Bolshaya Koltsevaya line

The Bolshaya Koltsevaya line (Russian: Большая кольцевая линия), known in English as the Big Circle Line,[2] designated Line 11 and 11A[3] is an under construction rapid transit line of the Moscow Metro. When complete, it will become the third circle line on the system, running outside of the existing circle Koltsevaya line and interlocking with Moscow Central Circle, with a temporary branch to Delovoy Tsentr station in Moscow International Business Center.

#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line#11A Bolshaya Koltsevaya line Bolshaya Koltsevaya line
Line 11 (Moscow).svg
Geographic map showing the approximate path of the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line (in teal) in the whole Moscow Metro network (in dark grey) including Central Circle and Monorail
Overview
Other name(s)Large Circle Line
Native nameБольшая Кольцевая линия
LocaleMoscow
Stations31
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMoscow Metro
Operator(s)Moskovsky Metropoliten
Rolling stock81-760/761
81-760A/761A/763A
81-765.3/766.3/767.3
81-765.4/766.4/767.4
History
Opened11 August 1969 (#11A Bolshaya Koltsevaya line stations)
26 February 2018 (#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line stations)
Technical
Line length20.2 kilometres (12.6 mi)[1]
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Savyolovskaya
Transfer for #9 Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya line at Savyolovskaya Ground transferSavyolovsky railway stationTransfer for #D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Savyolovsky railway station
Petrovsky Park
Transfer for #2 Zamoskvoretskaya line at Dinamo
CSKA
Khoroshyovskaya
Transfer for #7 Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line at Polezhayevskaya Ground transferTransfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Khoroshyovo
future #17 17 line (from 2027)
Shelepikha
Transfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Shelepikha Ground transferTransfer for #D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Testovskaya railway station
Delovoy Tsentr
Transfer for #4A Filyovskaya line at Vystavochnaya Transfer for #8A Solntsevskaya line at Delovoy Tsentr Ground transferTransfer for #D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Testovskaya railway station
Narodnoye Opolcheniye
(Transfer for #17 17 line at Karamyshevskaya)
Mnyovniki
Terekhovo
Kuntsevskaya
Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at KuntsevskayaTransfer for #4 Filyovskaya line at Kuntsevskaya Ground transferTransfer for #D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Kuntsevskaya railway station
Davydkovo
Aminyevskaya
Ground transferAminyevskaya railway station
Michurinsky Prospekt
Transfer for #8A Solntsevskaya line at Michurinsky Prospekt
Prospekt Vernadskogo
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Prospekt Vernadskogo
Novatorskaya
(Transfer for #16 Troitskaya line at Novatorskaya)
Vorontsovskaya
Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Kaluzhskaya
Zyuzino
Kakhovskaya
Transfer for #9 Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya line at Sevastopolskaya
Varshavskaya (reconstruction)
Kashirskaya (reconstruction)
Transfer for #2 Zamoskvoretskaya line at Kashirskaya via cross-platform interchange
Klenovy Bulvar
(Transfer for #18 18 line at Klenovyy Bulvar)
Nagatinsky Zaton
Pechatniki
Transfer for #10 Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line at Pechatniki Ground transferTransfer for #D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Pechatniki railway station
Tekstilshchiki
Transfer for #7 Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line at Tekstilshchiki Ground transferTransfer for #D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Tekstilshchiki railway station
Nizhegorodskaya
Karacharovo railway station Transfer for #15 Nekrasovskaya line at Nizhegorodskaya Transfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Nizhegorodskaya
Nizhegorodskoye yard
Aviamotornaya
Ground transferNovaya railway station Transfer for #8 Kalininskaya line at Aviamotornaya
Lefortovo
Elektrozavodskaya
Ground transferElektrozavodskaya railway station Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at Elektrozavodskaya
Sokolniki
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Sokolniki
Rizhskaya
Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Rizhskaya Ground transferRizhsky railway station Transfer for #D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Rizhsky railway station
Maryina Roshcha
Transfer for #10 Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line at Maryina Roshcha

The first section of the line opened on 26 February 2018 with expected completion of the final stage in 2022. When complete, the line will include 31 stations including three from the existing Kakhovskaya line and over 66 kilometers of track. In November 2017 the city estimated the total cost of the project at 501 billion rubles, up from earlier estimates of 378.9 billion rubles.[4]

Formerly known as the Third Interchange Contour, the city adopted "Bolshaya koltsevaya liniya" as the official name of the line after a vote via the "Active Citizen" web portal.[5]

NameEdit

The working name of the project since inception was the Third Interchange Contour; however, prior to the opening of the line, the city authorities consulted residents to help decide on the name. In an initial survey on the Active Citizen survey website in October 2017, only 34% of the city’s residents voted to keep the working name.[6]

Although retaining the working name was the most popular option, members of the city’s council on transportation infrastructure suggested another vote. Two reasons cited by transport expert Kirill Yankov were that all of the line’s names to this point were in the feminine grammatical gender and that all the other line names were generally understood from a point of view of geography.[7] The city held another vote on its website to allow citizens to choose between the existing name or the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line (Large Circle Line). Of the alternate names suggested by voters in the first vote, Bolshaya Koltsevaya was the most popular, with 9,000 votes.

In the second vote, Bolshaya Koltsevaya was selected with 53.3% of the votes versus 36.5% for the Third Interchange Contour.[5]

DevelopmentEdit

 
Initial construction timetable for the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line


The original plans called for a line that is 58 kilometres (36 mi) with 27 new stations.[8]

The entire project was supposed to be completed by 2020–2021.[1][9][10][11][12] By 2018, the completion date had been postponed until the end of 2022.[13]

First sectionsEdit

 
First section with a temporal branch with five stations from Delovoy Tsentr to Petrovsky Park.
Video of stations of first section, in first day of work

The five stations from Petrovsky Park to Delovoy Tsentr opened on 26 February 2018.[14] Savyolovskaya was opened on 30 December 2018.

Further extensionEdit

The northeastern section was initially scheduled to be completed in 2018, but was delayed for two years until it was opened on 27 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. On 1 April 2021, the section between Khoroshyovskaya and Mnyovniki was opened. This section includes the part of the line from Elektrozavodskaya to Nizhegorodskaya.[15] The existing, short, three-station Kakhovskaya line was incorporated into the line. Kakhovskaya was reopened on 7 December 2021 after reconstruction within the segment to Mnyovniki. The sections from Savyolovskaya to Elektrozavodskaya and from Kakhovskaya to Nizhegorodskaya are scheduled to open in 2022.

StationsEdit

Main circleEdit

Station Name Transfers Notes
English Russian
↑ Loop line towards Maryina Roshcha ↑
Savyolovskaya Савёловская   Savyolovskaya
    Savyolovskaya
Petrovsky Park Петровский парк   Dinamo
CSKA ЦСКА
Khoroshyovskaya Хорошёвская   Polezhayevskaya
  Khoroshyovo
Through service to   Delovoy Tsentr via branch line
Narodnoye Opolcheniye Народное Ополчение
Mnyovniki Мнёвники
Terekhovo Терехово
Kuntsevskaya Кунцевская     Kuntsevskaya
  Kuntsevskaya
Davydkovo Давыдково
Aminyevskaya Аминьевская   Aminyevskaya
Michurinsky Prospekt Мичуринский проспект   Michurinsky Prospekt
Prospekt Vernadskogo Проспект Вернадского   Prospekt Vernadskogo
Novatorskaya Новаторская   Novatorskaya
Vorontsovskaya Воронцовская   Kaluzhskaya
Zyuzino Зюзино
Kakhovskaya Каховская   Sevastopolskaya
Varshavskaya Варшавская Closed for reconstruction
Kashirskaya Каширская   Kashirskaya Closed for reconstruction
Klenovy Bulvar Кленовый бульвар   Klenovy Bulvar
Nagatinsky Zaton Нагатинский Затон
Pechatniki Печатники   Pechatniki
    Pechatniki
Tekstilshchiki Текстильщики   Tekstilshchiki
    Tekstilshchiki
Nizhegorodskaya Нижегородская   Nizhegorodskaya
  Nizhegorodskaya
  Nizhegorodskaya
Through service to   Nekrasovka
Aviamotornaya Авиамоторная   Aviamotornaya
  Aviamotornaya
Lefortovo Лефортово
Elektrozavodskaya Электрозаводская   Elektrozavodskaya
    Elektrozavodskaya
Sokolniki Сокольники   Sokolniki
    Mitkovo
Rizhskaya Рижская   Rizhskaya
      Rizhskaya
Maryina Roshcha Марьина Роща   Maryina Roshcha
    Maryina Roshcha
↓ Loop line towards Savyolovskaya

MIBC branch (11A)Edit

Initial route of the Line 11, designated as 11A since December 2020, when the new part of the main circle was opened

Station Name Transfers Notes
English Russian
Savyolovskaya Савёловская   Savyolovskaya
    Savyolovskaya
Petrovsky Park Петровский парк   Dinamo
CSKA ЦСКА
Khoroshyovskaya Хорошёвская   Polezhayevskaya
  Khoroshyovo
Shelepikha Шелепиха   Shelepikha Through service to   Rasskazovka in 2018–2020
Delovoy Tsentr Деловой центр   Vystavochnaya
  Delovoy Tsentr

MapsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Третий пересадочный контур". Moscow Complex for Urban Development and Construction. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ "Seventy km and 31 stations: Building the Big Circle Line / News / Moscow City Web Site". Moscow City Web Site. Retrieved 7 December 2021.
  3. ^ Scheme Moscow Metro
  4. ^ "Строительство второго кольца метро подорожало до 500 млрд руб". RBC. 2017-11-23.
  5. ^ a b "Большая кольцевая линия: «активные граждане» выбрали название для новой ветки метро" (in Russian). City of Moscow. 2017-12-28.
  6. ^ "За название для Третьего пересадочного контура метро проголосовали больше 280 тысяч человек" (in Russian). City of Noscow. 2017-10-08.
  7. ^ "Название Третьего пересадочного контура определит новый этап голосования" (in Russian). TASS. 2017-12-11.
  8. ^ 30 километров тоннелей Второго кольца метро будут двухпутными (in Russian). Moscow Complex of City Planning Policies and Construction. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-11-24.
  9. ^ "New Metro Ring Line On Track for 2018 | Business". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  10. ^ "Метро". stroi.mos.ru. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  11. ^ "Метро до «Нижней Масловки» дойдет в 2018 году". tripsmile.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  12. ^ "Пять станций Второго кольца метро могут открыть в 2017 году – Бочкарев". stroi.mos.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  13. ^ "Большая кольцевая линия московского метро замкнется в 2022 году". mosday.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  14. ^ "Запуск Третьего пересадочного контура перенесли на следующий год" (in Russian). Вести. 2017-12-18.
  15. ^ "Марат Хуснуллин: Кожуховская ветка метро разгрузит Таганско-Краснопресненскую линию". Vechernyaya Moskva. Retrieved 2014-03-10.

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