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December 28, 2021 11:11 pm

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Over the past 10 years, 100 stations have been built. In the coming years, the city will continue to actively develop the metro and rail transport.

The remaining stations of the Big Circle Metro Line are planned to be launched in late 2022 – early 2023, Sergei Sobyanin said on the TV Center TV channel.

The new line will significantly relieve the load on central metro stations; positive dynamics are already visible today.

“Already today, at 20 stations that are in operation, the volume of traffic per day is almost the same as at the MCC – about half a million people, slightly less than at the MCC. This is, of course, a huge amount. And of course, this immediately relieved the tension from a number of head sections of the radial metro lines, made it possible for people to move much faster from neighboring areas, ”stressed Sergei Sobyanin.

He added that the opening of the Big Circle Line will also allow the start of active construction of new radial directions. For example, in 2023, work will begin on the Biryulevskaya line, which is at the design stage. The construction of another long-awaited branch – Troitskaya – is already underway.

“Somewhere in 2024, she will come to Kommunarka, that is, this is the first stage,” Sergei Sobyanin said. – I hope it will reach Troitsk in 2027. This will be the largest radius of the Moscow metro ”.

According to the Mayor of Moscow, it is not easy to decide on such projects, because their implementation takes more than one year and is associated with a number of temporary inconveniences for residents.

“In addition to resources, finances, building opportunities, we also need determination, because these are very conflicting decisions in themselves – in fact, another city is being built under the city,” Sergei Sobyanin said. “Usually, after a year and a half, people forget all the difficulties and start using these stations all the time.”

Simultaneously with the construction of new lines, the city is renewing trains. At the same time, there is no single standard, since new models are constantly appearing, but the compositions themselves are purchased for a 30-year period. Today, two-thirds of the trains in the Moscow Metro are modern.

“Every year in the coming years, we will purchase an average of 45 new trains. This is a very high dynamic, – said the Moscow Mayor. “Today, about two-thirds of the trains in the Moscow metro are already modern, in the coming years it will be about 80 percent.”

The Moscow railway is also gradually being integrated with the metro. For this, the city has developed a project for the creation of five Moscow central diameters. MCD-1 Odintsovo – Lobnya and MCD-2 Nakhabino – Podolsk are already available to passengers.

“After two MCDs, it is necessary to introduce MCD-3, MCD-4, which should be introduced by 2023, at the most until 2024. And the last WDC is 2025–2026. So far there are plans for five such diameters. But five is a lot, each diameter is 80 kilometers on average, 30–40 stations each, this is absolutely the same as the metro, ”Sergei Sobyanin explained.

He added that the Moscow central diameters are necessary for the city to make it closer for residents of the Moscow region, to relieve the load of railway stations and main highways.

“Without developing suburban communication, without developing the MCD, electric trains, we will be doomed to the fact that outbound highways and the Moscow Ring Road will be clogged with motorists, not even Muscovites. People do not just go to Moscow, most of them go to work every day, in the morning to Moscow, in the evening from Moscow, the trains at rush hour are just packed, and, of course, they need to be given the opportunity to comfortably reach Moscow, “he concluded. …

The development of the metro is one of the priority areas of the city’s work. Over the past 10 years, the metro network has grown 1.5 times, transport has become more accessible for many Muscovites. Since 2011, 195.4 kilometers of lines, 100 stations, three additional lobbies, 11 electric depots have been built.

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