Moscow metro to expand by 150% by 2021

Moscow metro to expand by 150% by 2021
Moscow's upcoming Solntsevo metro station, currently under construction. Image: Nefa Architects / Moskomarkhitektura / Facebook

7 July 2017

Yesterday Moscow Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction, Marat Khusnullin, announced at the Moscow Urban Forum that the Russian capital’s metro system would expand its length by 150 per cent by 2021, halving the number of inhabitants not living within walking distance of a metro station.

According to Mr Khusnullin, the expansion programme — which will encompass 63 new metro stations and 142 km of track — will see the metro serve Vnukovo Airport and Rublevo-Arkhangelskoye, elevating the metro to a key transport artery serving the entire Moscow agglomeration.

A large share of the new track will form part of the 380 billion ruble ($6 billion) Third Interchange Contour (TIC) — a mammoth second circle line running outside of the existing Koltsevaya (Ring) Line — with five stations on this line set to open this year and the last stations anticipated to open in 2019.

Source: The Moscow Times