New section of the Big Circle Line launched in Moscow


On December 7, 2021, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin (by videoconference) and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a section of the Big Circle line of the Moscow metro to the south and west of the city. The section includes the following stations: Terekhovo, Kuntsevskaya, Davydkovo, Aminyevskaya, Michurinsky Prospekt, Prospekt Vernadskogo, Novatorskaya, Vorontsovskaya, Zyuzino and Kakhovskaya.

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This launch is a big event for the city. Since 1935, for the first time, 10 stations were opened at a time in Moscow. The new section will be more than 21 km long: it is the longest section in the history of the Moscow Metro launched for passengers at the same time.

10 new BCL stations will improve the accessibility of transport for the inhabitants of the 11 districts of the city with 1.4 million inhabitants. Nearly 450,000 people will have BCL stations near their home. Thanks to the new metro section, passengers will save 35 to 45 minutes of travel time per day.

The Big Circle Line is the largest project implemented with the direct participation of the mayor of Moscow. The full launch of the BCL is scheduled for late 2022 – early 2023, the loop line will have 31 stations. The full launch of the BCL will simplify travel for 3.3 million Moscow citizens living in 34 districts. The BCL will be the longest metro loop in the world. Its length is 70 km, which is 3.5 times longer than the existing Line 5 (the Circle Line) and a quarter longer than the Beijing Loop (Line 10) – so far the world leader in terms of length.


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