“As of 2011, 11 electric depots have been built and reconstructed in the capital to serve the rolling stock 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.

“Six depots have been built in Moscow for 11 years: Mitino, Brateevo, Likhobory, Solntsevo, Rudnevo and the first phase of the Nizhegorodskoye depot. Five electric depots have been reconstructed: Pechatniki, Planernoye, Sokol and the first phase of the Vladykino and Vykhino depots. Though this work, around eight thousand jobs have been created in the city”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor added that each electric depot in Moscow provides almost a thousand jobs on average.

“This is an important measure to support the city’s economy. The electric depot is a fairly large enterprise, which provides employment for qualified professionals”, explained Andrey Bochkarev.

Electric depots are needed for overnight stabling, repair and maintenance of trains. As the number and length of metro lines increase, so does the need for the depots.

Yesterday, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, inspected the construction work of the main start-up complex of the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot.

“In a few months, the construction of the Big Circle Line is coming to an end, and a huge infrastructure is required for its commissioning and efficient operation. As you know, we are erecting a huge Aminyevskoye electric depot in the west and Nizhegoroskoye electric depot in the east. This is also a big depot, one of the biggest. About 30 metro trains will be able to enter the depot at once”, stated Sergei Sobyanin.