New Metro Stations Mulled

The Moscow government is considering opening new metro stations that had been planned years ago.

"When the Moscow metro was built in the middle of the last century, … they laid the groundwork for future metro stations. There are eight in the city center, five of which can be done," head of the Moscow Department for Transportation and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov said Friday, Interfax reported.

Liksutov said stations could be created on Ulitsa Yakimanka, between City Hall and the Teatralnaya metro station, and in the Novokuznetsky district. Other stations are no longer feasible to build because during construction in recent years some of the shafts built for the future metro were filled with concrete.

(MT)

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