A new metro line project will break ground next year. This project includes the section from Ulitsa Novatorov station on the Third Interchange Circuit to Stolbovo station in Kommunarka. “Design specifications and estimates for this metro line will be ready soon. I think that by the end of the year we’ll announce a tender for a contractor,” Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin said.
So far, the project has been financed by the city, but in the future private investors will join in. A major Chinese conglomerate has already expressed interest in the project.
“For now it is too early to discuss specific construction terms, since this is a very long and complex line about 19 kilometres long,” Mr Khusnullin added. The new line will include the following stations: Ulitsa Novatorov, Ulitsa Akademika Oparina, Ulitsa Generala Tuyleneva, Slavyansky Mir, Mamyri, Kommunarka and Stolbovo.
From this Stolbovo station passengers may change for a station with the same name on the Sokolnicheskaya (Red) Line, which is also being extended to Kommunarka under an approved plan. The Sokolnicheskaya Line will be extended nine kilometres and have four new stations that have been tentatively called Filatov Lug, Prokshino, Olkhovaya and Stolbovo. A new train maintenance facility is under construction to serve both lines and is expected to be completed in 2019.
All in all, there will be two new train yards in Salaryevo that will handle not only maintenance, but also major repairs of trains and carriages. The second one is expected to be built in 2020. “This maintenance yard will serve the Sokolnicheskaya Line, as well as possibly the new line from Ulitsa Novatorov to Stolbovo,” Mr Khusnullin pointed out.