The Moscow Central Diameter contributes to the Moscow districts development

The Moscow Central Diameter contributes to the Moscow districts development

The ground-based metro Moscow Central Diameters (MCD) project caused series of social and economic effects. It also revived the previously industrial and unattractive areas around the railway. For example, Kuryanovo station of MCD 2 became a driver of the eponymous district.

Kuryanovo is a microdistrict in the southeast of Moscow. Not so long ago there was an industrial zone. However, just over a year ago  an above-ground metro station – Kuryanovo was opened. The transport development in this area triggered some changes: construction of the residential area, development of the public space and also small businesses are coming here.

Now residents are able to save up to one hour daily on transportation.

«One of the goals which was set by the Mayor of Moscow – to ensure the access to the transport framework for each district of the city. The opening of the MCD station in Kuryanovo pushed the district into a major leap forward. Once separated territory from the main part of the capital, now is revived: together with the construction of the residential complex small business has come here and social objects are also have been built. On the busiest days the passenger traffic on Kuryanovo D2 now has more than 6.000 passengers – it is almost three times more than in the first months of work. Due to the appearance of a new above-ground metro in Kuryanovo lots of the Moscow citizens want to move here. The district will continue to grow, so according to our projections, the station popularity will only increase», – said Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport.

The MCD consists of 60 stations with 21 interchanges. Paying for travelling becomes simpler. Passengers used to buy a separate ticket, and now there is a single payment system for all modes of public transport. The headway between trains does not exceed 7 minutes at peak hours. The MCD consists of 60 stations with 21 interchanges. The launch of the future MCD 3 is planned in 2023. It will connect the two Moscow districts – Zelenograd and Ramenskaya. The new Diameter will include 43 stations and its length will be 82 km. The MCD 4 is scheduled to be launched in 2023. There will be 18 transit stations with 35 options for interchanges to the metro, the Moscow Central Circle and other diameters. MCD 5 launching is planned on the 2025.

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