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The development of the Central Transport Hub is ahead: the Moscow surface metro will grow and will reach with its tentacles large cities in other regions of the country: Ryazan, Tula, Kaluga, Kostroma, Tver and others.
Department of Transport published in his telegram channel an interesting diagram that allows you to assess the scale of upcoming changes. The entire plan until 2030 covers 11 regions of Russia. The routes, according to the scheme, logically continue our Moscow diameters (four of which are already open) and take these lines beyond the borders of the Moscow region.
“The new fast and comfortable transport will increase the mobility of residents, will contribute to the construction of new housing, the growth of business activity, and the expansion of small and medium-sized businesses,” says Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov.
As the department says, we will have new routes to major cities, but how exactly this will all be organized is not yet very clear. Will it be possible to take the train at Okruzhnaya station MCD-1 and travel, for example, without transfers to Smolensk? Will there be many people willing? Or what if someone wants to go from Biryulyovo to Kostroma for the holidays? They promise that the waiting time for trains on these routes in the future should be reduced from 2 to 6 times. This means that trains will at least start running more often.
President of the National Research Center “Transportation and Infrastructure” Pavel Ivankin believesthat if the idea is implemented, residents of the regions will no longer be able to get to the center of Moscow without transfers, as the same express trains now allow. The expert suggests that passengers in distant cities, such as Vladimir, will be offered to transfer to the MCD train in the suburban area, and then travel to the center on the Moscow surface metro, which will have a clear and understandable schedule. However, it is possible that through routes through the center to distant cities can actually be implemented: already now MCD-4 trains, for example, travel from Aprelevka to Petushki in the Vladimir region.
One thing is clear: even more people will come to Moscow by train, and Muscovites, tired of the metropolis, will be able to get out of the city more often. How much more convenient – we’ll see. Even St. Petersburg will now officially become a suburb, because it will be possible to get there in just over two hours by high-speed rail. They also promise to complete it by 2030.