Construction of light rail in New Moscow will start after 2020

The construction of the first light rail line in New Moscow is planned to start after 2020. As told the head of Department of development of new territories Vladimir Zhidkin, has already developed a plan of the route, which will take place from the future metro station “Mamyri” to Troitsk. “In 2019-2020 could begin designing the tram line after 2020 and the construction itself,” — said Zhidkin. The line length is 24 km, it will partially take place along the construction route of Solntsevo-Butovo-Prominent.

At the end of March it is planned to adopt the master plan of New Moscow. It incorporated the construction of nine high-speed tram lines. The longest branches extending up to 30 km will be constructed from Salar Marino and Razumovskogo in Filimonki. Only by 2025 in the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas (Tinao) will pave 48 miles of streetcar lines by 2035 -175 km In the future in New Moscow can appear other areas of light rail, since it is assumed that the population of the two counties to 2035 will amount to 1.5 million people.

On the territory of “old Moscow” is planned to build three high-speed tram lines: on the East, South and North-East. Construction of the route from the metro station “Highway of Enthusiasts” to Ivanovsky is scheduled to begin in 2019-2020, in the future, the line can reach up to Balashikha near Moscow. The second branch may pass from the village of Northern in Lianozovo, and then stretch out to the metro station “Altufyevo” and “Medvedkovo”. Four years ago construction was almost abandoned because of protests by local residents about cutting down trees. Another line in the South of Moscow should tie Prazhskaya metro station and the area West Biryulyovo. Light rail can also appear in the suburbs, in particular from Podolsk to Ramenskoye through Domodedovo airport.

The Deputy head of the expert center Alexander Chekmarev believes that now in Moscow there is no need to build streetcar lines. It may appear in the future in connection with building and the increase in the population of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky administrative areas. Modern trams can reach speeds of 30 km/h depending on route and distance between stops, the expert said.