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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #1741
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October 3, 2012. The construction of the northern vestibule of the station "Maryina Roshcha" ("Mary's Grove"; opened on June 19, 2010), which planned to be opened in November 2012:

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End of the central hall:

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Old October 9th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #1742
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One more mosaic panel:

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Metro worker:

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Amantay Kurenbayev, the architect of station:

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Entrance to the vestibule:

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Escalator tunnel:

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Ticket office:

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Real Colonel:

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Old October 9th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #1744
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There is no LR line. It's light metro, not light rail. It's just financially light heavy rail.
So called light metro is Light Rail indeed.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #1745
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So called light metro is Light Rail indeed.
It's not. It's conventional heavy rail.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 02:42 AM   #1746
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So called light metro is Light Rail indeed.
A heavy rail system is an electric railway with the capacity to handle a heavy volume of traffic. The term is often used to distinguish it from light rail systems, which usually handle a smaller volume of passengers. In Britain, heavy rail refers to regional rail, international rail (Eurostar) and intercity rail services as distinct from other rapid transit or light rail modes, such as when referring to National Rail services in London. In North America, heavy rail can also refer to rapid transit, when referring to systems with heavier passenger loadings than light rail systems, but distinct from commuter rail and intercity rail systems. It is characterized by high-speed, passenger rail cars running in separate rights-of-way from which all other vehicular and foot traffic are excluded.

Light rail or light rail transit (LRT) is a form of urban rail public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and lower speed than heavy rail and metro systems, but higher capacity and higher speed than traditional street-running tram systems. The term is typically used to refer to rail systems with rapid transit-style features that usually use electric rail cars operating mostly in private rights-of-way separated from other traffic but sometimes, if necessary, mixed with other traffic in city streets. If this is the case, then under the law of many countries such systems are legally tramways, although the vehicles which run on them are sometimes designated "supertrams". Modern light rail technology is flexible and adaptable, and whether any given system is considered a true rapid transit system or not depends on its characteristics.

In rail transport, a medium-capacity system (MCS) is a non-universal term coined to differentiate an intermediate system between light rail and heavy rail. It can be regarded as a medium-capacity rapid transit system. The concept is similar to Light Metro, seen in European countries. A medium-capacity system is proposed when an area requires a rapid transit service but the predicted ridership falls between the gap of the other two rail tiers. The definition of a medium-capacity system varies due to its non-standardization. This can exist even within a relatively small country. The train may have a shorter configuration than the standard metro system, usually 3 to 6 cars, allowing shorter platforms to be built. Rather than using steel wheels, rubber-tyred metro technology, such as the VAL system used on the Taipei Metro, is sometimes recommended, due to its low running noise, as well as the ability to climb steeper grades and turn tighter curves, thus allowing more flexible alignments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passeng...ogy#Heavy_rail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_rail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medium-...ansport_system

Therefore, in Russia there is no LRT system in the full sense of the word. Butovskaya line is built according to all requirements for other Moscow Metro lines except the length of platform of stations.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #1747
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It is just the matter of customs and traditions - to call it like this or like that. Butovskaya line has nearly the same capacity as an average Light Rail line.

In Shanghai, there are lines 5 and 6 that are part of the metro system but they have 4 cars per train and they are officially called Light Rail lines being different from the other lines only in the number of cars. Line 6 runs underground for quite a long distance.

Paris metro, almost all its lines can be considered as Light Rail considering the capacity of each line, train's length and width. Each line has just a little larger capacity than an average LR line.

Coth, your expression "light heavy rail" doesn't make sense. Sounds funny.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #1748
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Term "Light rail" derived from the fact that trams and tram-derived vehicles have lighter axle load. So Butovskaya is a heavy rail, just with shorter platforms.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1749
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September 30, 2012. The construction of Metro station "Troparyovo" (Line 1), which planned to be opened in 2014:

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Old October 10th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #1751
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Old photo (June 12, 2012):

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October 7, 2012:

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Old October 11th, 2012, 08:59 AM   #1752
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Early October 2012. The construction of Metro station "Lermontovsky Prospekt" ("Lermontov Avenue"; Line 7), which planned to be opened in 2013:

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Early October 2012. The construction of Metro station "Zhulebino" (Line 7), which planned to be opened in 2013:

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October 5, 2012. "Zhulebino" - "Lermontovsky Prospekt":

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"Lermontovsky Prospekt" - "Vykhino":

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Early October 2012. The preparations for construction of Metro station "Kotelniki" (Line 7), which planned to be opened in 2015:

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Lomonosovsky prospekt station construction site.

All pictures taken this Sunday.


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Although this passway is closed for traffic with an exception to public transport, some 15 - 20 cars broke through:


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The site features more and more machinery:


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This drilling machine was working when I took pictures:


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Former U-turn that was part of the crossroads scheme:


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View on Indira Ghandhi square:


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Old October 16th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #1757
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Is there any complete cab videos from Moscow metro? I did some searches on Youtube, but my Russian is non-existent.

BTW, great updates. I'm reading with jealousy of your superb system, expansion and station design. It's fascinating that the design is so consistent.

The minimum time between trains are 90 seconds?
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Is there any complete cab videos from Moscow metro? I did some searches on Youtube, but my Russian is non-existent.
Here
Line 8:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMaGGxpaNEw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSWeSu1x0Ag
Line 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTUe3g9rLhQ
Line 7:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bjzmbb-_Q0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1C0Yd5v02E
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those are all poor quality made on phones.
there are almost no good videos, because getting a passenger to cab isn't allowed and moscow metro train does not have a glass cab screen.
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The minimum time between trains are 90 seconds?
Right. The minimum time between trains are 90 seconds (at peak times), the average time - 2.5 minutes, the maximum time - 10 minutes (for example, at night during weekend).
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