In transportation news from Moscow, the first semi-underground station of Moscow metro "the Michurinsk prospectus" is 25% completed, according to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin (below).
Designed as part of a greater Moscow loop, this new transportation ring is designed to provide affordable transport to the residents of the 36th district of Ramenki. Already, the population of this area of the city exceeds some 135,000 persons, and the new metro station within walking distance, will provide great relief for further area growth. The original idea is fairly old, having been planned as far back as 1965, but now the Michurinsk prospectus will also be part of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line.
This year the trains will go from "Victory Park" to "Ramenok", then in 2017 the line will extend from "Michurinsky Prospekt" to the "Solntsevo". This will improve the transport situation in six districts of the city including: Ramenki, Prospekt Vernadskogo, Ochakovo-matveyevskoye, troparyovo-Nikulino, Solntsevo, Novo-Peredelkino. That is still over 600 thousand Muscovites will get the metro almost at the house.
The mayor also reported, that by 2020 this thread will stretch to Vnukovo airport, and the "yellow" branch will also reached from the South-Western outskirts of Moscow to the historic centre, to the Volhonka" "Plyuschikha" and "Dorogomilovsky" stations.
Architects and designers of these new stations have employed an unusual selection of materials including: granite, aluminum, steel, glass and granite for the construction. Soon, hundreds of thousands of Muscovites will not only enjoy easier transit, but truly beautiful connective stations across the city.