“Builders are preparing to plant trees on Sokolnicheskaya Square near the Sokolniki station on the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The linden alley had been formerly located in the historic square leading from Rusakovskaya Street to the main entrance to Sokolniki Park, which had to be cut down during construction work on the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line. So, now it’ll be back”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor noted that deciduous and coniferous trees and shrubs, flowerbeds of annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses would appear in the area. The landscaping is based on plant varieties and species that grow in the climatic zone of the middle strip, taking into account their sustainability in urban environments.

A total of 95 Pallida lindens will be planted. Up to the end of the year, in addition to large trees, more than 530 shrubs are planned to be planted. The linden alley will be located around the edges of the square, and wavy flower beds with benches will form semi-enclosed areas with a seating space.

In addition to Sokolniki, the north-eastern BCL section includes the Rizhskaya and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegoroskoye electric depot, and the already built Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya Line.