The station is completed by 58%

“Cast-in-situ and earthworks at the Klenovy Bulvar station of the eastern section of the Big Circle Metro Line (BCL) are at a high degree of readiness”, said Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC.

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

“The Klenovy Bulvar station is completed by 58%. More than 80% of cast-in-situ works and 90% of earthworks are completed. Construction of internal walls and partitions continues, as well as installation of the station’s engineering systems”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

According to him, once the installation of four escalators is completed, fit-out of the station’s inclined tunnel with decorative honeycomb panels will start. Architectural and finishing works of the platform are in progress as well.

“The builders have begun laying slabs of the light gray Siberian granite. This stone is used for the fit-out of both the platform floor and the walls. The walls of the ticket hall and pedestrian underpass are designed to be faced with marble”, the Head of the holding explained.

MIP-Stroy 1, the holding’s construction division, began the activities related to integration of the Klenovy Bulvar station with the prospective Biryulyovskaya line.

“Pit excavation is in full swing: the earthwork is in progress under constraint conditions of water saturation. In parallel with this, retention of the transfer station pit is being done by means of steel beams and braces. The enclosing structures are being dismantled in order to couple with the main pit of the Klenovy Bulvar station”, said Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1.

He also shared his intentions to complete the transfer station pit excavation and retention, and proceed with construction of the main structure of the pedestrian pavilions by the end of March.

Overall construction completion of the BCL eastern section is estimated at 59%. It comprises, together with Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki stations. The length of the eastern section is 10.7 km. Its opening will improve transport accessibility to a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

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.