Russian railways

The total length of the Moscow Central Ring is 54 kilometres. The Ring will be electrified, thereby significantly improving the ecological situation in the Russian capital and increasing the attractiveness of the surrounding areas.

Since the reconstruction of the railway is being carried out in dense urban areas, the task of minimising the level of noise exposure was incorporated at the design stage.

Protective screens and "velvet path" technology - seamless track on certain stretches is more than 800 metres long - are designed to minimise noise pollution.

Given the strategy of deeply integrating urban rail transport, transport interchange hubs on the Moscow Central Ring have been designed to provide maximum convenience when changing to other modes of transport.

A system of transitions and galleries protects pedestrians from the rain, cold and other adverse weather conditions.

People with limited mobility can use lifts and escalators to make their journey more convenient and comfortable.

To ensure a high train frequency, Russian Railways is introducing an innovative control and monitoring system in the Moscow Central Ring that will allow frequent trains at short intervals, guaranteed security and increased passenger comfort.

A similar system and transport service worked well during the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014. During this time, Lastochka electric trains transported 4.8 million passengers and the timetable was implemented to 99.6%. On peak days, up to 311,000 passengers were transported daily.