morning rush hour, they had to contend with traffic jams, taxi drivers doubling their prices and a mobile phone system under severe strain.
“I think it`s a disgrace, it is scary that we are not protected.” said one woman.
It is six years since there has been such a serious attack in Moscow and in the intervening time, many have become complacent about the risk – but not any more: “Of course, to some extent, I am frightened but we live in Moscow, it`s like sitting on a powder keg. We shouldn’t panic.”, said one, while another added:“I think it is dreadful that an attack happened right here, it`s like a war was on”
Both stations are on the red line – one of the busiest in Moscow.
Part of the line was closed and others were hit by delays, but the entire system is running again as normal.