A powerful transport framework to be built in Moscow anytime soon

A powerful transport framework to be built in Moscow anytime soon
Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Denis Grishkin
There has been more than 150 km of metro lines and MCC built in Moscow since 2011.

In the next five years, a transport framework is to be built in Moscow to lay the foundation for the development of the entire transport infrastructure for decades to come, as Sergei Sobyanin said in an interview with Channel One.

"Today, builders are constructing facilities demanded by Muscovites," he emphasised.

One of the most important Moscow challenges is metro development. There has been more than 150 km of metro lines and MCC built in Moscow since 2011, with 81 stations opened.

There are currently 35 metro stations under construction in Moscow. 22 of them will be part of Big Circle Line. It is the world's largest metro construction project. The 70 km long line will have 31 stations.

Big Circle Line will have 23 transfers to other metro lines, with 11 of them to railway lines, 4 transfers to Moscow Central Circle, 6 more will lead to MCD-1 Belarussko-Savelovsky (Odintsovo — Lobnya) and MCD-2 Kursko-Rizhsky (Nakhabino — Podolsk).

"Big Circle Line will immediately unload the whole metro network. Today, every metro user knows that metro trains are overloaded during rush hours, especially in the busiest metro sections, but with Big Circle Line the situation will improve greatly," Moscow Mayor added.

Four new stations are to launch on Nekrasovskaya line, with seven on Komunarskaya line and two on Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line. Another 40 stations are being designed.

"In general, we actually have a chance to make out transport system, especially public transit system, the best in the world. I'm sure we will meet this challenge," Sergei Sobyanin said.