Voting started in the Active Citizen project, where Muscovites may choose colours for the three Moscow Metro lines under construction – Troitskaya, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya, and Biryulyovskaya, according to Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow.
Mosinzhproekt is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.
“The Moscow Metro is growing faster than ever: 109 new stations for the classical metro and the Moscow Central Circle since 2011, plus 62 stations for the Moscow Central Diameters. And this is simply the halfway stage of a major project. It is not the end. The Solntsevskaya and Nekrasovskaya Lines, as well as the Big Circle Line, have only been recently launched, and, in the not-at-all distant future, three more new lines will be constructed”, said Mayor of Moscow on his social media.
The ballot includes one of the following four colour and shade combinations: Lilac, Lavender, Sand; Emerald, Graphite, Ruby; Olive, Lilac, Copper; and Lilac, Graphite, Sand. The colours are chosen so that the new lines do not blend in with the existing lines in the metro map.
“According to the old Moscow tradition, it is now time to select the colours that will be used to mark the new lines on the Moscow Metro map. This is a vital and responsible decision, because the colours gain folk names through time. When they talk about transferring from the green line to the red line, it is clear to everyone that they are talking about the Zamoskvoretskaya and Sokolnicheskaya Lines of the Moscow metro”, stressed Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.
The 40 km long Troitskaya Line will run from the ZIL station to Troitsk. The new stations will make Troitsk closer to around one million residents of the south-west of Moscow.
The Rublyovo-Arkhangelskaya Line, which will be around 19 kilometres long, will connect the Moscow City business area with the northwest districts both inside and outside the Moscow Automobile Ring Road. More than 700 thousand Muscovites and residents of the Moscow region live near the new stations.
The construction of the 21-kilometre long Biryulyovskaya Line will provide fast and reliable urban transportation for residents of large Moscow districts with population of over 600 thousand people, including Danilovsky, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, Moskvorechye-Saburovo, Tsaritsyno, Biryulyovo Vostochnoye and Biryulyovo Zapadnoye.
In 2023, Mosinzhproekt celebrates its 65th anniversary. Since 2011, with the involvement of the company, more than 152 km of metro lines and 70 new metro stations have been commissioned, and 11 electric depots have been constructed and reconstructed. The creation of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the national metro construction. It is more than 70 km long and has 31 stations.