Moscow is constructing the Rizhskaya transport hub which will become one of the largest hubs in the Russian capital, as part of the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) network.
The hub will consist of three above-ground metro lines, two underground metro lines, suburban railway transport and in the future first Russian high-speed railway connection.
The hub will provide connections between three regions on the city as they are separated by the highway and railway transport. Passengers will be able to make interchanges quickly and comfortably to the metro system through the Line 6 and the Big Circle Line, to the MCD system (MCD 2, on which a new terminal was opened in June, MCD 3, MCD 4) and surface public transport. The MCD stations include elevators, escalators, and cash registers for low-mobility passengers.
The surrounding area will benefit taxi and public transport parking facilities. The Rizhskaya hub will be realized by forming a new transport frame.
“The Rizhskaya transport hub will improve transport accessibility of the three Moscow metropolitan areas: Meshchansky, Alexeyevsky and Maryina Roscha. Residents will have convenient interchanges between these three regions, passengers in turn will have fast and comfortable interchanges between different modes of transport. This hub will emerge through the formation of a new transport framework that we are creating on behalf of the Moscow Mayor,” Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport said.
The new station is based on a ‘dry feet’ principle. Surface transport routes will be available, which in turn will take passengers to the Moscow international business center ‘Moscow-City’. With the MCD 4, passengers will be able to reach seven Moscow terminals without interchanges. It will also become one of the stations of the future 680 km Moscow – Saint Petersburg high-speed line. The travel time will be reduced by 2.5 hours. The length of the route will be 680 km. The Rizhskaya hub will become not only a stop in the city, but also an initial and final point for some high-speed trains. This will unload the area of the three railway terminals.