Moscow to double its metro system by 2021

By 2021, Moscow will build 142 km of new metro lines, as part of the city’s transport development strategy, Deputy Moscow Mayor for Urban Development and Construction, Marat Khusnullin, said. “Given the extension of the metro to Vnukovo, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye and Chelobityevo we want to double the length of rail tracks over a period of the next 10 years,” Khusnullin said.
Between 2011 and 2016 the length of the metro lines has been increased by 30 percent (101 km and 55 stations). In September 2016, the 54-km long Moscow Central Circle was launched. The Third Interchange Circuit is also being built and will have a total length of 68 km and 31 stations. Recently, the authorities announced that construction works on Third Interchange Circuit’s southern section were launched and it will be completed by the end of 2019.
The first five stations of Third Interchange Circuit are scheduled to open in 2017, with the last stations due to open in 2019. The project is estimated at RUB 380 billion (USD 6.3 billion).
In addition, the Moscow City will develop its railway infrastructure. Until now, 160 km of tracks have been laid. Within the railway transport development, eighty more kilometres of tracks and five stations on the main three radial lines will be constructed. This will allow residents of the Moscow agglomeration to enjoy fast, comfortable and inexpensive rides.

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