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Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow Metro Line Works

Moscow in 2018 set a record, commissioning 17 underground metro stations, building 33 km of tracks and 3 train maintenance facilities: on 22.03.2018 the 3 new stations (Okruzhnaya, Verkhnye Likhobory and Seligerskaya) on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line (Light Green Line); on 30.08.2018 in a only one part the 3 stations (Michurinsky Prospekt, Ozernaya, Govorovo, Solntsevo, Borovskoye Shosse, Novoperedelkino and Rasskazovka) on the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya (Yellow Line); on 20.12.2018 the Belomorskaya station, between River Station and Khovrino, for the Zamoskvoretskaya line; five stations (Petrovsky Park, CSKA, Khoroshovskaya, Shelepikha and Delovoi Tsentr) on the first north-west segment of Big Circle Line (BCL) segment on 26.02.2018 and the sixth BIG’s Savyolovskaya station, built at a 65 m depth, on 20.12.2018.


Sokolnicheskaya Line

The Sokolnicheskaya Line (Red Line), the original metro line (the section between the Komsomolskaya and Park Kultury stations with a branch to the Smolenskaya station), was opened on the 15 May 1935. Symbolically, this line was the first to reach the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas. The Rumyantsevo and Salaryevo stations were opened in the newly annexed areas in 2016. Today there are 22 stations on the Red line. The construction of the 12 km section in New Moscow with 4 stations  (Filatov Lug and Prokshino: above the ground; Olkhovaya and Kommunarka/Stolbovo: underground) has been completed. On 14.01.2019 was the first technical launch of trains between Salaryevo and Kommunarka. In May, the site is planned to open for passengers.  By 2023 the Sokolnicheskaya line will be extended for another 2.6 km to Potapovo station (working name  Novomoskovskaya), the new terminal station, located in the area of Potapovskaya Roshcha Street.


Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line

Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line (Yellow line) is the longest in the Moscow subway. The Solntsevo depot, opened in Spring 2018, will carry out maintenance and running repairs of  the metro line.

The 5.2km extension of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line between Rasskazovka and Vnukovo stations has been approved. It will run along Borovsky highway with 2 new stations: Pykhtino, near the village of the same name and the Solntsevo Park; Vnukovo, near the airport parking lots.

By metro non stop and without interchanges passengers are able to get from Novokosino district to Rasskazovka and in the future to Vnukovo airport, the only airport to have a metro. The opening of new stations will also increase the level of transport service for Vnukovo Airport and will increase passenger traffic by 1.5 times.


Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line

At the beginning of January 2019 they approved the project for the 3.1km Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line extension from the future Lianozovo station, near the railway platform with the same name, to Severny in the north-east of Moscow. The extension of the light green metro line will have 3 new stations: Ulitsa 800-letiya Moskvy and Lianozovo and will be in place by 2022 and later on the Severny station will be built. The traffic on the Dmitrovskoye highway and adjacent roads will be reduced.


Kozhukhovskaya Line

The Kozhukhovskaya Line (Pink Line), will be opened stage by stage, is going to be over 17 km long with 8 stations (Nizhegorodskaya Ulitsa, Stakhanovskaya, Okskaya, Yugo-Vostochnaya, Kosino, Ulitsa Dmitriyevskogo, Lukhmanovskaya and Nekrasovka). Six of them will receive transit links/hubs. The Nekrasovka-Lukhmanovskaya-Ulitsa Dmitriyevskogo-Kosino section has now been dug and installation work has got underway. The tunnels between Nizhegorodskaya and Kosino are being bored by a 10-m TBM, making them wide enough for both tracks, this is unusual for Moscow, where most tunnels are single track.

The line will not operate to full capacity because several more stations have to be built to fully integrate the line with the rest of the metro system, so it doesn’t overload the current lines.

The new metro line will make it possible to reroute passengers from the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line and reduce trip times by 15-20 minutes.

Once launched, the Kozhukhovskaya Line will make things much easier for people in the Nizhegorodsky, Ryazansky, Vykhino-Zhulebino, Kosino-Ukhtomsky, Nekrasovka, Tekstilshchiki and Kuzminki districts, as well those in the Moscow region’s city of Lyubertsy.

Nizhegorodskaya will be a hub for two lines: Nekrasovskaya and the Big Circle Line. The station will have two platforms and four tracks: the pink line in the middle and the Big Circle Line on the outsides.


Kommunarskaya Line

The metro’s Kommunarskaya Line is to be finished before the end of 2023.

According to head of the city’s Construction Department Andrei Bochkaryov, the new line will be about 22 km long. The project will proceed in two stages. First, the section from the Sevastopolsky Prospekt station to Ulitsa Novatorov will be built, followed by the section from Ulitsa Novatorov to the Stolbovo station. The line will include ten stations: Sevastopolsky Prospekt, Akademicheskaya, Ulitsa Stroitelei, Ulitsa Novatorov, Peoples’ Friendship University, Ulitsa Generala Tyuleneva, Slavyansky Mir, Mamyri, Komunarka and Stolbovo.


The Moscow Metro will have a total route-length of over 450 km by 2022. The system will be fully operational by 2023 having built 134 km of metro lines, 55 stations and 7 depot stations for maintenance and repair of trains. The metro lines, including the surface MCD (Moscow Central Diameters) railways line, the MCC (Moscow Central Circle) rail line with the only Ploshchad Gagarina underground station and the underground metro, will be about 1,000 km long.

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