The extension includes new stations at Minskaya, Lomonosovskiy Prospekt, and Ramenki, reducing journey times from this area to the city centre by up to an hour.

The initial 3.4km section of Line 8A between Delovoy Tsentr and Park Pobedy opened in January 2014, and the line will eventually be linked to the eastern section of Line 8, which opened in three phases between 1979 and 2012.

The extension of Line 8A to Ramenki takes the total length of the Moscow metro network to 346km, with a further 35km of new lines due to be added before the end of this year.