Sergey Sobyanin said that this would improve transport accessibility for residents of the regions closest to Moscow.
Interchange hubs for passengers will appear at the end stations of the IDC
Mayor Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin announced plans to create interchange hubs for commuter train passengers at the terminal stations of the MCD. This will allow passengers from neighboring regions to get to Moscow and back more comfortably and quickly, with the possibility of transferring to the metro and other types of public transport. As a result, train traffic on the MCD will increase from two to six times, and about 10 million residents of neighboring regions will have better transport accessibility to Moscow.
It is planned to create hubs at all terminal stations of the MCD, which serve ten directions of suburban traffic. Currently, MCD trains operate separately from long-distance trains, which does not allow them to have a high frequency of movement to the city center.
The mayor also noted that at present, the departure interval for long-distance trains is from 45 to 180 minutes which is inconvenient. It is proposed to solve this problem with the help of hubs.
Remodeling of passenger traffic between Moscow and the largest cities of the nearest regions will cover 11 regions with a population of 31 million people. There are plans to reduce train intervals between Moscow and regional centers from the current 45-180 minutes to 20-30 minutes, as well as to upgrade the rolling stock.