The main design theme for the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro has become the creation of an up-to-date transport hub, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor 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.

“One of the largest transport interchange hubs is being formed on the base of the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line. It will integrate the routes of two metro lines, the suburban railway (MCD 2) and ground public transport. Therefore, the architectural solutions adhere to the basic principles of organising functional space. For example, the passenger area finishing is carried out precisely according to the geometry of the main structures of the station, which enables to provide the maximum possible free space for comfortable passenger transportation”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the total passenger traffic of the hub to be formed will be around 70,000 people a day.

As Mr. Konstantin Maslakov, Director General of MIPSTROY 1 (the leading construction division of Mosinzhproekt GC) explained, the design of the new BCL station is concise and restrained.

“The combination of black and white shades – granite in light and shadow tones – is used in the artistic design of the Pechatniki station. The walls and ceiling are made of monochrome aluminium panels. The columns near the escalators and staircases are in the form of a composition consisting of two ‘П’ (P) letters, which refers to the uppercase letter of the station name. In addition, one of the letters is upside down, reminding us that the station complex consists of two parts – ground and underground”, specified Mr. Konstantin Maslakov.

He added that durable and high-quality Russian-made materials had been used in the decoration of the station.

The eastern BCL section includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. The eastern section is 11 km long. Its opening will improve transport accessibility for a number of districts in the southeast of Moscow.

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 open to passengers. The Big Circle Line will connect the existing and future lines of the Moscow Metro.

On 30 December, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, performed a technical launch of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro.

“Congratulations on a great event in the Moscow Metro, the completion of the last section of the Big Circle Line, which is the largest project in the world of circle metro lines and the largest project in the Moscow Metro history”, stated Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.