New Skytrain line for Moscow

New project of 'light' metro line of 8 km length to be launched in 2019
New Skytrain line for Moscow
05 February 13:16 2016 Print This Article

The Morton Group has launched construction of new skytrain line in the Krasnogorsk district of Moscow region, read the press release of the developer. “The company plans to open new so called ‘light’ metro line by 2019. The company has financed the project ‘Strelka’ (the arrow) by its own, and therefore “in the future only we will manage this transport line,” the director of information policy of Morton Igor Ladychuk said to

New metro line will pass through a district Ilinskoe-Usovo being currently under construction in Krasnogorsk, Moscow region (10 km from the capital), and then along the highway Riga until the 22th km of Novorigskaya highway near a shopping center Globus. The length of this route will be 8 km. Further it will reach Myakinino metro station.

“In summer we expect first testing of the system and its certification. At the same time, in Germany will be completed the construction of the first test trains Strelka, which will be delivered in March 2016. Morton has invested in this project about 1 billion rubles,” the press release said.

New metro project Strelka is based on German H-Bahn system, which is widely used in Europe for transport infrastructure. In Russia it will be used for the first time. The train with passengers will be at 5 m above the ground and will reach about 50 km / h speed. It will take 20 minutes for residents of the new district to reach the Myakinino metro station of Moscow.

The residential project Ilinskoe-Usovo was approved at the end of 2015. In December, Morton has changed the concept of the residential complex. Instead of 1.7 million square meters of housing (the first version of the project), the new concept involves the construction of 1.5 million square meters of housing. The maximum number of floors of buildings was also reduced from 17 to 9 floors. The complex will be based on the  ‘smart cities’ system meaning with ‘a comprehensive security system, energy-efficient technologies and high connectivity’. The total investment will reach 100 billion rubles.(A.H.)

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