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Sergei Sobyanin opened the northern lobby with a pedestrian crossing of the Moscow City station of the fourth Moscow Central Diameter (MCD-4). The area of passenger infrastructure is three thousand square meters. The lobby and passage are the longest in the capital, their length is 320 meters.

“Today we are launching the second phase of this station – the northern vestibule, which will increase the number of passengers by 40 percent and will provide the opportunity to connect the Presnensky district, now divided into two parts, in order to comfortably connect residential areas, the business part and create comfortable conditions for passengers,” – noted the Mayor of Moscow.

Moscow City is the largest business center in our country. Its transport accessibility is provided by 18 stations of the Moscow Central Circle, MCD and metro. Modern train stations are needed to integrate urban transport.

“We have big plans here too. In addition to the fact that there will be two more metro stations here, we need to improve the infrastructure of existing stations, develop them, integrate them, and so on. “We have a whole series of projects in our work for 2025–2026,” added Sergei Sobyanin. “We’ll work on it.”

Moscow city station Moscow-City MCD-4

Moscow-City city station (formerly Testovskaya) MCD-4 is located between the Kutuzovskaya and Belorusskaya stations on the new connecting branch between the Kaluga and Belorussian directions of the railway.

The opening of the station has significantly improved transport accessibility of both the Moscow City business center itself and the Big City – adjacent urban areas on both banks of the Moscow River. In total, more than 570 thousand residents of the Presnensky, Khoroshevsky, Dorogomilovo, Khoroshevo-Mnevniki and Filevsky Park districts live in the attraction zone of the new station. Thanks to the active development of these territories, by 2030 their number should exceed 640 thousand people.

“Moscow City is one of the most dynamically developing business districts of the city. We create the rail frame here with a reserve. We decided to change the name of the Moscow city station to a more suitable one – Moscow City. The metro stations, MCC and MCD are united here into two transport hubs: Moscow City – metro stations of the Filevskaya line (formerly Mezhdunarodnaya), MCC (former Business Center MCC) and MCD-4; “Business Center” – stations Filevskaya (formerly Vystavochnaya), Solntsevskaya Line and BKL,” he wrote in his

telegram channel Sergei Sobyanin.

Source: telegram channel of Sergei Sobyanin @mos_sobyanin

The new station has significantly simplified travel to Moscow City for residents of the western and eastern parts of the capital and the near Moscow region. Now they can do this without transfers, using the fourth Moscow Central Diameter. The new station is especially convenient for residents of Aprelevka, Krekshin, Vnukovo and other settlements located along the Kaluga direction of the MCD-4. For them, the path to the business center has become significantly (two to five times) faster.

Moscow City is one of the highest stations in the city, as it is located on an overpass at a distance of 16 meters from the ground. In addition, it is the longest in the capital.

As part of the first stage of the project to create a station in September 2023 were open two modern passenger platforms and a south concourse. In April of this year, as part of the second stage of the project, the construction of the northern elevated vestibule and pedestrian crossing were completed, providing access to residential buildings in Mukomolny Proezd.

Thanks to the new infrastructure, the two parts of the Presnensky district, separated by railway, were connected by a convenient and safe crossing. It will be possible to walk from residential complexes on Shelepikhinskaya embankment to the Moscow City business center approximately eight times faster – instead of 40 in five minutes. The uniqueness of the pedestrian gallery at the Moscow City MCD-4 station is ensured by its location on a high overpass, which offers a panoramic view of the city.

“Probably for the first time in Moscow, instead of a station where there is a platform for passengers and a separate pedestrian crossing where city residents can pass from district to district, they made a single terminal that performs both of these functions. I think that we worked very effectively from an economic point of view,” said Oleg Toni, Deputy General Director of Russian Railways.

It is expected that with the opening of the northern vestibule, passenger traffic at the Moscow City MCD-4 city station will increase by almost 40 percent – from 2.4 to 3.3 thousand people per day. And taking into account the active development of the adjacent territory, by 2030 it is predicted to grow almost twofold – up to six thousand people per day. At the same time, the passenger flow of the entire Moscow City transport hub will increase by more than 1.5 times – up to 155 thousand passengers per day.

Future plans include the integration of the southern lobby of the Moscow City station with the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) station, which will be completed in 2024. As a result, transfers between different modes of transport will become even more comfortable.

After the completion of the Moscow City station, MCD-1 and MCD-4 stations will be connected by a pedestrian tunnel about 30 meters long. Reconstruction work began last year, with temporary platforms equipped for passengers.

In addition, it is planned to build about four kilometers of adjacent roads, including the reconstruction of interchanges at the intersection of the Third Ring Road with Zvenigorodskoe Highway.

Plans for the development of MCD passenger infrastructure for 2024

In accordance with the schedule for the development of the infrastructure of the Central Transport Hub, approved by the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin and the General Director and Chairman of the Board of JSC Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov, this year it is planned to complete the construction and reconstruction of eight passenger infrastructure facilities of the MCD, including:

— new Moscow city station Mitkovo MCD-3;

— Moscow city station Shcherbinka MCD-2;

— a new lobby at the Belorussky station, which will ensure the integration of MCD-1 with MCD-4 (work completed on February 6 of this year);

— the northern vestibule of the Moscow City station (formerly Testovskaya) MCD-4 with access to Mukomolny Proezd and the Bolshoi City area (work completed on April 5 this year);

— a unique span structure that will complete the integration of the Kutuzovskaya MCD-4 station with the metro;

— a new lobby of the Moscow-City MCC station, which will ensure integration of the MCC with MCD-4;

— the southern lobby of the Moscow city station Lianozovo MCD-1 (work completed on March 5, 2024);

— an overpass across Lenin Street as part of the Moscow city station Zelenograd – Kryukovo MCD-3.

More than 250 thousand residents of Moscow and the Moscow region will use the infrastructure of these facilities every day.

Advantages of MCD-4 for passengers

The length of the line of the fourth Moscow Central Diameter “Kaluzhsko-Nizhegorodsky” is 86 kilometers. This is the longest diameter. It consists of 36 stopping points, including 25 city stations (including Moscow City). The final stations are Aprelevka and Zheleznodorozhnaya. On weekdays, 230 thousand trips are made on MCD-4.

The fourth diameter united the disparate Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod directions of the Moscow Railway (MZD) into a through route that runs through the capital from west to east and connects seven central railway stations of the capital: Kursky, Yaroslavsky, Kazansky, Leningradsky, Savelovsky, Rizhsky and Belorussky.

Among the key advantages of this diameter is an increase in the number of passenger seats by 1.7 times – from 1.2 to two million per day. Even during peak hours, the carriages became noticeably more spacious. Train intervals have been reduced. Now it is only 5.5 minutes during peak hours (previously – 10-12 minutes). Daytime breaks have been completely cancelled. At the same time, the cost of travel has decreased almost threefold. New routes and travel options around Moscow have appeared for passengers, including to Three Station Square, Maryina Roshcha, Savelovskaya, Belorusskaya, Moscow City and other transfer stations. MCD-4 has improved transport accessibility to Victory Park, Meshchersky Park, Kuskovo Forest Park, Olympic Village Park and many other points of attraction for citizens.

Comfortable city stations were built. MCD-4 leads among other diameters in the number of stations that comply with the new standard of Moscow transport – there are 25 of them. Among them are all stations of the Kaluga direction of the Moscow Railway.

The opening of MCD-4 improved transport services in more than 20 districts of the capital. The city has become closer to residents of Aprelevka, Reutov, Zheleznodorozhny (Balashikha) and other nearby settlements near Moscow.

Due to the redistribution of passenger flows, sections of the Koltsevaya, Kalininskaya, Solntsevskaya and a number of other lines of the Moscow metro were unloaded, as well as the outbound highways – Kievskoye, Borovskoye, Nosovikhinskoye highway and Entuziastov highway.

Currently, 112 trains operate on MCD-4, of which 55 percent are new. The average age of the park (including outlying suburbs) is eight years. It is planned to completely renew the rolling stock by the end of 2025.

MCD – modern above-ground metro

Traffic on the first Moscow central diameters opened on November 21, 2019. The ceremony with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took place at the Belorussky railway station. Today the MCD network includes four diameters. It is 303 kilometers and 136 stations, including 50 Moscow city stations. Train intervals are five to seven minutes during rush hours.

Passengers are transported by 398 trains, 80 percent of which are modern rolling stock. Thus, 100 percent of the trains on the first and second diameters were updated, 76 percent on the third and 55 percent on the fourth.

Diameter passengers make about 1.3 million trips every day. The average daily passenger flow on the first diameter is 270 thousand people, on the second – 350 thousand, on the third – 400 thousand, and on the fourth – 230 thousand people. In total, over 850 million trips have been made on the MCD since its launch.

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