The Moscow Metro is getting ready to launch the innovative Moskva trains on the first section of the Big Circle Line (No. 11), shortly before its Savyolovskaya station opens. These trains have already reached the Solntsevo train maintenance facility where drivers will learn how to operate this new-generation vehicle.
“Our most advanced trains will operate on the Moscow Metro’s five lines before Savyolovskaya station opens. Observant people in the city have already noticed the new-generation trains on the Solntsevskaya Line (No. 8A) and the Big Circle Line. So far, these trains do not carry passengers as drivers are still in the process of learning how to operate them,” said first deputy head of the Moscow Metro and head of the Infrastructure Directorate Dmitry Doshchatov.
Passengers will travel on the Moskva trains along the first section of the Big Circle Line and the Solntsevskaya Line that uses one and the same trains from the Solntsevo train maintenance facility.
In 2017, the first Moskva trains were launched on the most congested Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line (No. 7) that carries 1.2 million people daily. This past spring, they also started to be used on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line (No. 6).
These trains also operate on the metro’s Filyovskaya Line (No. 4). All the walk-through carriages are suitable for people with disabilities
and have interactive media screens and mobile recharging points. Improved sound-proofing, as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, ensure comfortable trips.