“Builders have started constructing the cast-in-situ constructions of the interchange bridge from the prospective Tekstilshchiki station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) to the same name station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The Tekstilshchiki BCL station is located between Shosseinaya Street and tracks of the second route of the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD 2). The bridge crossing will be about 140 metres long and will connect the northern concourse of the Big Circle Line station with the concourse of the Tekstilshchiki station of the purple line. The bridge will be built by launching”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor stressed that the BCL station would be an important component of the emerging transport interchange hub (TIH).

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the Tekstilshchiki TIH will combine the metro, MCD 2 platform, and bus routes.

“In addition to the existing urban underpass under the railway tracks, the bridge will make it possible, among other things, to effectively distribute passenger flows between two metro lines and other modes of transport”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

According to the head of the engineering holding, as part of the TIH project, it is planned to install ground transport stops and approaches to them, access roads for buses; comprehensive landscaping is underway, including laying of granite tiles and landscaping.

The head of Mosinzhproekt noted that the Tekstilshchiki BCL station, on the basis of which the TIH is developed, is in a high degree of readiness.

The eastern section of the BCL with a total length of 11 km includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

Creation of the Big Circle Line is the principal 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.