The transport hub will be created

“Construction of a transfer between the Pechatniki station on the Big Circle Line and the same-name platform on the Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya metro line began”, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct the new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“The pit retaining structures for the transfer hub concourse are installed. The earthworks for the roof the Pechatniki station on the Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line are completed. An air-tight partition was installed on the platform of the operating station to separate it from the section under construction, the electric mains were relocated away from the work area. Preparation is in progress with regard to opening of the roof slabs”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

According to him, commissioning of the Pechatniki BCL station and the transfer to the radial light-green line is scheduled simultaneously. In addition, a transport interchange hub (TIH) will be built on the grounds of the station, which, in addition to transferring to the green-line, implies the exit to the MCD-2 platform under construction.

“At the Pechatniki station on the BCL, the specialists from MIP-Stroy 1, the Holding’s construction division, are completing the earthworks, with construction of the main structures and installation of internal walls and partitions being in progress. The finishing activities are also in progress in the technical area, as well as installation of the engineering systems”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1, explained that construction of the Pechatniki station on the BCL is carried out in the area of adverse hydro-geological conditions in the immediate vicinity of the Nishchenka River collector.

“For the high-quality performance of work around the station complex and inside it, the water-lowering systems are in operation round the clock: owing to the constant uptake of water from the layers of sandy soils, we aim at adjusting the static level of groundwater down to acceptable levels. The applied technologies enable the reduction of hydrostatic pressure onto the retaining structures of the station pit, thus, increasing their resistance to the exposure to the surrounding soil body”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

The overall construction completion of the eastern section of the Big Circle Metro Line, around 11 km long, is estimated at 60%. In addition to Pechatniki, it comprises the stations of Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton and Tekstilshchiki. Opening of the section will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.