Moscow continues to grow both geographically and in terms of population. This development of the city requires the expansion of infrastructure, including the construction of new metro stations. Even before the start of construction, residents of the capital can familiarize themselves with the plans of the authorities and find out how they plan to expand the transport network.
By the beginning of 2012, the Moscow Metro consists of 12 lines and 185 stations. This is the largest metro not only in Russia, but also in the entire post-Soviet space. Even in the economically difficult nineties, construction and commissioning of new stations continued.
A number of Moscow metro stations in 2012 are already at various stages of construction. By the end of the year, it is planned to open at least three stations. The first of them - "Alma-Atinskaya" - will be located in the Brateevo region in the Southern Administrative District. It will become part of the Zamoskvoretskaya line and the second one to open in the area.
The Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line will also be lengthened in 2012 at the expense of the Pyatnitskoye Shosse station on the territory of Mitino. The exit from the metro in this place will be located directly next to the intersection of the Pyatnitskoe highway, from which the stop got its name, and Mitinskaya street.
The third planned station - "Novokosino" - will open on the territory of the city of Reutov, which itself is an integral part of Moscow, more precisely its Novokosino district.
Five new stations are due to open in 2013. These are two new stops in the Vykhino-Zhulebino area - Lermontovsky Prospekt and Zhulebino, as well as the Delovoy Tsentr station in the Presnensky District and those that should continue the Butovskaya light metro line - Bitsevsky Park and Lesoparkovaya.
The largest number of stations is planned to be commissioned in 2014. A third interchange circuit will be created, the future Khodynskaya line, due to which additional stations will be organized in Khoroshevsky, Savelovsky and Butyrsky districts. This line will in fact become the second ring line, which will reduce travel time and the number of transfers for many Muscovites.