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3 Central Moscow Metro Stations Closed Saturday

Teatralnaya, Tverskaya and Mayakovskaya stations on the Dark Green Line will be closed all day Saturday and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Three metro stations in Moscow's center will be closed for track replacement work Saturday, the city metro said in an online statement.

Teatralnaya, Tverskaya and Mayakovskaya stations on the Dark Green Line will be closed all day Saturday and will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the statement said. The three central stations will also be closed for another day of maintenance next month, on Nov. 8.

Additional buses and trolleybuses will be running between the closed stations to compensate for the stations' closure and facilitate transportation in the city center.

The Moscow Metro came under fire over safety concerns after the worst accident in its history in July.

Three metro cars skidded off the tracks between the Slavyansky Bulvar and Park Pobedy stations in western Moscow on July 15, killing 23 people and injuring more than 150 others. Russia's Investigative Committee said the accident had been caused by a faulty rail switch that was attached using improper wiring. The two rail technicians who had conducted the work face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of neglecting transportation safety.

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