The upgrade of the engineering equipment is also scheduled
“Reconstruction of the Varshavskaya metro station is in progress, in part, the finishing activities are in full swing in the western concourse of the station,” said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct the new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.
“Architectural finishing continues at the Varshavskaya station. The work is in progress both at the platform level and in the western concourse. Finishing of the platform columns with dark marble and the track walls with white marble is already near to completion. In the concourse, the floor is finished with the light gray Shimanovsky granite, the walls are faced with the white Sayan marble and the dark-coloured Labrodarit and Gabbro granites”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
According to the Deputy Mayor, the specialists will renovate the fit-out not only on the platforms, but also at the exits. The first and the second exits will be designed as glass pavilions, and Exit No. 3, located in the vicinity of the shopping center, will be faced with the galvanized steel panels. A stained-glass window and a ventilation grill made of perforated panels imitating the city lights will also be mounted here.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that in the framework of reconstruction of the Varshavskaya station, it is also scheduled to upgrade the engineering equipment inclusive of ventilation, despatching, video surveillance and fare payment systems.
“The station was built in 1969, the state-of-the-art systems are being installed in the course of works in order to ensure the required level of transport safety and passenger convenience. Besides, in the western concourse, preparation is in progress in view of installation of an elevator for the groups of people with limited mobility”, said Yuri Kravtsov.
The Head of Engineering Holding reminded that reconstruction of the Varshavskaya and Kashirskaya stations on the former Kakhovskaya line is implemented in order to have them integrated into the Big Circle Metro Line (BCL). The Kakhovskaya station is already operating as part of the BCL.
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.