Where will new metro stations appear in Moscow

Deputy Mayor of Moscow Marat Khusnullin, in charge of urban planning policy, told reporters in mid-June 2012 that soon new metro stations will appear in the center of the capital. The primary goal of underground construction is to eliminate tension at already existing stations by unloading the street and road network as much as possible. Designing the stations, it is necessary to take into account technical possibilities, since today there are few vacant plots suitable for construction of stations in Moscow.

Among the planned facilities are the station “Volkhonka”, the second exit of the station “Baumanskaya”, the station “Suvorovskaya”. The project also features the second lobby of Komsomolskaya station on the Sokolnicheskaya Line. Among the nearest construction facilities are five stations. However, it will be possible to tell exactly where specific stations will be located only by the end of 2012, when the construction of facilities will be economically justified and technical calculations.

Nikolai Shumakov, the chief architect of the Moscow Metro, said the new metro stations would be decorated in national and space styles. Most stations are typical, but some will be erected according to individual projects. For example, the Bitsa Park station, scheduled to open in 2013, will be decorated with a huge terrestrial lobby. The exit transfer stairs will be located in the middle of the platform.

Earlier, Moscow authorities said a third transfer circuit of the metro will be built in the capital until 2020, with a length of more than 40 km. The outline will stretch around the Ring Line. About 70 new metro stations will emerge over the next eight years. The total number will reach 252 and the length of all lines will be more than 450 km.

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