Present and future of Minsk subway

Present and future of Minsk subway

Today, the Minsk metro network consists of two lines with 29 stations and stretches almost 40 thousand kilometers.

Andrei Kuzmin, Minsk subway press-secretary:
Today, all measures are taken to provide our passengers with comfort and quick access both to work and from work to home. In the winter, intervals between trains are practically minimized. In rush hours, the interval reaches two minutes. During off-peak hours, it’s, of course, extended. Nevertheless, we cope with such passenger traffic.

A growing number of passengers, as well as obvious advantages of this transport require its constant development.

In 2012, three stations were opened in the Moscow line – Grushevka, Mikhalovo and Petrovshchina stations.

The length of a new section reaches five kilometers.

In the early summer 2014, another metro station was opened – Malinovka. A two-kilometer station is located at the intersection of Prospect Dzerzhinskogo and Esenina Street.

Vladimir Kozhedub, Petrovshchina and Malinovka metro stations:
Petrovshchina transports about 17,000 passengers daily. Malinovka station – about 22 thousand.

Any metro station opening is a significant event, because we help our people to get home, get to work or the place of study. Therefore, the opening of Petrovshchina and Malinovka metro stations has solved a transport problem for the residents of a large Malinovka neighborhood.

These days, the third line is being built. Its length is expected to reach 17 kilometers.

It will consist of 14 stations and link Zelyonyi Lug [Green Meadow] with the south of Minsk passing through the city center. Four new stations – Vokzalnaya, Plosca Franciska Bagusevica, Jubileinaja Plosca and Kovalskaja Sloboda – are to be opened at first. Two of them will be interchange.

The construction of the third line will be the most mechanized. A special tunnel-boring machine was purchased for this purpose, which will increase the speed of construction from 45 up to 250 meters per month. Modern technologies and materials will be also used at the stations.

Pavel Tsarun, head of Directorate for Construction of Minsk Subway:
The third line of the Minsk subway will be automated, a driver will only control the movement of a train and nothing more. In addition, the lone will be equipped with barriers to prevent falling objects or people on the rails.

Vokzalnaya, Plosca Franciska Bagusevica and Jubileinaja Plosca stations will become the deepest – 20 meters in depth.

By 2020, Aerodromnaya, Nemorshansky Sad and Slutsky gostinec stations will appear in Minsk. Slutsky gostinec will greatly improve the traffic situation near the Minsk Emergency Hospital.

Pavel Tsarun, head of Directorate for Construction of Minsk Subway:
Metro station are built within walking distance, from 800 to 1.5 km. This is done to ensure a maximum comfort for passengers and guests of the city.

The exact terms of construction finishing are still unknown, but it’s definitely decided that in the future, the fourth line will appear in Belarus capital.