St Petersburg revives its plan of circle metro line
The Committee for the Transport Infrastructure Development of St Petersburg announced the tender for the planning scheme of the future metro circle line in the city. The first ring line will connect three large districts on the North of the city: Vyborgsky, Petrogradsky, Vasileostrovsky. The last two are the same-named islands. The two end stations will be Lesnaya-2 and Bolshoi Prospect-2. Lesnaya station exists, while Bolshoi Prospect is under construction.
The length of the section will be about 7 km, it will comprise 5 stations. Estimated completion time is 2030. The starting contract value is about 40 million rubles (about 505 thousand EURO).
The contractor will outline the borders of the planned zones for the infrastructure facilities, provide a feasibility study, all the information on based on the route objects, listed objects, borders of the future site, etc. By September 2019, the construction document has to be approved by the Committee for Architecture and Urban Development. The tender for the next part is expected to be announced no earlier than 2022.
The cost of the project estimated preliminary as 300 billion rubles and the line will have 20 stations with the total length of it being 40 km. At present, only one city in Russia has a ring line in its metro system, it is Moscow, of course, which in five years will have two ring lines.
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