The fourth Moscow Central Diameter (MTsD-4) will now be called the Kaluga-Nizhny Novgorod instead of the Kiev-Gorky, the Moscow authorities have decided .
In the Department of Transport, this initiative is explained by the desire to “simplify navigation for passengers”:
“In 2023, a new, fourth Kaluzhsko-Nizhny Novgorod diameter will be launched, named after the major cities where these (Kyiv and Gorky) railway lines lead. To designate the new diameter, cities in the nearest regions were chosen, since these are suburban, and not domestic, rail transportation. To simplify navigation for passengers, the name of the future diameter and railway direction was unified in the communication, using the Kaluga direction not as a toponym, but as an indication of the direction of trains on this railway radius, the first large city on which is Kaluga.
At the same time, the Department of Transport stated that there were no other initiatives to change the names of metro stations, streets, squares and stations of the same name.