The readiness of the main structures of the ZIL station of the Troitskaya metro line is estimated at almost a quarter, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning and Construction.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The in-situ concreting continues in the area of the headshunts, the platform and the first concourse located near Tyufeleva Roshcha Park. Now the walls, columns and ceilings are being constructed”, said Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the length of the ZIL station complex pit including headshunts is 870 metres, and preparatory work began here for the cast-in-situ structures in the area of the connecting line with the future Biryulyovskaya metro line.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that the construction of the enclosing structures and the excavation of the station were about to be completed.

“Since these types of work were carried out in limited height conditions under the overpass of Likhachev Avenue through the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) and the pedestrian overpass to the ZIL MCC platform, special small-sized drilling construction equipment was used to perform them”, explained Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

According to the head of the engineering holding, the way out to the city from the ZIL station of the Troitskaya metro line will be made through the first concourse located along Lisitskogo street near the ZIL MCC platform.

“Now two tunnellings are in progress from the ZIL station to the neighboring Krymskaya station: the six-metre ‘Sofia’ and ‘Alexandra’ tunnel boring machines have already passed more than 600 meters of the planned route each”, specified Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

Recall that there are nine stations of the two sections under construction being in the area of responsibility of the Mosinzhproekt GC, located on the Troitskaya line: ZIL, Krymskaya, Akademicheskaya, Vavilovskaya, Novatorskaya, Universitet Druzhby Narodov, Generala Tyuleneva, Tyutchevskaya and Kornilovskaya.

The 40 km long Troitskaya metro line will connect the platforms of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) with the urban district of Troitsk, passing through Southern, South-Western, Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts of the capital. The expected daily passenger traffic flow is about 100 thousand people per day. About 1 million people live near the new stations, and several hundred thousand more work or study nearby.

Yesterday, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, inspected the construction progress of the ZIL station of the Troitskaya metro line and the bridge across the Novinki backwater.

“There is about a million people living around the first phase of the Troitskaya metro line. Today, there is active work at all the 11 stations. Everything is going according to the schedule. The ZIL station is one of the biggest on this line. It connects with the MCC, and the future Biryulyovskaya metro line will also come here”, emphasized Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.