The Paveletsky Suburban Direction of Moscow Railway (Russian: Павелецкое направление Московской железной дороги) is one of ten directions used for suburban railway connections between Moscow, Russia, and surrounding areas, mostly in Moscow Oblast. The Paveletsky Suburban Direction connects Moscow with the stations in the southeast, in particular, with the towns of Vidnoye, Domodedovo, Stupino, Kashira, and Ozherelye, as well as with the Domodedovo International Airport. The stations the direction serves are located in Moscow, as well as in Leninsky, Domodedovsky, Stupinsky, Kashirsky, and Serebryano-Prudsky Districts of Moscow Oblast. The suburban trains have their northern terminus at Moscow Paveletskaya railway station in Moscow. In the southeastern direction, the suburban trains terminate at the stations of Biryulyovo-Passazhirskaya, Domodedovo, Ayeroport, Barybino, Mikhnevo, Stupino, Kashira, Ozherelye, and Uzunovo. The direction is served by the Moscow Railway.
The suburban direction follows the railway which connects Moscow with Lipetsk via Uzlovaya and with Saratov and Volgograd via Pavelets. It is electrified between Moscow and Uzunovo. Between Moscow and Uzunovo, there are two tracks. The distance between Paveletsky railway station and Uzunovo is 159 kilometres (99 mi).
Paveletsky suburban direction of Moscow Railway Wikipedia
The construction of the railway between Moscow and Pavelets, which provided Moscow with access to the Ryazan-Ural Railway started in 1897. The stretch was built by the Ryazan-Ural Railway itself. Until September 1900, Paveletsky Railway Station in Moscow was not yet completed, and the trains from the station of Zagorye (currently Biryulyovo-Tovarnaya and Biryulyovo-Passazhirskaya) followed to the Kursky railway station.
The electrification of the suburban direction started in 1953, when the stretch between Moscow and Domodedovo, and subsequently between Domodedovo and Barybino was completed. In 1954, the electrification was extended to Zhilyovo. The stretch between Zhilyovo and Ozherelye was electrified in 1955, and Ozherelye became the last station of the suburban direction. In 1955-1956 the stretch between Ozherelye and Pavelets was electrified as well, however, this stretch used the alternating current, in contrast to dc current user for the stretch between Moscow and Ozherelye, and therefore direct suburban traffic between Moscow and Pavelets was impossible. In 1986, the stretch between Rybnoye and Uzunovo was completed and electrified using dc current. Because of this, the stretch between Ozherelye and Uzunovo was switched to dc current as well, and Uzunovo became the terminus of the Paveletsky suburban direction. The stretch between Ozherelye and Uzlovaya is not electrified, whereas the stretch between Uzunovo and Pavelets still uses ac current.
Following the standard notations in Russia, a railway stop below is called a station if it is a terminus or if it has a cargo terminal, and it is called a platform otherwise.
- Moscow Paveletskaya railway station, located in Moscow, Paveletskaya metro station (Zamoskvoretskaya Line), Paveletskaya metro station (Koltsevaya Line);
- Moskva Tovarnaya Paveletskaya (platform), Moscow;
- ZIL (platform), Moscow;
- Nizhniye Kotly (platform), Moscow, Nagatinskaya metro station;
- Kolomenskoye (station), Moscow, Varshavskaya metro station;
- Chertanovo (platform), Moscow;
- Biryulyovo-Tovarnaya (station), Moscow;
- Biryulyovo-Passazhirskaya (platform), Moscow;
- Bulatnikovo (platform);
- Rastorguyevo (platform), Vidnoye;
- Kalinina (platform);
- Leninskaya (platform), Gorki Leninskiye;
- 32 km (platform);
- Domodedovo (station), Domodedovo, connection to Aeroport;
- Vzlyotnaya (platform), Domodedovo;
- Vostryakovo (platform), Domodedovo;
- Belye Stolby (station), Domodedovo;
- 52 km (platform), Domodedovo;
- Barybino (station), Domodedovo;
- Velyaminovo (platform);
- Privalovo (platform);
- Mikhnevo (station), Mikhnevo, connection to Greater Ring of the Moscow Railway;
- Shugarovo (platform);
- 85 km (platform);
- Zhilyovo (station), Zhilyovo, connection to Greater Ring of the Moscow Railway;
- Sitenka (platform), Stupino;
- Stupino (station), Stupino;
- Akri (platform), Stupino;
- Belopesotsky (platform), Stupino;
- Kashira (station), Kashira;
- Tesna (platform);
- Ozherelye (station), Ozherelye, connection to Uzlovaya;
- 121 km (platform);
- Purlovo (station);
- Topkanovo (platform);
- 137 km (platform);
- Bogatishchevo (station);
- 146 km (platform);
- Korovino (platform);
- 152 km (platform);
- Uzunovo (station), connections to Rybnoye and Pavelets.
- Domodedovo (station), Domodedovo;
- Aviatsionnaya (station), Domodedovo;
- Kosmos (station);
- Aeroport (station).