Three New Metro Stations to Open

Three brand new metro stations are set to open Friday, extending the Light Green Line further into southeastern Moscow.

The Borisovo, Shipilovskaya and Zyablikovo stations will be launched along the Lyublinskaya-Dmitrovskaya metro line, bringing service nearly to the Moscow Ring Road, Interfax reported Thursday.

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin will attend the opening ceremony, two days before the State Duma elections. The three new stations bring the total number within the entire metro system to 185.

The Borisovo station will be located in the western part of the Brateyevo district, while Shipilovskaya will be nearby, at the intersection of  Shipilovskaya Ulitsa and Ulitsa Musy Dzhalilya. The last stop, Zyablikovo, sits at Yasenevaya Ulitsa, where passengers can switch to Krasnogvardeiskaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Dark Green Line.

Moscow authorities plan to build another station — Alma-Atinskaya — by 2013, which will continue the Zamoskvoretskaya line further south.

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