“Ochakovo station is the fifteenth modern suburban station in the Kaluga direction of the Moscow Railway, which will become part of the MCD-4. Thus, the renovation of the Kaluga direction has been fully completed,” said the head of the city. According to him, the arrival of the ground metro in this part of the capital has improved transport accessibility for 40,000 residents of the southern part of the Ochakovo-Matveevskoye district. Previously, they had to travel an average of 25 minutes on foot to the nearest metro station, Ozernaya, on the Sokolnicheskaya metro line.
But now we have a really modern suburban railway station, which will make the way to the center of Moscow not only shorter, but also much more pleasant. Instead of one open stop, it has two high island platforms, equipped with full-length canopies that will protect passengers from bad weather. The elevated passenger hall with exits to Natasha Kovshova Street and Stroykombinat Passage is equipped with turnstiles, cash registers, a convenient navigation system, and toilets. Thanks to twelve escalators and four elevators, it will be comfortable for the use of the elderly, mothers with children and strollers and disabled people. Overground public transport stops have moved closer to the new station during the reconstruction, and it now takes half the time to transfer from one mode of transport to another than before.
As RG has already reported, the city authorities promise to put the entire MCD-4 into operation this year. With a length of 86 kilometers, it will connect the cities of Aprelevka and Zheleznodorozhny near Moscow. In Moscow, passing the city from west to east, you need to connect seven of the ten central railway stations of the capital: Kursk, Yaroslavl, Kazansky, Leningradsky, Savelovsky, Rizhsky and Belorussky. But for this to happen, the builders will have to unite the disparate directions of the Moscow Railway – Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod, while passing through the Smolensk, Riga and Kursk directions of the Moscow Railway. This makes building the most difficult of the four center diameters.
But the result is worth it: of the 37 MCD-4 stations, 18 will be interchange stations, which will provide Muscovites and residents of the Moscow region with 45 options for choosing their further route by metro, MCD and other central diameters.