47 metro stations are expected to open by the end of 2023, with six of them by the end of December and another 41 between 2020 and 2023, as reported by the Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin.
"This year, a section of the Big Circle Line between Aviamotornaya and Lefortovo stations, and the last section of Nekrasovskaya line are to be launched. These linked parts will increase transport accessibility of Sokolinaya Gora and Lefortovo districts," Marat Khusnullin said.
He noted that more than 100 kilometres of metro lines is to be laid between 2020 and 2023, with 41 stations and five electric train maintenance facilities opened.
"Apart from the Big Circle Line’s construction, we are to extend Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line to Vnukovo station, Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line to Fiztekh station, and Sokolnicheskaya line to Potapovo station," Marat Khusnullin added.
According to the Deputy Moscow Mayor, construction of radial metro lines, Biryulevskaya, Kommunarskaya and Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya, is to launch soon.
Since 2011, the Moscow metro has become 45 percent longer, with more than 150 km of metro and MCC lines built, and over 80 stations opened. More than four million Muscovites now enjoy metro within walking distance. Last year, Moscow metro had 2.5 billion passengers.