Tashkent metro or Tashkent subway currently the only underground in Central Asia. Tashkent subway construction began in 1968-1970, and the first line (which received the name later Chilonzor) 12.2 km long and 9 station was built in 1976, but was put into operation in 1977. The second phase of this line was put into operation in 1980. The first part of the second line of the Tashkent metro (Uzbekistan) was introduced in place in operation in 1984, and became completely function since 1992. During the years of independence, has been designed and put into use of the residents and guests of the capital, in September 2001. the first part of the third line (Yunusabad line). Today Tashkent metro has 3 lines (Chilonzor, Uzbekistan and Yunus-Abad), 29 stations with a total length of 37.5 km.