Finishing of the technical premises is 83% complete

“Architectural and finishing work has started at the platform section of the Rizhskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, the finishing work of the concourse demonstrates a high degree of readiness”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

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

“The platform flooring is being laid with granite and about 200 square metres have been finished. Waterproofing work and in-situ concreting, installation of brick partitions are being completed as well”, specified Andrey Bochkarev.

As noted by the Deputy Mayor, the installation of the station’s main architectural elements such as stainless steel arched portals illuminated with LED lights will begin after the completion of these types of activities.

“16 portals will serve as passageways from the central hall of the station to the platforms: there will be eight of them on each side”, – specified Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, finishing of the technical premises at the station concourse is 83% complete, while finishing of the passenger area is 59% complete.

“The installation of internal utilities is underway at the concourse, and at the platform section. Finishing and installation of equipment are also underway in the interchange zone of the Rizhskaya station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line. Decorative parasol panels are being installed on the ceiling of the interchange area, with walls and floor being decorated with granite”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

Recall, the Rizhskaya station on the orange line was opened to passengers on 7 May after being reconstructed.

“The extremely complex and laborious reconstruction took over a year and a half. Experts had to re-waterproof a 100-metre escalator run. Only after that could new machines produced in Russia be installed to replace the old worn-out escalators, which had served out at the station for 62 years. There will now be four escalators at Rizhskaya in replacement of the former three ones. The capacity of the escalators has increased by 30 percent, and passengers will be able to go down to trains or get into the city a lot faster”, wrote Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, in his blog.

In addition to Rizhskaya, the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line comprises the Sokolniki and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegorodskoe electric depot, and the already open Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya metro line.

The Big Circle Line is the main metro construction project in Moscow. It will be more than 70 km long, with 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.