New technological solutions will be introduced in the construction of the Suvorovskaya station of the Moscow Metro Circle Line; the construction work will take about five years, 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.

“In October 2022, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, approved the design of the Suvorovskaya station of the Circle Line, and we proceeded to work. A site has been set up near the Theatre of the Russian Army to provide rock hoisting. A shaft has been built, from which the construction workers will have to tunnel their way, often manually, to the future station site”, informed Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

Deputy Mayor explained that due to the lack of space required for cavation the tunnel boring machines would not be used for the Suvorovskaya station construction, therefore the construction period would take longer than usual, around five years.

“To ‘build in’ a new station into the existing Circle Line so many decades after its launch, we will first have to build two bypass tunnels, which we will use to re-dispatch the trains. This is very similar to the bypasses that are made when relocating pipes. And after that, right between them we will start constructing the new station”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

Earlier, Deputy Mayor announced that the Suvorovskaya station on the Metro`s Circle Line could be the first station to be equipped with travolators.

“At the intersection of Olimpiyskiy Avenue and Durova Street, a second concourse of the Suvorovskaya station is being considered. It would be connected to the station by a 350-metre underground passage. It will be equipped with travolators for passengers”, explained Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.