Finishing works are being in progress at the station as well

“Architectural finishing of the transfer to the Rizhskaya station of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line began at the same-name station at the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Metro Line (BCL)”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding acts as an operator of the Moscow Metro Development Programme.

“We are moving forward with construction of a transfer between the Rizhskaya stations on the Big Circle and the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. Currently, the engineering systems are being installed, as well as architectural and finishing works are being done”, noted Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor specified that the granite slabs are being laid on the floor of the crossing, and finishing the walls with marble is to take place. Installation of the parasol panels began in the arched part.

“The “Parasols”, as the name implies, possess waterproof properties, but will primarily serve as a ceiling decoration. The transfer area is protected from moisture by means of waterproofing, which is paid a lot of attention to: construction of the Rizhskaya station proceeds at a depth of more than 60 metres, under constraint geological conditions”, said the Head of Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction.

As Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, clarified, in-situ concreting also continues at the station, the passenger platform structures are being constructed, installation of escalators and engineering systems, including power and low-voltage cables, pipelines and air ducts, is going forward.

“In addition, the architectural and finishing works are being in progress at the station concourse in parallel with the transfer area”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

Besides Rizhskaya, the north-eastern section of the Big Circle of the metro comprises the Sokolniki and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot, as well as the already built Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo, Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as a part of the Nekrasovskaya metro line. Construction of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.