The Moscow Central Ring launched operations in 2016
The MCR is being launched in phases. Thirty-one stations opened during the first two stages from 10 September to 8 November 2016. The new ring road offers the capital’s residents and guests 15 transfer stations to the metro and 6 transfer stations to suburban trains.
The opening of all planned transport interchange hubs in coming years will enable passengers to choose even more convenient routes and transfer to 18 metro stations and 9 radial routes of the Moscow Railway Hub. The “depressed” territories adjacent to the ring will be renovated, which will ensure the comprehensive development of the urban environment.
As of the end of 2016, the MCR operated 33 Lastochka trains and 67 ticket offices for the purchase of travel documents. There were 31 stations available to passengers with 15 stations offering transfers to metro lines and 6 to suburban railway stations.
The MCR carried 27,028,013 passengers over the period from 10 September to 31 December 2016. Each seventh Moscow Railway suburban passenger train was used by the MCR.
The semi-circular vestibule supported by facade supports resembles the huge Luzhniki sports arena.