Quicker and more convenient: Longest metro line to open soon
Five stations on the new line will open this year, while the metro’s second circle line will be fully operational in 2020. This year Muscovites and visitors will start to see the metro’s longest line, the Third Interchange Circuit (TIC), take shape.
In spring, the Delovoi Tsentr-Petrovsky Park section will be opened. It includes five stations – Petrovsky Park, TsSKA, Khoroshovskaya, Shelepikha and Delovoi Tsentr. In 2018, the line will be extended from Petrovsky Park to Nizhnyaya Maslovka station for a section’s total length of 12.4 km.
Who is the TIC for?
The new metro section will better connect the Khoroshyovsky, Khoroshevo-Mnevniki, Savyolovsky and Aeroport districts with the rest of the city. Nizhnyaya Maslovka station will link Savyolovsky railway station with four metro lines, which will unburden the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line and surface transit. The travel time from the rail terminal to Delovoi Tsentr station will be cut in half, from 30 to 15 minutes.
Colour schemes and useful technologies
All six stations will have the same style, differing only in colour scheme and column design. Shelepikha station will be white and yellow to create a sense of lightness. Khoroshovskaya station, which includes an interchange for Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line, will be painted in different shades of lilac. Petrovsky Park station will be white and green due to its proximity with Zamoskvoretskaya Line.
Delovoi Tsentr station will be bright and spacious. The columns will be faced with stainless steel panels. The ceiling above the platform will feature suspended tiles with fluorescent lighting.
For passengers with limited mobility there will be lifts, tactile flooring and LED strips on the platforms’ edges. Metro exits will lead into Afimall City shopping and entertainment centre and to the pedestrian zone. There will also be an interchange for Vystavochnaya station on the Filyovskaya Line and Delovoi Tsentr station on the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line.
To avoid causing damage to the glass skyscrapers through the constant circulation of trains, a unique technology to dampen vibrations has been used. Trains will run on solid slabs which are fixed to special springs.