The Moscow Metro will update its navigational signs starting with the opening of the Solntsevo Line extension. Within a month over 31,000 maps, signs and station floorplan graphics will be replaced in metro lobbies, on platforms and in carriages.
The new maps and signs will include the seven new stations on the yellow line, while station floorplan signs will help passengers quickly find their bearings in the metro.
“The imminent opening of seven new metro stations means a lot of work, including updating all navigation signage. We’ll have to change over 27,000 maps on Moscow metro and the Moscow Central Circle trains,” said Roman Latypov, the first deputy head of the Moscow Metro in charge of strategic development and work with clients.
Seven new stations
Seven new stations will open at once on the new Solntsevo Line extension: Michurinsky Prospekt, Ozyornaya, Govorovo, Solntsevo, Borovskoye Shosse, Novoperedelkino, and Rasskazovka. The new stations will improve public transit services for about 600,000 people living in the Solntsevo, Novo-Peredelkino, Ochakovo-Matveyevskoye and Troparyovo-Nikulino districts. Residents in adjacent districts will see trip times to the city centre reduced to 45 minutes.
Reducing the load
In addition, this will reduce the load on the Yugo-Zapadnaya, Prospekt Vernadskogo, Troparyovo, Salaryevo and Rumyantsevo stations of the Sokolnicheskaya Line. They are currently being used by residents in Solntsevo, Novo-Peredelkino and Rasskazovka. Interchange stations Park Kultury and Biblioteka Imeni Lenina will see fewer passengers as well.
Passenger traffic will also be reduced on the Kiyevskaya stations on the Circle, Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya and Filyovskaya lines. Residents in Moscow’s southwestern districts will be able to choose between commuter trains to Kiyevsky Railway Station and the new yellow line stations with interchanges to the Circle Line, the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya and Zamoskvoretskaya lines.