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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Metro Stations To Open in 2007

Three metro stations will open in Moscow this year, the city's underground chief, Dmitry Gayev, said Wednesday.

The Strogino station will open on the light blue line; the Trubnaya station on the light green line, and the Sretensky Bulvar station on the gray line, Gayev said, Interfax reported.

This year will also see trains start running between Chkalovskaya and Trubnaya metro stations; Kuntsevskaya and Park Pobedy metro stations; and Krylatskoye and Strogino metro stations, Gayev said.

$1.1 billion will be spent on developing the metro system this year, Gayev said. Some of this money will go toward new Rusich trains, which feature brakes that "do not squeal," and "contactless tickets," Gayev said.

Among other features, turnstiles will tell holders of contactless tickets how many rides are left, Gayev said. All the older tickets, which require a more cumbersome swiping process, will be phased out by mid-2008.