The new extension from Ramenki to Rasskazovka stations on the Moscow Metro’s Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line will be complete by the end of 2017, said Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin.
“Three stations – Rasskazovka, Borovskoye Motorway and Ochakovo – are almost complete. There were several delays at the other stations due to tricky soil but we plan to finish the entire section by the end of the year,” he added.
The Solntsevo maintenance facility is now being built to provide services on the new section of the Yellow Line. According to Khusnullin, the maintenance facility will be opened a month earlier than the stations.
“The interval between trains from Delovoi Tsentr to Ramenki is now six minutes, but that will be shorter after the new service starts through to Rasskazovka station. To make this possible, we will need 44 trains. High quality operation can’t be achieved without the Solntsevo maintenance facility,” he said. The new extension from Ramenki to Rasskazovka will include seven stations: Michurinsky Prospekt, Ochakovo, Govorovo, Solntsevo, Borovskoye Motorway, Novoperedelkino and Rasskazovka. Eventually this section will be joined with the Kalininskaya Line. The five-kilometre connecting section below Moscow’s historical centre will include three new stations: Volkhonka, Plyushchikha and Dorogomilovskaya.
In addition, passengers will be offered an extra route option – from Rasskazovka to Petrovsky Park – after the opening of the Third Interchange Circuit.