EASTERN SECTION OF THE BIG CIRCLE METRO LINE IS 55% READY

The readiness of the Pechatniki station is estimated at 45%

“Construction of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the metro is more than half completed”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt is the general designer and general contractor for construction of the new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“Construction has gained a considerable momentum. The 11-kilometer section will comprise Pechatniki, Tekstilshchiki, Nagatinsky Zaton, and Klenovy Bulvar stations”, said the head of Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction.

According to him, the readiness of the Pechatniki station is estimated at 45%.

“The main structures are almost half completed: 22,000 cubic meters of concrete are poured, and construction of internal partitions is in progress. Builders have moved ahead with architectural and finishing works”, Deputy Mayor added.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, noted that the removal of utilities is accomplished by 70%.

“Waterproofing of the Pechatniki station is almost half completed. Start of engineering utilities installation is scheduled for November. Pit excavation for the transfer hub begins”, Yuri Kravtsov specified.

The BCL Pechatniki station, together with the station of the same name on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line and MCD-2 station under construction, will be part of the transport interchange hub (TIH), to become one of the largest in the capital city.

The Big Circle Line is the largest metro construction project in the capital. The circle will be 70 km long, will house 31 stations, 12 of which are already open to passengers, and another 9 new and one reconstructed station are scheduled for commissioning by the end of the year.