By 2024 Moscow will receive a single transport backbone – Andrey Bochkarev

It includes the metro, a system of high-speed chord highways, and railways

By 2024, it is planned to create a single transport backbone in the capital, including the metro, railways and chord highways, Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction said at the 10th Moscow Urban Forum. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding, an operator of the capital’s key urban development programmes, has been the exclusive partner of the forum and exhibitor since 2014.

“We plan to complete the formation of a modern single transport backbone for Moscow by 2024. By that time, the Big Circle Metro Line will be completed, traffic on the MCD-3 and MCD-4 routes will be opened, and a system of high-speed chord highways will be launched,” Andrey Bochkarev noted.

According to him, the construction of the metro will remain a priority in the development of transport infrastructure in the coming years. “The plans for the next two years include the construction of 58 km of lines, 24 stations and 3 train maintenance facilities. The ultimate goal of the metro network development programme is to provide 90% of Muscovites with subways within walking distance,” the Deputy Mayor said.

Andrey Bochkarev called the development of railway transport another key area of work, explaining that since the beginning of the year, three platforms had been opened on the MCD routes and 8 more should be ready by the end of 2021. “The most important task is not just to build new stations, but also to integrate them into the city’s transport system,” the head of the capital’s construction complex emphasised.

Besides, he added that in the near future it is planned to launch traffic along the entire system of high-speed highways consisting of the North-West, North-East and South-East Chords, as well as the South Lateral Road – 190 km of roads have been already commissioned there, and this is about 60% of their total length.

The Moscow Urban Forum is a large-scale congress in the field of urban development, economics and architecture, which has been held in the capital annually since 2011 and brings together prominent statespersons, urbanists, architects and designers, experts and entrepreneurs to exchange experience and gain new professional knowledge.