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Circle Line to Expand

Two more metro stations will be squeezed in between existing ones on Moscow's Circle Line, though it remains unclear how long the construction will last, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Wednesday.

The tentatively named Suvorov Square station will be constructed between Novoslobodskaya and Prospekt Mira, and Konyushkovskaya is to be situated in the vicinity of the White House between Kievskaya and Krasnopresnenskaya, chief metro architect Nikolai Shumakov said. Suvorov Square may begin operations by 2016, with Konyushkovskaya to follow.

Shumakov said the project follows the lead of London and Paris, where distances between metro stations are smaller than in Moscow, but voiced doubt that the European example should be followed because Moscow's trains are faster.

(MT)

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