Moscow has put into operation the Lesnoy Gorodok suburban station of the Moscow Central Diameter 4 (MCD-4) following reconstruction works. This is the 14th modern suburban railway station on the Kievsky railway direction of the Moscow Railway. This year, it will become part of the new line of the MCD-4 overground metro.
The 5,300 m2 Lesnoy Gorodok suburban station is located 25 km west from Moscow and includes two upgraded platforms with full-length canopies, benches and SOS desks, and an underground passenger concourse with a transit safe walkway over the railway tracks.
The vestibule is equipped with 4 escalators and 4 lifts, which will facilitate the use of the station for passengers with disabilities. The surrounding area is also being improved. The path from bus stops to the station has been reduced from 350 metres to 30 metres, the surface transport parking area and parking for 94 cars have been constructed, pavements have been repaired.
The improvement of the surrounding area is planned to be fully completed this year. A two-lane road overpass of 766.5 metres and another safe overground crossing of 54 metres will be built near the station instead of the existing railway crossing.
With the opening of the MCD-4, the daily passenger traffic of Lesnoy Gorodok station will increase 1.5 times from 36,000 thousand to 55,000 people by 2025. At the same time, the created capacity significantly exceeds the projected passenger traffic.
The MCD-4 will cross seven rail stations in Moscow and will significantly reduce the journey time by two times.
“We continue to prepare for the new Moscow Central Diameter launch. This year, the reconstructed Lesnoy Gorodok suburban railway station will become part of the MCD-4, the longest transport artery in the Moscow region,” Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport said.
The MCD-4 will be 86 km long with 37 stations, 18 of which will be interchange stations providing connections with the metro system, the MCC and suburban railway lines.