Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line

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 8  Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line
MM L8 - Kalininskaya.png
Type Rapid transit
System Moscow Metro
Locale Moscow
Termini East section: Tretyakovskaya - Novokosino;
West section: Park Pobedy - Delovoy Tsentr
Stations East section: 8; West section: 5
Daily ridership 452,000 (east section)
Opened 30 December 1979
Owner Moskovsky Metropoliten
Operator(s) Moskovsky Metropoliten
Character Underground
Rolling stock 81-760/761
Line length East section: 16.3 km (10.1 mi);
West section: 10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Electrification Third rail
Route map
Reutovo railway station
Shosse Entuziastov
 14  (OSI)
Novaya railway station
Ploshchad Ilyicha
Delovoy Tsentr
Park Pobedy
Lomonosovsky Prospekt
Michurinsky Prospekt
Solntsevo yard
Borovskoye Shosse

The Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line (Кали́нинско-Солнцевская ли́ния, IPA: [kəˈlʲinʲɪnskə ˈsontsəfskɐjə ˈlʲinʲɪjə]) (Line 8) is a line of the Moscow Metro, currently consisting of two separate parts. It was opened as the eastwards Kalininskaya Line in 1979, with the first stations of the western Solntsevsky radius opening in 2014. Presently there are 8 stations on the eastern section and 5 on the western section. The two parts are planned to be joined by 2020. To distinguish the 2 sections, the newer west section is identified as Line 8A.


The line's pilot stage, which would see it extending from Taganskaya through Lefortovo and into the eastern districts of Perovo, Novogireevo and Veshnyaki was opened for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The line bears all traits of the late 1970s architecture and engineering. No longer pressed for economy designs and aesthetics, the architects were given full freedom to use advanced materials.

The engineers were able to introduce new designs, particularly for the Column stations of Marksistskaya and Aviamotornaya which were built without ventral crosspieces allowing a huge economy in time by abandoning the use of tubings. The shallow column station of Novogireevo further demonstrated its parting with previous centipede roots by increasing inter-column width from six to seven and a half metres.

What makes the line unique is its name, as it was originally named after partially passing the Kalinin district, which disappeared in the 1990s. Thus the line is the only in Moscow which carries the name of a figurehead, Mikhail Kalinin rather than the area it serves.

In 1986 the line's first extension opened, with the station Tretyakovskaya, the third cross-platform transfer in Moscow Metro was set up this way. It was planned for the line to continue and link up with the Arbatskaya station of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, allowing it to be split and the old route Aleksandrovsky SadPloshchad Revolyutsii route to be reused, whilst the Kalininskaya line, now operating to Kievskaya would extend southwestwards.

This was not to be realised, and the western extension plans stalled for more than two decades due to the financial instability of the 1990s and other priorities.


Segment Date opened Length
MarksistskayaNovogireevo 30 December 1979 11.4 km
MarksistskayaTretyakovskaya 25 January 1986 1.7 km
NovogireyevoNovokosino 30 August 2012 3.2 km
Park PobedyDelovoy Tsentr 31 January 2014 3.4 km
Park PobedyRamenki 16 March 2017 7.3 km
Total: 13 Stations 27 km


# Transfer to At
 8  Eastern section
 2  Zamoskvoretskaya Line Tretyakovskaya
 5  Koltsevaya Line Marksistskaya
 6  Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line Tretyakovskaya (cross-platform interchange)
 7  Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line Marksistskaya
Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line
Kurskoye direction
Gorkovskoye direction
Ploshchad Ilicha
Rail Kazanskoye direction Aviamotornaya
 8A  Western section
 3  Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line Park Pobedy (cross-platform interchange)
 4  Filyovskaya Line Vystavochnaya

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is served by the Novogireevo depot (№ 12). 36 eight-carriage trains of the newest 81-760/761 model are running on the line. It was also served by one new 81-717.6K/714.6K eight-carriage train in 2007-2011 and by two 81-717.5M/714.5M in 2009-2011, but the most trains till 2012 were old 81-717/714, built between 1979 and 1983. In 2012-2013 all 81-717/714 trains were replaced by new 81-760/761 (called "Oka") trains. The last 81-717/714 train emerged on the line in April 2013.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

The line currently exists as a single radius, but for a long time an extension through the city centre and then on westwards has been planned.

Perovsky radius[edit]

Novokosino was completed in 2012. In the future a connection will be built that links the Aviamotornaya Kalininskaya line station to Aviamotornaya on the (yet to be built) Kozhukhovskaya Line.

Solntsevsky radius[edit]

The first part of the Solntsevsky radius, between Park Pobedy and Delovoy Tsentr (with a transfer to Vystavochnaya), opened in January 2014. It is not yet connected to the rest of Kalininskaya Line. A further extension of this line further south from Park Pobedy to Ramenki was opened on 16 March 2017.[1] The currently planned terminus will be Rasskazovka, about 5 km from Vnukovo International Airport.

City center[edit]

The gap between Delovoy Tsentr and Tretyakovskaya is planned to be connected via the city center by 2020.[2]

The planned stations on this route are (from east to west):[2]


  1. ^ "В Москве открыли три новые станции метро" (in Russian). Interfax. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Перспективы развития." Moscow Metro. Retrieved 14 Oct 2012.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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