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The station will become part of MCD-4 “Kievsko-Gorkovsky”, which will unite the most important railway stations in the capital.
Sergei Sobyanin opened after reconstruction the suburban Vnukovo station of the Kiev direction of the Moscow railway (MZhD).
“We continue to work on the Kiev direction of the Moscow railway and its connection with the Gorky direction. MCD-4 is perhaps the most complex, the most capacious, the most ambitious project of all MCDs. We have been building it for three or four years intensively: this is the construction of the third and fourth main tracks, the connection with the Belarusian and Gorky railways, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.
He noted that this unique project will connect the Gorky and Kiev directions of the Moscow Railways, as well as the railway stations of the capital. Large-scale work is now underway near Komsomolskaya Square, in the Moscow City area and not only. In parallel, new stations and other passenger infrastructure are being built.
The Vnukovo station is located in the Vnukovsky settlement between the Lesnoy Gorodok and Michurinets stations of the Kiev direction of the Moscow Railway.
About 1.9 thousand passengers use it daily. The construction of residential buildings is actively underway in the district, so it is expected that by 2025 Vnukov’s passenger traffic may grow to 5.5 thousand people per day.
The trip from Vnukov to Kievsky railway station takes about half an hour, while by car during rush hour Muscovites spend twice as much time on the same route – about an hour.
“The commissioning of this facility – Vnukov – was planned for April, in April we commissioned it. Its opening allows you to get from Vnukovo to Kievsky railway station in just 35 minutes, which is incomparable with the travel time by car. We understand that the area of the stopping point of four thousand square meters is designed for the future. We believe that in 2025 about five and a half thousand people a day will use this infrastructure, ”said Oleg Toni, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways.
Before the reconstruction, Vnukovo station was a typical stop for commuter trains – it included an open platform and a pedestrian flooring across the tracks. Minimum comfort was provided for passengers.
The complex reconstruction of the station was started in the first quarter of 2019 and took two years. It ended in April 2021. During the reconstruction period, a temporary wooden platform was used for boarding and disembarking passengers.
On the site of the old Vnukovo station, a modern suburban station with an area of 4.2 thousand square meters was built. The reconstruction made it possible to create a reserve of carrying capacity for many years. A new island platform was erected at the station with a full-length canopy to protect passengers from bad weather. An SOS counter, benches and electronic displays with information about the arrival of the train were installed on the platform.
Comfortable conditions were created for passengers, including a barrier-free environment for passengers with limited mobility. You can get to the platform via an elevated pedestrian crossing (concourse) across the railroad tracks. There are elevators and escalators, and from the lobbies you can go to Zheleznodorozhnaya Street and Minsk Highway.
In the passenger terminal, two ticket offices were equipped, in one of which the window is below the usual level so that passengers who move in a wheelchair do not experience discomfort when buying a ticket. In addition, a dynamic navigation system, turnstiles and toilets were installed.
For heating in the cold season, the suburban train station was equipped with thermal curtains and infrared heaters.
The new station is decorated in a high-tech style. Thanks to the panoramic glazing of the passenger terminal, lobbies and overpass, there will be sufficient natural light at the station during the daytime.
For residents of the Moscow Region Odintsovo-1 microdistrict, in the course of joint work by the Government of the Moscow Region and Russian Railways, a convenient pedestrian path from the railway station to the crossing on the Minsk highway was arranged.
It is planned that the improvement of the adjacent territory will continue. Passengers will be equipped with special sheds from the station to the stops of surface urban transport, which ensure the transition according to the principle of “dry feet”. In addition, it is planned to reconstruct and install two modern stopping points.
For vehicles near the station, a reversal ring will be organized. There will be additional pedestrian crossings and traffic lights, areas for parking and bicycle rental (bicycle sharing), a taxi stand, intercepting parking for 805 cars and a multi-level garage with an area of 22.15 thousand square meters.
Now the construction of a highway from Borovskoye to Minsk highway is underway, which will partially run parallel to the tracks of the Kiev direction of the Moscow Railways. The new road will improve the accessibility of railway stations and open up new public transport routes.
The fourth diameter is the longest and most difficult in terms of construction.
In order to open MCD-4, it is necessary to link the disparate directions of the Moscow Railway, so now gigantic and complex work is being carried out on several sections. The Kalanchevskaya – Kurskaya section is being reconstructed, and a double-track connecting line is being built between the Kiev and Belorussky directions of the Moscow Railways. It will house three new stations: Poklonnaya Gora, Kutuzovskaya and Testovskaya (Kamushki).
In addition, two transport hubs are being built in the Kiev direction – Aminevskaya and Minskaya stations, which will provide convenient transfers between the MCD and the metro.
The total length of MCD-4 “Kievsko-Gorkovsky” will be 86 kilometers, it will have 39 stopping points. The terminal stations will be Aprelevka Kievsky direction and Zheleznodorozhnaya Gorkovsky direction of Moscow Railways.
MCD-4 will connect seven central railway stations (Kurskiy, Yaroslavskiy, Kazanskiy, Leningradskiy, Savelovskiy, Rizhskiy and Belorusskiy) and create 18 transfers to the metro and the MCC.
It is planned that MCD-4 will open in 2023.
“Last year alone, we built and reconstructed five stations in this direction. This year it is necessary to build seven more, including such large ones as the stations at the stations Kutuzovskaya, Aminevskaya. The latter will generally be connected to the BCL, and then from here it will be possible to get to the nearest metro station in 25 minutes. A very large-scale, very large-scale project. But thank God, now its end is already visible, because it is no longer designing, but the construction of all sections, ”the Moscow Mayor explained.
Modern comfortable MCD-4 trains will run at intervals of up to five to six minutes at rush hour and without daily breaks. The MCD-4 train fleet is planned to be renewed by 2025.
The daily passenger traffic of the fourth diameter, according to forecasts, will amount to 455 thousand people, which is 84 percent more than today’s figures. The opening of MCD-4 will improve transport services in 23 districts of Moscow, where more than 2.5 million people live. Residents of settlements near Moscow, including Aprelevka, Reutov and others, will find it easier to get to the capital.
Travel time for residents of the Moscow region will be reduced to 13 percent, and for residents of Moscow – up to 38 percent. The redistribution of passenger traffic will relieve the load on the sections of eight metro lines – Koltseva, Zamoskvoretskaya, Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya, Filevskaya, Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya, Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya, Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya and Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya.
Outbound highways – Kievskoe, Borovskoe, Kosinskoe, Nosovikhinskoe highways and Entuziastov highway will be unloaded for more than five thousand cars per day.
How is the Kiev direction of MZD developing
Reconstruction of Vnukovo station is part of a large-scale development program for the Kiev direction of Moscow Railways. It also includes the transformation of old railway platforms into modern city stations, the construction of new stations, additional third and fourth main tracks on the Moscow – Aprelevka section. The work is being carried out within the framework of the project for the creation of the fourth Moscow Central Diameter (MCD-4) “Kievsko-Gorkovsky”.
In 2020–2021, five stations of the future MCD-4 were opened in the Kiev direction, including the new Sanino station and the reconstructed stations Pobeda, Michurinets, Krekshino and Vnukovo. By the end of this year, it is planned to complete the reconstruction of five more stations: Kokoshkin, Aprelevka, Tolstopaltseva, Meshcherskaya and Matveevskaya. In addition, the construction of the large city railway station Aminevskaya and the first stage of construction of the Minskaya railway station will be completed.
Aminevskaya and Minskaya form large transport hubs with transfers at the metro stations of the Bolshaya Koltsevskaya and Solntsevskaya lines, respectively. At the same time, Aminevskaya will become the first convenient metro transfer station for passengers traveling from the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas and the region to the center of the capital. For example, for residents of Vnukovo, the trip to Aminevskaya will take only 20-25 minutes.
In parallel, another complex project is being implemented – the construction of a four-kilometer double-track connecting line between the Kiev and Belorussky directions of the Moscow Railways. Part of the line will run along the flyover over the MCC and 3rd Magistralnaya Street The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.
Three new stations will appear on the connecting line – Poklonnaya Gora, Kutuzovskaya and Testovskaya (Kamushki). From Kutuzovskaya it will be possible to change trains to the stations of the same name on the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) and the metro, and from Testovskaya to the Mezhdunarodnaya metro station, MCC Delovoy Tsentr station and Testovskaya MCD-1 station.
Due to this line, the Kiev direction is integrated with the MCC. It is currently the only radial branch that is not connected to the ring.
Until 2022, the number of transfer stations between suburban stations of the Kiev direction and the metro will increase from one to five. Thanks to the new stations, passengers will be able to build convenient travel routes around the city and save travel time bypassing busy stations in the center.
Central transport hub: plans for the year
Construction of new and reconstruction of existing tracks is planned this year. Also, at the Central Transport Hub, it is planned to complete work at 12 city stations:
– Bakovka MCD-1 (the station was opened on January 14, 2021);
– Printers MCD-2;
– Shchukinskaya MCD-2;
– Aminevskaya MCD-4;
– Aprelevka MCD-4;
– Vnukovo MCD-4;
– Kokoshkine MCD-4;
– Matveevskaya MCD-4;
– Meshcherskaya MCD-4;
– Minsk MCD-4;
– Tolstopaltseve MCD-4;
– Vostochny railway station as part of TPU “Cherkizovo”.
The second stage of the southern lobby will be opened at Okruzhnaya MCD-1 station.
At the MCC, it is planned to open additional lobbies at ZIL and Lokomotiv stations, as well as two transit pedestrian crossings across the railway tracks in the alignment of Vrubel Street and Starokoptevsky Lane.
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