The retaining walls are more than two thirds complete

“The construction of the interchange between the Klenovy Bulvar station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) under construction and the future Biryulyovskaya Line has been started”, 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 retaining walls are more than two thirds complete,” specified Yuri Kravtsov.

MIP-Stroy No. 1, LLC, an affiliated construction company of Mosinzhproekt Enginering Holding, implements the scope of work at the site.

“The retaining walls are built using diaphragm wall technology, allowing excavating a deep pit without affecting nearby structures. Once this stage is complete, we will begin excavation and excavation bracing for the ongoing construction of the interchange,” clarified Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy No. 1, LLC.

Yuri Kravtsov, Head of engineering holding, recalled that the architectural appearance of the Klenovy Bulvar station of the Big Circle Line resonates with the nearby Kolomenskoye estate. The overall construction readiness of the station is about 54%.

The design of the Klenovy Bulvar station on the Biryulyovskaya Line was established during an open international architectural competition. The winning design was by the consortium led by Zaha Hadid Architects, a British firm. One of the station’s design features will be a dynamic lighting system that informs passengers about the train arrival.

Yuri Kravtsov added that after the BCL and the Biryulyovskaya Line opening, passengers in the south of Moscow would be able to reduce their travel time.

“The Big Circle Line will be linked by interchanges to several promising lines. Now, for example, there is also an interchange under construction between the already open Novatorskaya station of the BCL and the same name station on the Troitskaya Line under construction,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

The Novatorskaya station is one of the ten BCL stations, recently open to passengers. Apart from it, six other stations in the new section are interchangeable.

On December 7, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, launched an underground train operation at the Terekhovo, Kuntsevskaya, Davydkovo, Aminyevskaya, Michurinsky Prospekt, Prospekt Vernadskogo, Novatorskaya, Vorontsovskaya, Zyuzino, and Kakhovskaya stations. Nine stations remain to be completed on the Big Circle Line, including four stations on the eastern section of the BCL: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, and Tekstilshchiki.

The 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 servicing the passengers.