The metro’s Kommunarskaya Line is to be finished before the end of 2023. According to head of the city’s Construction Department Andrei Bochkaryov, the new line will be about 22 kilometres long.
The project will proceed in two stages. First, the section from the Sevastopolsky Prospekt station to Ulitsa Novatorov will be built, followed by the section from Ulitsa Novatorov to the Stolbovo station. The line will include ten stations: Sevastopolsky Prospekt, Akademicheskaya, Ulitsa Stroitelei, Ulitsa Novatorov, Peoples’ Friendship University, Ulitsa Generala Tyuleneva, Slavyansky Mir, Mamyri, Komunarka and Stolbovo.
Riders will be able to change from the Sevastopolsky Prospekt station to the MCC Krymskaya station; at Akademicheskaya for the station of the same name on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line and at Ulitsa Novatorov for the similarly named station on the Big Circle Line. In the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas the Stolbovo station will be a transit hub with the Sokolnicheskaya Line’s station of the same name.
“After the Sokolnicheskaya Line section from Salaryevo to Stolbovo opens in 2019, the lives of many local residents will change. The metro will be within walking distanced of their homes,” Bochkaryov noted. The time from Troitsk to the old Moscow boundaries should take 15–20 minutes less.