Bolshaya Koltsevaya line

The Bolshaya Koltsevaya line (Russian: Большая кольцевая линия), literally Large Circle Line, designated Line 11[2] 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 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 gray) 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 Kakhovskaya line stations)
26 February 2018 (#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line stations)
Technical
Line length69 kilometres (43 mi)[1]
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Savyolovskaya (#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line terminus)
Savyolovsky railway station Transfer for #9 Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya line at Savyolovskaya Ground transfer#D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters)
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
Shelepikha
Ground transfer#D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) Transfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Shelepikha
Delovoy Tsentr (#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line terminus)
Transfer for #4 Filyovskaya line at Vystavochnaya Transfer for #8A Solntsevskaya line at Delovoy Tsentr Ground transfer#D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters)
Karamyshevskaya
Mnevniki
Terekhovo
Kuntsevskaya
Kuntsevo I railway station Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at Kuntsevskaya Transfer for #4 Filyovskaya line at Kuntsevskaya
Davydkovo
Aminyevskaya
Michurinsky Prospekt
Transfer for #8A Solntsevskaya line at Michurinsky Prospekt
Prospekt Vernadskogo
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Prospekt Vernadskogo
Novatorskaya
Vorontsovskaya
Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Kaluzhskaya
Zyuzino
Kakhovskaya (closed for reconstruction)
Transfer for #9 Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya line at Sevastopolskaya
Varshavskaya (closed for reconstruction)
Kashirskaya (closed for reconstruction)
Transfer for #2 Zamoskvoretskaya line at Kashirskaya via cross-platform interchange
connection to Zamoskvoretskaya line
Klenovy Bulvar
Nagatinsky Zaton
Pechatniki
Transfer for #10 Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line at Pechatniki Ground transfer#D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters)
Tekstilshchiki
Transfer for #7 Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line at Tekstilshchiki Ground transfer#D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters)
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 (#15 Nekrasovskaya line terminus)
Ground transferElektrozavodskaya railway station Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at Elektrozavodskaya
Sokolniki
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Sokolniki
Rizhskaya
Rizhsky railway station Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Rizhskaya Ground transfer#D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters)
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.[3]

Formerly known as the Third Interchange Contour, the city adopted "Large Circle Line" as the official name of the line after a vote via the "Active Citizen" web portal.[4]

NameEdit

The working name of the project since inception was the Third Interchange Contour; however, prior to the opening of the line, the city of Moscow reached out to its 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.[5]

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 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.[6] 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.[4]

DevelopmentEdit

 
Initial construction timetable for the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line

The entire project was supposed to be completed by 2020–2021.[1][7][8][9][10] By 2018, the completion date had been postponed until the end of 2022.[11]

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.[12] Savyolovskaya was opened on 30 December 2018.

Further extensionEdit

The northeastern section was initially scheduled to be completed in 2018 and was opened on 27 March 2020. This section includes the part of the line from Elektrozavodskaya to Nizhegorodskaya.[13] The existing, short, three-station Kakhovskaya line will be incorporated into the line.

The original plans called for a 58-kilometer line with 27 new stations.[14]

StationsEdit

Main circleEdit

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

Branch lineEdit

Station Name Transfers Notes
English Russian
Khoroshyovskaya Хорошёвская   Polezhayevskaya
  Khoroshyovo
Through service to   Savyolovskaya via main line
Shelepikha Шелепиха   Shelepikha Through service to   Rasskazovka
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. ^ Scheme Moscow Metro
  3. ^ "Строительство второго кольца метро подорожало до 500 млрд руб". RBC. 2017-11-23.
  4. ^ a b "Большая кольцевая линия: «активные граждане» выбрали название для новой ветки метро" (in Russian). City of Moscow. 2017-12-28.
  5. ^ "За название для Третьего пересадочного контура метро проголосовали больше 280 тысяч человек" (in Russian). City of Noscow. 2017-10-08.
  6. ^ "Название Третьего пересадочного контура определит новый этап голосования" (in Russian). TASS. 2017-12-11.
  7. ^ "New Metro Ring Line On Track for 2018 | Business". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  8. ^ "Метро". stroi.mos.ru. Retrieved 2015-11-01.
  9. ^ "Метро до «Нижней Масловки» дойдет в 2018 году". tripsmile.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  10. ^ "Пять станций Второго кольца метро могут открыть в 2017 году – Бочкарев". stroi.mos.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  11. ^ "Большая кольцевая линия московского метро замкнется в 2022 году". mosday.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  12. ^ "Запуск Третьего пересадочного контура перенесли на следующий год" (in Russian). Вести. 2017-12-18.
  13. ^ "Марат Хуснуллин: Кожуховская ветка метро разгрузит Таганско-Краснопресненскую линию". Vechernyaya Moskva. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  14. ^ 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.

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