Moscow Metro’s MCD project to benefit from the Central Transport Hub development project
Moscow plans to complete the development of the Central Transport Hub in the beginning of 2023, year and a half earlier than expected, reports Moscow Government.
The project includes reconstruction of Moskva Kalanchyovskaya – Moskva Passazhirskaya Kurskaya – Nizhegorogskaya, a central section of the city’s railway.
The modernization implies doubling the capacity of the first part of the section, which will allow the city to launch D4 Line of the Moscow Central Diameters, on-surface suburban metro project. It will also reduce intervals of the D2, one of the two MCD lines opened in 2019.
The total length of D4 Line will amount to 86 kilometers. With 37 stops and 18 metro, MCC and MCD transfers, it will link suburban towns of Aprelevka (south-west of Moscow) and Zheleznodorozhny (east of Moscow). The line is expected to be launched in 2023 with gradual fleet renewal until 2025.
Apart from construction and reconstruction of tracks, the Central Transport Hub development in 2021 includes modernization of 12 stations and possible testing of a double-decker coach on MCC to increase passenger capacity.