Sobyanin spoke about the construction of a new branch in the metro in Moscow

Preparatory work on the construction of the Biryulyovskaya metro line will begin in 2023. This was announced on Tuesday, February 28, by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

“We have approved the planning project for its second and third sections. The new branch will run from the ZIL station to Biryulyovo Vostochnoye and Zapadnoye,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.

The mayor added that the new branch will improve transport services for several districts of Moscow with a population of over 700,000 people. In addition, it will unload other lines and adjacent roads.

Sobyanin specified that it is planned to build seven stations on sections about 16 km long: Kuryanovo, Moskvorechye, Kavkazsky Boulevard, Kaspiyskaya, Lipetskaya, Lebedyanskaya, Biryulyovo.

The mayor of the capital recalled that the project of the first section of the line, approved in 2021, includes three stations: ZIL, Dream Island and Klenovy Boulevard.

Earlier, on February 15, Sobyanin said that Moscow had begun construction of the ZIL metro station, which would be the beginning of the Troitskaya Line.

On February 10, the mayor of the capital announced that Moscow had given names to seven Moscow metro stations under construction. The choice was made by Muscovites in the voting of the Active Citizen project. So, on the Biryulyovskaya line stations “Island of Dreams” and “Biryulyovo” will appear, on the Troitskaya line stations “Troitsk” and “Kornilovskaya” are planned, on the Solntsevskaya line there will be stations “Pykhtino” and “Vnukovo Airport”, and on the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya line there will be General Karbyshev Boulevard.

Prior to that, on February 6, Sobyanin cited statistics that since 2011, 69 new metro stations have been opened in Moscow, exactly the same as in the previous 42 years. According to the mayor, 1.2 million passengers use the new metro stations on a weekday, for whom, thanks to the opening of new lines and stations, travel time has been reduced by 20-30 minutes a day.

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