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Old Posted Sep 18, 2007, 3:57 AM
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Moscow: new metro stations

A new station, Trubnaja, has been opened Aug 30th 2007, the total count is now 173. The next one to be opened,
of the same line, Sretenskij Bulvar, is schedueled for December this year. The addition to the length of tunnels is 3.72 km.
The station took 17 years to complete. The construction was frozen during hyperinflation of the 90s. The cost of
maintaining the station and tunnels with construction halted equalled the cost of completion of the construction.

More new stations are to be opened on the Blue line by the end of the year.

Video news release:
http://videoarchive.rbc.ru/archive/2...bnaya_1700.wmv

The video has been removed from server and is not available anymore... But it is not a big deal.

Anyway, according to this video you will soon be able to pay in Moscow metro using mobile phone SIM card, receiving the bill
by phone later; the phone itself to be scanned instead of a plastic card.

pictures by russos from LiveJournal




















































Pictures by coth

connection to Tsevtnoj Bulvar









































































photo by VanHelsing.16 source















one more photo outside by mozart

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Old Posted Sep 18, 2007, 4:07 AM
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looking pretty good. i'll have to check it out when i'm there next month (!!!!).

btw, the little bald guy in the blue suit is the mayor of moscow, yuriy luzhkov.

anm, any idea why this one opened before sretenskiy bul'var?
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2007, 4:14 AM
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Looking good. I love how they "integrate" the looks of the new stations.
Feels almost weird though with the cell phone-scan payment system (it's a nice system!) and still using those ooold trains at the same time.
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anm, any idea why this one opened before sretenskiy bul'var?
My wild guess is they opened first the one they finished first... but the other one is to be opened in the beginning of December, so it almost does not matter in the grand scheme of things.

BTW, they currently promise to open over 70 km of new tunnels by 2020. This averages over 5 km per year, and probably means a couple of stations per year.
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Sharp. Russians must really love shiny marble.
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Sharp. Russians must really love shiny marble.
Some do, some are tired of it and would prefer modern hi-tech design. This station was built very conservatively, very much along the lines of much older stations, partially because it is a little out of the past, taking so long to complete. I am sure we will see ultra-modern designs in Moscow metro... sooner or later.
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better then Toronto's
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Looks great. How was this area served before? Bus?
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I really like to ornaments in their stations.
lovely combination of modern style with old influences
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Looks great. How was this area served before? Bus?
Metro, station "Tsvetnoy Bulvar" (grey line).

"Trubnaya" is the new interchange station (light-green line) in the city downtownr
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Looking good. I love how they "integrate" the looks of the new stations.
Feels almost weird though with the cell phone-scan payment system (it's a nice system!) and still using those ooold trains at the same time.
There are no old trains. 81-714/81-717 (blue trains) might have an outdated design, but they still in serial production. MMZ still producing .5x modifications and is working on .6 modification now, which will get a new design, interior and some other things. Warsaw Metro recently bought several .5x trains. Some other Metro systems prefer this model.
81-720/81-721 (metal trains. .1 modification is on photo) was in serial production shortly in 2003-2004. Only several trains were made. All of them working on Line 10, as well as several pre-production 81-720/81-721 trains. They were in production in mid-late 1990's. But Moscow Metro preferred them 81-740/81-741. Line L1 was equipped with 81-740/81-741. And Lines 3 and 4 are being equipped now with 81-740A/81-741A and 81-740.1/81-741.1. 81-740.2/81-741.2 was made for Sofia metro. MMZ is also working on new model - 81-760/81-761.
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Now if only Moscow looked that good above ground.
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That's one good looking subway station.
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Looking good. I love how they "integrate" the looks of the new stations.
Feels almost weird though with the cell phone-scan payment system (it's a nice system!) and still using those ooold trains at the same time.
I do not quite get it. This sounds like Moscow trains are as old as Mumbai trains or something like that. Older than Paris? No. Aesthetically inferior to London, NYC or Tokyo? No way, unless you are biased. They are absolutely fine trains as far as I am concerned. Clean, spacious, safe and fast. I have used trains on a number of US systems and do not see how Moscow trains are worse in any department. What am I missing?

Moscow trains do not have AC, but Moscow climate and the way the whole system is built do not justify AC on trains.
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I do not quite get it. This sounds like Moscow trains are as old as Mumbai trains or something like that. Older than Paris? No. Aesthetically inferior to London, NYC or Tokyo? No way, unless you are biased. They are absolutely fine trains as far as I am concerned. Clean, spacious, safe and fast. I have used trains on a number of US systems and do not see how Moscow trains are worse in any department. What am I missing?

Moscow trains do not have AC, but Moscow climate and they way the whole system is built do not justify using AC on trains.
I concur, many of our trains here in Stockholm are of the older design built in the 70s and 80s yet they work perfectly fine so why scap them? They'll eventually get exchanged but it's not justifiable to do so only because they're not as astetically pleasing as the newer ones. The same goes for the commuter trains aswell.
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Some do, some are tired of it and would prefer modern hi-tech design. This station was built very conservatively, very much along the lines of much older stations, partially because it is a little out of the past, taking so long to complete. I am sure we will see ultra-modern designs in Moscow metro... sooner or later.
Yeah, I was struck by how monumental and cold the architecture was... even if it is extremely high quality. I thought the benches were interesting throwbacks to a bygone vision of ye Olde Russia, eh?

but I'm definitely digging it.



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that train looks pretty darned new to me.
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that train looks pretty darned new to me.
there aren't very many of those however - just a few on the light green line and the branch to the international business center.
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81-720/721 (Yauza) is used only on line 10 along with numerical 81-714/717.

Line L1 is equipped only with 81-740/741 (Rusich). Lines 3 and 4 are being fully replaced with 81-740/741. Only few E-type trains left on Line 4.
Moscow Metro has bought just few 81-714 and 81-717 cars in last few years mainly to lengthen trains.


81-740/741



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Nice to see how they keep to the old style. Very nice. And Luzhkov is kind of cute in that blue suit.
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The paintings in the cars is an interesting concept... is that just a demonstration? I'd imagine that it'd be prime ad space.
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