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It became part of a large transport hub of the same name, which unites MCD-2, the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line and surface urban passenger transport.
At the second Moscow Central Diameter (MCD-2), the Shchukinskaya station began to operate. Passengers after the upgrade were also received by the eponymous transport interchange hub (TPU).
“We continue the reconstruction of existing and construction of new railways, which are part of the Moscow transport hub, as well as large-scale reconstruction and construction of new city stations. This year, according to the plan, 11 of them should be built, of which five have already been built, put into operation together with the railway station and the Shchukinskaya station, which was created in the center of the transport hub, which unites the MCD-2, the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line, tram lines and a bus message. About 70 thousand passengers will use the transport hub every day, ”he noted.
Sergei Sobyaninduring the opening ceremony.
Shchukinskaya is located between Streshnevo and Tushinskaya MCD-2 stations. Its opening will improve transport services for about 170 thousand Muscovites – residents of the Shchukino and Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo districts. 49 thousand people live within walking distance from the station.
The construction of Shchukinskaya began at the end of 2018 and was completed in June 2021.
The station opened this morning and is operating normally.
“Cash desks, barrier-free environment, normal light, Wi-Fi, sanitary conditions – this is the standard of transport hubs in Moscow. As we agreed, everything here is provided for by this standard. I would also like to briefly report that all the tasks that were in our plans for the development of the Central Transport Hub in 2021 for half a year are being fulfilled as planned. There are no deviations from the schedule, ”said Oleg Toni, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways.
Station of the European level
MCD-2 now has a European-level city station. The total area of Shchukinskaya station is 6.2 thousand square meters, including a z-shaped passenger terminal with two lobbies (3.7 thousand square meters) and an island platform (2.5 thousand square meters) with a full-length canopy protecting passengers from rain, snow and sun. In the future, during the construction of additional main tracks on the section from Moscow to Nakhabino, it is planned to build an additional passenger platform (the groundwork for its construction was made in advance).
From the station, passengers can get off in the direction of Aviation Street, Vrachebny and Polesskiy proezd.
In addition to the passage to the trains, the passenger terminal will be used as a new convenient and safe pedestrian crossing over the railway linking residential areas of the Shchukino and Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo districts.
The barrier-free environment, including six escalators and three elevators, will facilitate the use of the station for passengers with limited mobility – the elderly, mothers with strollers, passengers with children and luggage, people with disabilities.
“Of course, this is a different quality of receiving transport services, especially for passengers. Escalators, elevators, cash desks and so on. It is very important that the new stations, by tradition, do not separate the districts, but unite them. Two districts are connected here – Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo and Shchukino, which now have a good connection with each other thanks to the new station, ”added Sergei Sobyanin.
Shchukinskaya station became part of a large transport hub of the same name, which united MCD-2, Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line and surface urban passenger transport.
The transfer between the MCD and the metro, organized according to the principle of “dry feet”, will take approximately three minutes, which is four times faster than the transfer to the Shchukinskaya metro station from the MCD-2 station Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo.
20 bus and tram routes pass through the Shchukinskaya TPU. Now their passengers can change trains not only by metro, but also to the second diameter.
Walkways with awnings have been made for the passage to the stops of surface urban passenger transport.
The length of the ground transport landing sites has been increased five times. Modern stopping pavilions, benches and waste bins have been installed, as well as bicycle parking facilities.
It is expected that in the coming months the station Shchukinskaya MCD-2 will be used by about eight thousand passengers per day, and by the end of 2021 the passenger traffic will grow by about 20 percent.
TPU “Shchukinskaya” will be used by up to 72 thousand passengers per day, which will allow it to become one of the ten largest in the city.
Thanks to the opening of the Shchukinskaya MCD-2 station, local residents will have access to alternative travel routes around the city. For example, in a couple of minutes, townspeople can get to the neighboring station Streshnevo and transfer to the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) without going outside (covered pedestrian gallery). In addition, the second diameter provides direct access to the south and southeast of Moscow.
Passengers from the region when traveling to Moscow received a new transport hub, where they can change to the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya metro line, city buses and trams.
The opening of the Shchukinskaya MCD-2 station will reduce the load on the Tushinskaya metro station (by about 15 percent) and adjacent streets, including Volokolamskoye Highway, North-West Khorda, Shchukinskaya Street and others.
With the opening of Shchukinskaya, the work of the old station Pokrovskoe-Streshnevo MCD-2, located far from residential areas, will be terminated.
The length of MCD-2 “Kursko-Rizhsky” (Nakhabino – Podolsk) is 80 kilometers. There are 35 stations on the line (including Shchukinskaya, which replaced the Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo station). From 12 of them, you can make a convenient transfer to the metro and the MCC. Estimated travel time from Nakhabino to Podolsk is 122 minutes.
Passengers are transported by 11-car Ivolga trains, all of which are new.
Thanks to MCC-2, transport services have improved for residents of Nakhabino, Krasnogorsk, Podolsk and other nearby settlements. The capital has also become closer to residents of about 30 Moscow districts.
In 2019–2021, new stations were built and opened at MCD-2: Volokolamskaya, Penyagino, Ostafyevo, Kuryanovo and Shchukinskaya. Reconstruction of such stopping points as Opalikha, Nakhabino and Podolsk was carried out.
By the end of 2021, it is planned to open a new station – Pechatniki, which will become part of a large transport hub in the southeast of Moscow, uniting MCD-2, Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya and the Big Circle Metro Line under construction, surface urban transport.
In 2022, Maryina Roshcha station will appear at MCD-2. It will also become part of the TPU and will be integrated with the existing metro station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line, and in the future – with the stations of the same name on the Big Circle Metro Line and MCD-4.
The possibility of building another station – Kotlyakov (planned date – 2024) is being considered.
Thus, in the future, the number of stops at MCD-2 should increase to 38, and the number of transfer stations – to 15.
Train stations and stations: plans for 2021
This year will be one of the most important in the implementation of the Central Transport Hub development program. In addition to the large-scale reconstruction of existing and construction of new main tracks, it is planned to open 12 city stations.
This includes open at the end of May East stationfor long-distance trains, as well as 11 suburban stations at the MCD. In addition to Shchukinskaya, passengers were received by Bakovka, which was opened on January 14 this year, Vnukovo (the station was opened on April 22, 2021). We are also talking about the stations Pechatniki (MCD-2) and Kokoshkino, Aprelevka, Tolstopaltsevo, Aminevskaya, Meshcherskaya, Matveevskaya, Minskaya (MCD-4).
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