The ceremony for opening the new line will be held via videoconference with the participation of Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, employees of the Moscow Metro and specialists who took part in the construction of the BCL.
The following nine stations of the BCL, the last to open, will be put into operation: Maryina Roshcha, Rizhskaya, Sokolniki, Tekstilshchiki, Pechatniki, Nagatinsky Zaton, Klenovy Bulvar, Kashirskaya and Varshavskaya.
The BCL has become the largest metro construction project in Russia and one of the biggest completed worldwide in recent decades: 70 kilometres of railway lines, 31 stations and three electric depots.
The launch of the new line will improve transport services in 34 Moscow city districts with a population of 3.3 million people and will also significantly reduce the load on other lines. On many routes, daily travel times are expected to be up to 45 minutes shorter.