The design and decoration work has started in the passenger area of the Vnukovo station of the Solntsevskaya metro line, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow 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.

“Decoration work of the Vnukovo passenger area has started on the platform area. Granite slabs are being laid. The work is 18% complete. The assembly of the subsystem to install cladding panels of the ceiling and tunnel walls has started”, said Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Construction Complex, finishing of the office premises is underway as well.

“The construction workers continue to work in the premises designed to accommodate the traction step-down substation. The polymeric flooring has already been installed, ensuring that the premises floor is dust-free, water-resistant, and antistatic. Next, the installation of the substation’s equipment will begin”, added Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that a total of 271 service and technical premises would be constructed at the Vnukovo station, 138 of which had the rough finishing completed. The construction of brick partitions, plastering and painting of walls, as well as laying of floor ceramic granite tile are underway in other premises.

“The cast-in-situ structures of the station are being constructed. Concrete is now being poured in the escalator inclined tunnel area and the dismantled disassembling and shield chamber area, where the pumping plant and ventilation chamber of the station complex will be located. The junction of the entrance concourse of the station complex to the underground passage, leading directly to the Vnukovo Airport is being prepared”, informed Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

In addition, as the head of the engineering holding specified, the installation of high-priority utilities for ventilation, sewerage and water supply had started.

The commissioning of the new Solntsevskaya Line section will improve the transport services in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts (TiNAO) of Moscow, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.