A new metro station in Moscow is scheduled to open this year as a part of the first section of the Third Interchange Circuit, which will extend from Delovoi Tsentr to Petrovsky Park station.
The CSKA metro station is set to be located in Khodynskoye Polye and will have the capacity to be used by 120,000 passengers per day, thereby decreasing congestion and improving transport efficiency in the district.
The announcement was made by the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin following an inspection of the station site.
Sobyanin said: “The construction of the Third Interchange Circuit has begun, and one of its stations is 90% ready.
“I hope that by September it will be completed so that in October the section of the Third Interchange Circuit that includes Petrovsky Park, CSKA, Khoroshyovskaya and Delovoi Tsentr stations will open to passenger traffic.
“With the CSKA station, people from nearby neighbourhoods will be within a walking distance of the metro, which will also ease passenger traffic at nearby stations, improving transport availability for Moscow residents.”
The construction of the station is progressing according to schedule, and all equipment and utilities have now been installed at the site.
CSKA metro station is situated 28m below street level. The station exhibits a three-span column structure and features a 163m-long, 12m-wide platform.
It will have two entrances equipped with escalators and lifts, with one situated near the central gate of a new park on Khodynskoye Polye, and another one towards the Megasport sports centre.
The station will also have a two-level underground service area above the platform, with a 14,900m2 office building comprising 57 underground parking spaces near the northern entrance.
CSKA station is expected to be used by 70,000 people daily during its initial launch period, including 12,000 commuters during the peak hours.
The opening of the station is expected to improve transport availability for the Khoroshyovsky District, in addition to decreasing congestion at Polezhayevskaya station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line.
Image: Moscow Mayor with other officials at the CSKA metro station site. Photo: Photo by the Mayor and Moscow Government Press Service. Denis Grishkin.