Troitskaya line

The Troitskaya line (Russian: Троицкая ли́ния, lit. Trinity) (Line 16, previously Kommunarskaya line, Russian: Коммунарская ли́ния, lit. Communards)[1] is a planned line of the Moscow Metro that will initially extend to the settlement of Kommunarka in the Novomoskovsky Administrative Okrug, or New Moscow. Future expansion plans could extend the line to the town of Troitsk.[2] The city plans to begin construction on the line in 2018.[2][3]

#16 Troitskaya line Troitskaya line
Line 16 (Moscow).svg
Overview
OwnerMoskovsky Metropoliten
LocaleMoscow
TerminiKommunarka (west)
Ulitsa Novatorov (east)
Stations7
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMoscow Metro
Operator(s)Moskovsky Metropoliten
History
Opened2023 (planned)
Technical
Line length19 km (12 mi)
CharacterUnderground
Track gauge1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in)
ElectrificationThird rail
Route map

Troitsk
Vatutinki
Desyonovskoye
Desna
Rakitki
Sosenki
Kommunarka
Transfer for #1 Sokolnicheskaya line at Kommunarka
Bachurinskaya
Mamyri
Tyutchevskaya
Ulitsa Generala Tyuleneva
Universitet Druzhby Narodov
Novatorskaya
Transfer for #11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line at Novatorskaya
Vavilovskaya
Akademicheskaya
Transfer for #6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line at Akademicheskaya
Krymskaya
Transfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at Krymskaya
ZIL
Transfer for #14 Moscow Central Circle at ZILTransfer for #17 17 line at ZIL
possible future connection with #15 Nekrasovskaya line

Current TimelineEdit

The initial stage of the line will cover 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Moscow to Kommunarka and have seven stations. The city projects completion in 2021 at a cost of 49.8 billion rubles.[4]

DevelopmentEdit

Following the expansion of the city of Moscow, which doubled the city’s size, the city administration sought to increase public transit into the area, known as New Moscow. In 2014, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, undertook a visit to China where he signed an agreement with the China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) and China International Fund to build a line to New Moscow and finance construction by developing real estate at the stations.[5][6] With the fall of the ruble in late 2014, negotiations over costs were held up and the Deputy Mayor for Construction Marat Khusnullin announced that the city would continue development using its own funds.[7]

By 2016, the city was again negotiating with CRCC for construction of the line. Rather than CRCC handing the whole project, the city wanted to split the work between Russian and Chinese workers.[8] The parties agreed not only on construction of the Kommunarskaya line, but also three stations of the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line: Michurinsky Prospekt, Aminyevskaya, and Prospekt Vernadskogo.[9]

On 19 June 2019, construction began on the Universitet Druzhby Narodov station,[10] and on 17 July it was announced that construction work at various stages was already underway at all stations of the first section.[11]

On 26 August 2019 Sergei Sobyanin officially announced the extension of line 16 to the south from Kommunarka to Troitsk. According to him, the southern section will be 14.6 km long and will have six stations. Part of the section from Sosenki to Desna will be at-ground.[12][13]

On 25 November 2019 the construction of the first tunnel of the line between "Ulitsa Novatorov" and "Universitet Druzhby Narodov" began. On 4 December 2020, tunneling was completed, the shield passed 2.7 km at a depth of up to 30 meters.

StationsEdit

Station Name Transfers
English Russian
Sevastopolsky Prospekt Севастопольский проспект   Krymskaya
Akademicheskaya Академическая   Akademicheskaya
Ulitsa Stroiteley Улица Строителей
Ulitsa Novatorov Улица Новаторов   Novatorskaya
Universitet Druzhby Narodov Университет Дружбы Народов
Ulitsa Generala Tyuleneva Улица Генерала Тюленева
Tyutchevskaya Тютчевская
Mamyri Мамыри
Bachurinskaya Бачуринская
Kommunarka Коммунарка   Kommunarka
Sosenki Сосенки
Rakitki Ракитки
Desna Десна
Desyonovskoye Десёновское
Vatutinki Ватутинки
Troitsk Троицк

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Map of planned construction Kommunarskaya line has been tentatively designated as line 16
  2. ^ a b "Строительство метро до Троицка могут начать в 2018 году" (in Russian). Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2017-09-25.
  3. ^ "New metro line construction from Ulitsa Novatorov to Stolbovo station to begin in 2018". City of Moscow. 2017-07-19.
  4. ^ "На миллиард дешевле" (in Russian). Moskovskaya Perspektiva. 2018-09-18.
  5. ^ "Китайским инвесторам предложили построить линию метро до Коммунарки" (in Russian). Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2014-04-20.
  6. ^ "Chinese firms to build Moscow's new subway". Global Construction Review. 2014-05-21.
  7. ^ "М.ХУСНУЛЛИН: ПРИОСТАНОВКА ПЕРЕГОВОРОВ С ИНВЕСТОРАМИ ИЗ КИТАЯ НЕ ВЛИЯЕТ НА ПОДГОТОВКУ К СТРОИТЕЛЬСТВУ МЕТРО" (in Russian). Moscow City News Agency. 2014-11-12.
  8. ^ "Китайцы идут валютным курсом". Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2016-05-10.
  9. ^ "Около 500 китайских инженеров приедут в Москву для строительства метро" (in Russian). Moscow Complex for Construction and Urban Development. 2017-02-14.
  10. ^ "В Москве начали строить станцию метро «Университет дружбы народов»". РИА Новости. 2019-06-19. Archived from the original on 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  11. ^ "Семь станций начали строить на Коммунарской линии метро". Комплекс градостроительной политики и строительства города Москвы (in Russian). 17 July 2019. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  12. ^ "Метро вперед летит". Московская перспектива. 2019-08-26. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  13. ^ "Метро придет в Троицк". Сайт Сергея Собянина. 2019-08-26. Retrieved 2019-08-26.

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