A double-track tunnel will be built on the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya metro line

During the construction of the first section of the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya metro line, a double-track tunnel covering a 5 km distance will be built, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the government of Moscow on urban policy and the construction Andrey Bochkarev. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Program.

“The territorial development plan of the first section of Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya line from Shelepikha to Lipovaya Roscha involves the construction of a double-track tunnel covering a 4.8 km distance from the Bulvar Karbysheva to Strogino, which will be the interchange to the same name station of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line,” said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the two-track tunnel will consist of two running lines: between Bulvar Karbysheva and Zhivopisnaya stations covering a 1.4 km distance and from Zhivopisnaya to Strogino covering a 3.5 km distance. A significant part of the latter will pass under the Stroginsky Zaton.

“At the exit of the tunnel from the water area of the Stroginsky Zaton, it is planned to create an evacuation exit for passengers to comply with fire safety and technological standards,” specified the Deputy Mayor.

In turn, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that the Bulvar Karbyshev to Zhivopisnaya section has complicated geology abundant with karst-suffosion processes. Hence, the double-track sinking method increases the safety of work in progress.

“During our work as an operator of the Moscow Metro Development Program, we have already gained extensive experience in double-track tunneling – using 10-meter shield giants, we have built many kilometers of double-track sections of Nekrasovskaya station and the Big Circle Line,” said the Head of the holding.

To remind – the development plan of the first section of the Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya line covering over 12.5 km was approved yesterday. It involves the construction of six new stations with the working titles Zvenigorodskaya (Presnya), Karamyshevskaya (Prospekt Marshala Zhukova), Boulevard Karbysheva (Boulevard Generala Karbysheva), Zhivopisnaya, Strogino, and Lipovaya Roscha. Commissioning of the site will improve transport services for more than half a million residents of North-Western District of Moscow, including neighborhood renovation areas and complex development territories, reduce the traffic on the street and road network, lessen the load on the central section of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line.