From Salaryevo to Kommunarka: new section of Sokolnicheskaya metro line launched

June 24
Construction and renovation

A section of Sokolnicheskaya metro line Salaryevo — Kommunarka opened. It includes four stations: Filatov Lug, Prokshino, Olkhovaya and Kommunarka.

"Actually, June has become a month of the metro. Last year, we launched Solntsevskaya line, and two weeks ago Nekrasovka got its metro station, and today we start a significant project to construct a metro line to Kommunarka. More than half a million people reside now in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas: some people live there permanently, some spend their time in the country, some come here to work. This is a huge city already that has been actively and rapidly developing," Sergei Sobyanin said, and reminded that over time, transport infrastructure of Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas will have two Moscow metro lines.

"Today we extend Sokolnicheskaya metro line to Kommunarka. This will largely solve the problem. The second stage is the construction of a Big Circle Line, a new line to Kommunarka and Troitsk," Sergei Sobyanin added.

During Sokolniki line's opening, a metro builders’ awarding ceremony took place. Employees involved in the construction and development of Moscow metro received commendations from Moscow Mayor for their contribution to improvement of transport services and long and diligent work. In addition, a number of specialists were awarded the title of a 'Honorary Transport and Communications Worker of the City of Moscow'.

Easier and faster

Sokolnicheskaya line's new section is 10 km long. Most of it runs above the ground, roofed.

For the first time, the metro line runs in cross section of Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway. The first in Moscow combined car and metro 2 km long tunnel has been built at the intersection with  Kaluzhskoye Motorway.

"This line's technology is unique for Moscow, as the metro runs in the cross section of the first class highways. Besides, we have built this section really fast, that is, in about two years, all those highways, overpasses, tunnels, metro... This project has largely transformed New Moscow area," said Sergei Sobyanin.

Extension of Sokolnicheskaya metro line to Kommunarka has significantly improved transport services for Muscovites working in Moskovsky and Sosensky settlements. Thanks to the new stations, passengers will save up to 40 minutes a day on trips around the city.

The distance to the metro for residents of other settlements of Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas has also been reduced due to lower car traffic intensity on main highways, with the environmental situation being also improved. It is more convenient for pedestrians to cross the busy highway Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway now, as the stations are combined with pedestrian crossings.

After the opening of the Salaryevo — Kommunarka section, the load on Salaryevo station (former terminal) is to reduce by 14%, with 17% load reduction on Teply Stan station, 12% load reduction on Rasskazovka station and 15% load reduction on Buninskaya Alleya station.

The rush-hour load on Moscow highways, Kaluzhskoye and Kievskoye motorways, as well as the south-western section of the Moscow Ring Road (MKAD) is expected to decrease by 7-9%.

Window showcases with living plants and mosaic panels: what new stations are like

Filatov Lug over-ground station is located near the same-name horticultural association, at Salaryevo — Moskovsky — Maryino highway junction to Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway. It has an island platform with one above-ground entrance hall, combined with above-ground pedestrian crossing over the highway, with access to residential and public buildings and surface urban transport stops.

Large crescent-shaped panoramic openings with translucent glazing along the platform are the station's highlights. The colour scheme emphasizes simple forms and elegant design. Bright colours create design accents on the steel frame columns, bracings, cover beams, bridge girders, bridges, entresol caissons and stair stringers.

The station is decorated with natural and artificial stone, composite, glass and painted metal. For the first time, metro interior will have showcases with living plants.

Prokshino station is located near the  same-name village, at the intersection of Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway with Mamyri — Penino — Sharapovo highways. It has an island platform with one above-ground entrance hall, combined with above-ground pedestrian crossing over the highway, with access to residential and public buildings and surface urban transport stops. During Prokshino construction, architectural solutions similar to those used in Filatov Lug station have been applied.

Sub-surface Olkhovaya station is located in the central part of Kommunarka Administrative and Business Centre. It is an island platform, too. It has one underground entrance hall combined with a pedestrian crossing, with access to residential and public buildings and surface public transport stops.

The spacing solution of the station has been put in line with its location between two transport tunnels of Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway highway. External load-bearing walls of the underground part of the station complex are shaped to repeat the road tunnel turn.

In the station's finishing, granite of black and grey shades and white marble have been used. The walls are decorated with mosaic panels.

Kommunarka sub-surface station is located at the intersection of Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway and Moscow Ring Road  — Kommunarka — Ostafyevo highways. It has an island platform and one underground entrance hall.

A grid-shaped lamp is the station's highlight. Set up in the central span along the station axis, it runs through the platform and the ticket office room of the entrance hall.

The walls are coated with granite, marble and modern finishing materials.

Later, the passengers are expected to have a possibility to transfer from Kommunarka to the same-name station of Kommunarskaya metro line currently under construction. Along with passenger traffic flow distribution, it will enable residents to choose the fastest and most convenient travel option.

General designer of section running from Salaryevo to Kommunarka of Sokolnicheskaya metro line is Mospromproekt JSC, with Mostotrest JSC being its contractor.

12 Moskva trains have been  purchased to service the new section of Sokolnicheskaya line.  Before October 2019, 15 more trains are to be launched.

The area near the Red Line's new station has been landscaped and improved, with sidewalks paved with granite, pergolas, benches, swings, decorative vases and trash bins set up. Also, 330,500 sq m of lawns has been laid, 3,281 trees and 51,000 shrubs have been planted.

For surface transport passengers, 31 new bus stop shelters have been installed, with pedestrian walks and bicycle lines set up. Four terminuses near buildings of terminal stations and 7.3 km of access roads (with 4 km located in the territory of Kommunarka Administrative and Business Centre) have been built.

There are commuter parking lots for 3,701 cars near the new stations (1,958 parking spaces at Filatov Lug, 1,246 at Prokshino, 497 at Kommunarka).

After the section is opened, some buses running to Teply Stan and Salaryevo are to drive up to Kommunarka, Olkhovaya, Prokshino and Filatov Lug stations.

The next station is Potapovo

Sokolnicheskaya metro line will continue to develop. It is expected to extend the line with Potapovo metro station (operating name Novomoskovskaya), It will be built at the intersection of Solntsevo — Butovo — Varshavskoye Motorway with Aleksandry Monakhovoy Street. New section of Sokolnicheskaya line is to be 4.4 km long (including connecting line to projected Stolbovo train maintenance facility).

The opening of Potapovo station will improve transport services for residents of the new residential quarters of Kommunarka and the part of Yuzhnoye Butovo district located nearby. The station is expected to be constructed in 2020-2022.

Kilometres of lines and dozens of stations: Moscow metro's construction

2011 through 2018, 153.5 km of metro lines, 81 new stations, three additional metro and  MCC entrance halls, 10 train maintenance facilities opened in Moscow, including:

Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line:

— section between Maryino and Zyablikovo (three stations);

— section between Maryina Roshcha and Seligerskaya (six stations);

— second entrance hall at Maryina Roshcha station;

— second entrance hall at Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station.

Kalininskaya Line:

— section between Novogireyevo and Novokosino (one station).

Solntsevskaya Line:

— section between Delovoi Tsentr and Ramenki (five stations);

— section between Ramenki and Rasskazovka (seven stations).

Zamoskvoretskaya Line:

— section between Krasnogvardeiskaya and Alma-Atinskaya (one station);

— Tekhnopark station;

— section between Rechnoi Vokzal and Khovrino (one station).

Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line:

— section between Mitino and Pyatnitskoye Shosse (one station).

Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line:

— section between Vykhino and Kotelniki (three stations);

— Spartak station.

Butovskaya Line:

— section between Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya and Bitsevsky Park (two stations).

Sokolnicheskaya Line:

— section between Yugo-Zapadnaya and Salaryevo (three stations). 

Big Circle Line:

— section between Delovoi Tsentr and Petrovsky Park (five stations).

Filyovskaya Line:

— second entrance hall at Mezhdunarodnaya station.

Moscow Central Ring:

31 stations

— Mitino, Brateyevo, Pechatniki, Vykhino, Planernoye, Nizhegorodskoye, Likhobory and Solntsevo train maintenance facilities (reconstruction included).

New stations are equipped with elevators for people with limited mobility.


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