RUSSIA: Yekaterinburg city authorities announced plans for a second metro line on May 21. The east-west line would link Verkh-Isetskaya with Kamenye Palatkiy, running through Ploshchad 1905 goda where interchange with the north-south Line 1 would be provided.

The city is to spend 150m roubles for planning and design this year. Construction is due to start in 2016, with opening scheduled for 2018. The estimated cost is 80bn roubles.