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3 Metro Stations in Central Moscow to Close Saturday

Mayakovskaya metro station in Moscow.

Three metro stations on the Dark Green (Zamoskvoretskaya) Line in the center of Moscow — Teatralnaya, Tverskaya and Mayakovskaya — will be closed Saturday for track maintenance work, the metro administration announced in an online statement Tuesday.

To ease transportation around the closed Mayakovskaya metro station, which has no adjoining stations on other lines, the number of buses and trolleybuses in the district will be increased, the statement said.

The Dark Green Line has some of the heaviest passenger traffic, according to the metro website. It is also one of the oldest — its first stretch from Teatralnaya to Sokol was opened in 1938 and connected central Moscow to northern city districts.

The current practice of closing stations for a whole day while conducting repair works came after a train derailment in July 2014 that resulted in the deaths of more than 20 people.

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