The first two Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) are expected to be launched in late 2019 – early 2020, connecting different directions of Moscow Railway and provide residents of Moscow and the Moscow region with comfortable transport.
“This is transport for Moscow region and Muscovites, which will largely unload the main roads and improve the transport situation. I believe this is one of the most effective transport projects in Moscow and the Moscow region,” Sobyanin said.
The first two diameters are to be MCD-1 Odintsovo – Lobnya and MCD-2 Nakhabino – Podolsk, which will have connection with metro and Moscow Central Circle (MCC).
MCD-1 will have 28 stations with 12 transfers to metro stations, 2 Moscow Central Circle stations and 6 stations of the radial directions of Moscow Railway. This line will offer north-west connection.
The MCD-2 will start from city’s north western area to the south part. It will have 38 stations, with 2 transfer stations to metro stations, 2 MCC stations, and 6 transfers to stations of the radial directions of the Moscow Railways.
After the opening of the first two diameters, three more diameters are expected to launch between Zelenograd and Ramenskoye, an on Aprelevka – Zheleznodorozhny – Pushkino – Domodedovo route.