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Moscow’s subway length to triple, Mayor Sobyanin vows

July 10, 13:41 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The total span of the Moscow Metro will be three times bigger than it was in 2010

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MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. The total span of the Moscow Metro will be three times bigger than it was in 2010, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday while inspecting the largest transport interchange hub, Ryazanskya, under construction in the nation’s capital together with Russian Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich and Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov.

The transport interchange hub is located at the intersection of Ryazansky Avenue and Nizhegorodskaya Street in southeastern Moscow and the Moscow Central Circle. It is unique because four major thoroughfares will converge there.

"New radially extending railway tracks and main lines are being built. Work is in progress to create the Moscow Central Diameters project. As a result, [the total length of] Moscow’s surface and underground metro will be about 1,000 kilometers, that is, actually three times more than the metro system that existed in 2010," the mayor said.

According to Mayor Sobyanin, the four transportation links under construction in Moscow, the Central Ring Road and other facilities will add about 2,000 kilometers of roads to the Moscow metropolitan traffic system.

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