This year, Moscow plans to put into service 14 MCD suburban stations on the lines 3 and 4, following modernisation and construction works.
“We continue to develop the rail framework of the capital. This year we will open 14 new and reconstructed suburban railway stations on the existing and future diameters,” Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport said.
Construction and reconstruction works are ongoing at 11 MCD suburban stations to provide passengers connections and increased comfort and safety.
In addition to Ochakovo station, two more stations have been opened since the beginning of the year – Lesnoy Gorodok and Maryina Roscha.
As part of the preparatory stage for the MCD-4 launch new platforms are being built at the Belorussky railway station. Kursky railway station is another large transport hub which is used by up to 70,000 passengers daily. New platforms are being built here and the old ones are being replaced, three underground passages are being widened.
In addition, the reconstruction of the Three Stations Square railway station is currently in progress, where workers have already built a new platform with a canopy and built the first part of the passenger hall with an elevator, escalators, turnstiles and ticket offices.
Another key project is the reconstruction of the terminal station of the MCD-3, the Kryukovo suburban railway station.
There will be a modern transport hub in Zelenograd, created by a unique project. Bus terminals will be arranged on the existing overpass for the first time in the capital. Also for the first time will be designed on a carousel principle meaning the buses to all directions will act as a drop-off and pick-up concept to approach directly to the Kryukovo station entrance.
The modernisation of the passenger infrastructure is an important part of the new MCD-3 and MCD-4 lines. Also it is important to update several stations on the current MCD-1 and MCD-2.
By the end of this year, Moscow will start transport services along the entire MCD-3 and MCD-4 lines. The scheduled plan for Central Transport Hub infrastructure development in 2023 includes the launch of the two new diameters, as well as 14 new and reconstructed suburban railway stations on the routes of the diameters.