3 Purple Line Metro Stations to Close Over Weekend
- The Moscow Times
- Aug. 09 2013 11:50
- Last edited 11:50
Vykhino, Ryazansky Prospekt, and Kuzminki metro stations will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to Monday morning due to the construction of two new stations at the end of the Purple Line.
The new Lermontovsky Prospekt and Zhulebino stations will open in September, extending the line five kilometers to the south-east and servicing more than 250,000 passengers daily, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported.
Additional bus, trolleybus, and train services have been scheduled to compensate for the closures, Interfax reported Friday.
Free buses will depart from Vykhino every 30 seconds, picking people up at the closed stations along the route and taking them to Tekstilshchiki metro station, which will be operating as normal.
Trolleybuses No. 63 and 63k will take passengers from Ryazansky Prospekt to Taganskaya metro, trolleybus No. 74 and bus route No. 658 will run from Kuzminki to Volzhskaya, and trolleybus No. 64 and bus No. 247 will offer a route from Vikhino to Novogireyevo.
Twenty-four additional commuter trains are to run on the Moskva Kazanskaya — Ramenskoye route, which usually only operates on weekdays.
The three stations will close again from 10 p.m. on Aug. 23 until Aug. 25 for construction work connecting the new metro stations.