A demonstration pavilion dedicated to the Moscow Central Diametres (cross city heavy rail routes) will be installed this year on the square in front of Kievsky Railway Station. Guests will be able to learn about MCD routes, infrastructure and the services that will be available after the new MCD lines are launched.
“Using the interactive panels, passengers can create a route that will be available after the launch of the MCD lines. They also will learn about MCD integration in the city infrastructure, including the number and location of interchanges to the metro and the Moscow Central Circle. There will also be information about the influence of the MCD on the capital’s public transit system,” said Deputy Mayor, Head of the Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.
A model of the Ivolga train will be one of the main exhibits at the pavilion. This train will carry passengers on the first diametre line, Odintsovo-Lobnya. Visitors will see the new city electric train and can vote for the interior they like best. Two interactive media facades will be installed on the pavilion’s exterior walls.
The Moscow Central Diametres will connect Moscow and the Moscow Region and will cut travel time. In 2019, service will begin on the Odintsovo-Lobnya and Nakhabino-Podolsk lines. The first diametre will have 11 interchange points to the metro, two to the MCC and two to radial railway lines. The second will have 13 interchanges to the metro, six to radial railway lines and two to the MCC.
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The MCD will make transport more accessible for 2.3 million people. With the MCD, passengers will be able to cross the city in 40 minutes. The diametre lines will be integrated with other railway transport. They will have a unified ticketing system, services and navigation. The operating hours will be synchronised with the Moscow Metro’s.
MCD trains will operate from 5.30 am to 1 am. In the peak hours, the waiting time will be 5-6 minutes. In the beginning, MCD trains will be added to existing suburban commuter train tracks, and later will receive their own tracks. All other commuter trains will retain their current schedules.