Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line

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The Kalininsko–Solntsevskaya line (Кали́нинско-Солнцевская ли́ния, IPA: [kəˈlʲinʲɪnskə ˈsontsəfskəjə ˈlʲinʲɪjə]) (Line 8) is a line of the Moscow Metro, currently consisting of two separate parts. It was opened as the eastwards Kalininskaya line in 1979, with the first stations of the western Solntsevsky radius opening in 2014. Presently there are 8 stations on the eastern section and 14 on the western section. The two parts are planned to be joined after 2023. To distinguish the 2 sections, the newer west section is identified as Line 8A.

#8 Kalininskaya line Kalininskaya line
#8A Solntsevskaya line Solntsevskaya line
Line 8-8A (Moscow).svg
OwnerMoskovsky Metropoliten
TerminiEast section: TretyakovskayaNovokosino;
West section: Delovoy TsentrRasskazovka
StationsEast section: 8; West section: 12
TypeRapid transit
SystemMoscow Metro
Operator(s)Moskovsky Metropoliten
Rolling stock81-760/761
Daily ridership452,000 (east section)
Opened30 December 1979
Line lengthEast section: 16.3 km (10.1 mi);
West section: 24.8 km (15.4 mi)
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Ground transferReutovo railway station
Shosse Entuziastov
Ground transferTransfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Shosse Entuziastov
Ground transferTransfer for #15 Nekrasovskaya line at Aviamotornaya Aviamotornaya railway station
Ploshchad Ilyicha
Transfer for #10 Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line at Rimskaya Ground transferSerp i Molot railway stationTransfer for #D2 Line D2 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Serp i Molot railway station
Transfer for #5 Koltsevaya line at Taganskaya Transfer for #7 Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line at Taganskaya
Tretyakovskaya (#8 Kalininskaya line terminus)
Transfer for #2 Zamoskvoretskaya line at Novokuznetskaya Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Tretyakovskaya
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Kropotkinskaya
Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at Smolenskaya
Delovoy Tsentr (#8A Solntsevskaya line terminus)
Transfer for #4A Filyovskaya line at Vystavochnaya Transfer for #11A Bolshaya Koltsevaya line at Delovoy Tsentr Ground transferTransfer for #D1 Line D1 (Moscow Central Diameters) at Testovskaya railway station
Park Pobedy
Transfer for #3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line at Park Pobedy via cross-platform interchange
Lomonosovsky Prospekt
Michurinsky Prospekt
Transfer for #11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line at Michurinsky Prospekt
Solntsevo yard
Borovskoye Shosse
Vnukovo (Vnukovo Airport)


The line's pilot stage, which would see it extending from Taganskaya through Lefortovo and into the eastern districts of Perovo, Novogireevo and Veshnyaki, was opened for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The line bears all traits of the late 1970s architecture and engineering. No longer pressed for economy designs and aesthetics, the architects were given full freedom to use advanced materials.

The engineers were able to introduce new designs, particularly for the Column stations of Marksistskaya and Aviamotornaya which were built without ventral crosspieces, allowing a huge economy in time by abandoning the use of tubings. The shallow column station of Novogireevo further demonstrated its parting with previous centipede roots by increasing inter-column width from six to seven and a half metres.

What makes the line unique is its name, as it was originally named after partially passing the Kalinin District, which disappeared in the 1990s. Thus, the line is the only in Moscow which carries the name of a figurehead, Mikhail Kalinin, rather than the area it serves.

In 1986, the line's first extension opened, with the station Tretyakovskaya, the third cross-platform transfer in Moscow Metro was set up this way. It was planned for the line to continue and link up with the Arbatskaya station of the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line, allowing it to be split and the old route Aleksandrovsky SadPloshchad Revolyutsii route to be reused, whilst the Kalininskaya line, now operating to Kievskaya would extend southwestwards.

This was not to be realised, and the western extension plans stalled for more than two decades due to the financial instability of the 1990s and other priorities.

With the opening of the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line, the route changed to include the new stations and the temporary but indefinite closure of Delovoy Tsentr. On February 24, Delovoy Tsentr on the Kalininsko–Solntsevskaya line closed, while on February 26, Delovoy Tsentr on the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line opened. Trains from Ramenki now continue north onto the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line at Shelepikha to Petrovsky Park.[1]

The original route of the line through Delovoy Tsentr reflected the fact that the Solntsevskaya branch does not have an active rail yard. Trains would shift from that station to the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line and onward to the Izmailovo yard. As the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line uses the Izmailovo yard, trains can operate along the new route to Petrovsky Park and onward to the yard.[2] In the meantime, there is no timeline for Delovoy Tsentr to reopen. However, it could be several years as completion of the central branch of the line to Tretyakovskaya has not yet begun.[1]


Segment Date opened Length
MarksistskayaNovogireyevo 30 December 1979 11.4 km
MarksistskayaTretyakovskaya 25 January 1986 1.7 km
NovogireyevoNovokosino 30 August 2012 3.2 km
Park PobedyDelovoy Tsentr[a] 31 January 2014 2.4 km
Park PobedyRamenki 16 March 2017 7.4 km
RamenkiRasskazovka 30 August 2018 15.0 km
Total[b] 31.1 km
  1. ^ The section from Park Pobedy to Delovoy Tsentr is currently disused from passenger service until the eastern and western sections are connected.
  2. ^ Not accounting the shared tracks of western section with Bolshaya Koltsevaya line from Savyolovskaya to Shelepikha. This reroute is expected to be temporary.


Platform at Govorovo station
Station Name Transfers Notes
English Russian
Novokosino Новокосино   Reutovo   terminus
Novogireyevo Новогиреево
Perovo Перово
Shosse Entuziastov Шоссе Энтузиастов   Shosse Entuziastov
Aviamotornaya Авиамоторная   ( ) Aviamotornaya
Ploshchad Ilyicha Площадь Ильича   Rimskaya
   Serp i Molot
Marksistskaya Марксистская   Taganskaya
Tretyakovskaya Третьяковская   Novokuznetskaya
Volkhonka Волхонка   Kropotkinskaya
Plyushchikha Плющиха   Smolenskaya
Dorogomilovskaya Дорогомиловская
Delovoy Tsentr Деловой центр   Vystavochnaya
  Delovoy Tsentr
Park Pobedy Парк Победы   Park Pobedy
  Poklonnaya Gora
Through service to   Savyolovskaya in 2018–2020
Minskaya Минская   Minskaya
Lomonosovsky Prospekt Ломоносовский проспект
Ramenki Раменки
Michurinsky Prospekt Мичуринский проспект   Michurinsky Prospekt
Ozyornaya Озёрная
Govorovo Говорово
Solntsevo Солнцево
Borovskoye Shosse Боровское шоссе
Novoperedelkino Новопеределкино
Rasskazovka Рассказовка   terminus
Pykhtino Пыхтино
Vnukovo Внуково

Rolling stockEdit

81-760/761 series train at Minskaya station

The line is served by the Novogireevo depot (№ 12). 36 eight-carriage trains of the newest 81-760/761 model are running on the line. It was also served by one new 81-717.6K/714.6K eight-carriage train in 2007–2011 and by two 81-717.5M/714.5M in 2009–2011, but the most trains till 2012 were old 81-717/714, built between 1979 and 1983. In 2012–2013 all 81-717/714 trains were replaced by new 81-760/761 (called "Oka") trains. The last 81-717/714 train emerged on the line in April 2013.

Subway car types used on the line over the years:

Series 81-717: 1979 — 2013

Series 81-717.5M: 2009 — 2011

Series 81-717.6К: 2009 — 2011

Series 81-760/761: April 2012 — present

Series 81-765.3/766.3/767.3: 2018 — present

Series 81-765.4/766.4/767.4: 2019 — present

Recent developments and future plansEdit

The line currently exists as a single radial, but for a long time an extension through the city centre and then on westwards has been planned.

Perovsky radialEdit

Novokosino was completed in 2012. There is a connection linking the Aviamotornaya Kalininskaya line station to Aviamotornaya on the Nekrasovskaya line.

Solntsevsky radialEdit

The first part of the Solntsevsky radial, between Park Pobedy and Delovoy Tsentr (with a transfer to Vystavochnaya), opened in January 2014. It is not yet connected to the rest of Kalininskaya line. A further extension of this line further south from Park Pobedy to Ramenki was opened on 16 March 2017.[3] The terminus Rasskazovka, about 5 km from Vnukovo International Airport.

A future possible extension will take the line toward Vnukovo International Airport.[4] Any such an extension would come after 2023.[5]

City centerEdit

The gap between Delovoy Tsentr and Tretyakovskaya is planned to be connected via the city center after 2023.[6]

The planned stations on this route are (from east to west):[6]


  1. ^ a b "Московский метрополитен прощается с "Деловым центром" до… открытия нового "Делового центра"" (in Russian). Transport V Rossii. 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ "Большая кольцевая линия Московского метрополитена" (in Russian). TASS. 2018-02-26.
  3. ^ "В Москве открыли три новые станции метро" (in Russian). Interfax. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017.
  4. ^ Желтая ветка метро в перспективе может дойти до Внуково
  5. ^ «Российская газета»: 2 миллиона москвичей ждут (В столице в 2017 году построят самую длинную ветку подземки)
  6. ^ a b "Перспективы развития." Moscow Metro. Retrieved 2 Oct 2017.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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