Third Interchange Contour

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Third Interchange Contour
Type Rapid transit
System Moscow Metro
Locale Moscow
Stations 30
(incl. 3 of Kakhovskaya Line)
Opening 2016–2019 (expected)[1]
Operator(s) Moskovsky Metropoliten
Character Underground
Line length 58.3 kilometres (36.2 mi)[2]
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Electrification Third rail
Route map
Nizhnyaya Maslovka Savyolovsky railway stationSavyolovskaya railway station  9 
Petrovsky Park  2 
Khodynskoye Pole
Khoroshovskaya  7 
Delovoy Tsentr  4   8 
to Park Pobedy
Ulitsa Narodnogo Opolcheniya
Kuntsevskaya Kuntsevo I railway station  3   4 
Aminyevskoye Shosse
Michurinsky Prospekt  8 
Prospekt Vernadskogo  1 
Ulitsa Novatorov
Kaluzhskaya  6 
Kakhovskaya  9 
to Varshavskoye yard
Varshavskaya Kolomenskoye railway station
Kashirskaya  2 
Nagatinsky Zaton
Yuzhnoportovaya  10 
Tekstilshchiki Tekstilshchiki railway station  7 
Nizhegorodskaya Ulitsa Karacharovo railway station     
Nizhegorodskoye yard
to Kozhukhovskaya Line
Aviamotornaya Novaya railway station  8 
Elektrozavodskaya Elektrozavodskaya railway station  3 
Sokolniki  1 
Rzhevskaya Rizhsky railway stationRzhevskaya railway station  6 
Sheremetyevskaya  10 

The Third Interchange Contour (Russian: Третий пересадочный контур,[1] Trety peresadochny kontur, IPA: [ˈtrʲetʲɪj pʲɪrʲɪˈsadətɕnɨj ˈkontʊr]) is a rapid transit line of Moscow Metro under construction. It is planned to be a second circle line running outside of the existing Koltsevaya (Ring) Line, with a branch to Moscow-City.

First sections[edit]

By December 2015,[1] the following stations are planned to be opened:

Additionally, the following sections of the Third Interchange Contour are planned to open in 2015,[1] but are listed as separate projects:

  • from Khoroshyovskaya to Delovoy Tsentr. Current metro maps show only one intermediate station along this stretch at Shelepikha. Previous plans that have since been canceled showed up to three stations along this section.[3] There are no firm plans for continuing this part of the line past Delovoy Tsentr at the current time.
  • Western section[1] - from Khoroshyovskaya to Kuntsevskaya. This section will become a through section of the Third Interchange Contour.

Continuing the ring[edit]

In 2016, the Northeastern section is scheduled to be completed. This section includes the part of the line from Nizhnyaya Maslovka to Aviamotornaya. The Third Interchange Contour will run from Aviamotornaya to Nizhegorodskaya Ulitsa along the same routing as the Kozhukhovskaya Line, which is also scheduled to open in 2016.[1]

By 2017, the Eastern section from Nizhegorodskaya Ulitsa to Kashirskaya is scheduled to be complete. This will connect the Third Interchange Contour to the present-day Kakhovskaya Line, the first part of the outer ring line to open in 1969.[1]

Completing the ring[edit]

Current plans[1] call for the rest of the Third Interchange Contour to be opened in November 2018. The remainder of the ring is split into two projects:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Перспективы развития (in Russian). Moscow Metro. Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  2. ^ 30 километров тоннелей Второго кольца метро будут двухпутными (in Russian). Moscow Complex of City Planning Policies and Construction. 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2014-11-24. 
  3. ^ В 2015 году протяженность столичной подземки увеличится на 6 станций (in Russian). The Integrated Body for Urban Design Policy and Development of Moscow. 2011-12-02. Retrieved 2011-10-22.