The eve of 2018 was marked in Moscow by opening of the 17 new stations. In the last days of 2018 Zamoskvoretskaya line ("dark green") line gained Belomorskaya station and Big Circle Line got Savelovskaya station.
"Belomorskaya" was built between the stations "Khovrino" and "Rechnoy vokzal". The decision to build was made in 2011, the construction started in August 2013 with a 2.9 km line. Initially, it was planned to open "Belomorskaya" together with "Khovrino" station. However, preparatory works had to be suspended in 2014 due to complicated hydrogeological conditions. In 2016, the works were resumed.
The station has improved transport accessibility to distant areas of Moscow north area with a population of about 140 thousand Muscovites. According to forecasts, the passenger traffic on "Belomorskaya" will reach 150 thousand people a day.
The design of the station is inspired by the landscapes of the Russian North: columns and walls of the stations interior are covered with white marble and Ural green coil, floors — with grey Siberian granite. The platform is decorated with panels with images of the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost, Solovetsky monastery and other attractions of Pomorie. Led strips on the ceiling remind of the Northern lights. The facades of the superstructure are decorated in shades of green to reflect the colour of the Zamoskvoretskaya line. Station is equipped elevator to help people with limited mobility.
"Savelovskaya" station will become a part of Savelovsky hub that connects three metro lines with railways and 300 thousand people passangerflow.
"Savelovskaya" will be the last deep station of Moscow Metro with it's 65 meters debth. Construction of the station started in March 2012. Station is located under the square of Savelovsky railway station, along the Third Ring Road. The station has two underground lobbies leading to the railway station and to ground transport stops. Station is designed in a gray scale colour of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line.
Last year enriched Moscow Metro with new 32 km of lines. Now it has 260 stations (223 metro stations, 31 Moscow Central Circle stations and 6 Monorail stations).
More than 11,000 trains run daily on 14 metro lines (including MCC and the Moscow Monorail), with a total length of 440 km (381 km – metro, 54 km – MCC, 5 km – Monorail).