Moscow, Russia (Urban Transport News): Moscow Central Diameters (MCD), a suburban on-surface metro project, is going to have seven stations opened in 2021, reports Moscow’s Department of Transport. Two of them – Minskaya and Aminyevskaya – are the brand new objects that will be integrated with underground metro lines 8A and 11 respectively (the latter is currently under construction). Another five stations (Kokoshkino, Vnukovo, Meshcherskaya, Tolstopaltsevo and Matveyevskaya) are the existing platforms that will be completely renovated. They will form part of the D4 Line – the fourth Diameter that is going to connect the suburban towns of Aprelevka and Balashikha.
“The demand for new stations depends not only on their modern infrastructure but also on their integration into the transport system. Our aim is to create the most developed public transport network possible in and around Moscow so that passengers could use more logical and fast routes instead of the usual ones. The launch of stations <…> will also contribute to the prospect of the districts. For example, there is already a residential quarter being constructed near Aminyevskaya station,” – said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov.
D4 Line is expected to be launched by 2024. At the moment, the city constructs the infrastructure: new suburban stations, additional railway lines between Moscow and Aprelevka as well as connections between Kievsky and Belorussky suburban railway lines. In 2020, fourВ4 stations were opened.
Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) are new surface Metro lines launched in November 2019. The new transport is completely integrated into Moscow’s transport system, including ticketing, design and quality standards. As for today, two lines have been launched. D1 Line linked cities of Odintsovo and Lobnya, D2 Line – Nakhabino and Podolsk through the centre of Moscow. By 2025, three more lines are expected to open.