“Architectural and finishing work began in the concourse of the Rizhskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL), and the station is 77% complete”, 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.

“The Rizhskaya station is more than three quarters complete. The builders have started decorating the concourse. The utility space is being decorated, it is 16% complete,” said the Deputy Mayor.

According to him, the main architectural elements of the station are arches, the tunnel wall will be cladded in metal panels, which will be silkscreened with the station name and the line scheme.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that four escalators are being installed at the Rizhskaya station, the installation of metal structures and utility systems, such as piping, and power and weak-current cables is underway.

“The monolithic work and waterproofing is 77% complete. The construction of interior walls and partitions is 72% complete,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

He recalled that Rizhskaya is being constructed by underground method at a depth of 60 meters, as well as another station of the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line, Maryina Roshcha. The section also includes the Sokolniki station.

The Rizhskaya station of the BCL will be linked by interchange with the same name station of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line, Rizhsky railway station and platforms of the second route of the Moscow Central Diameter (MCD 2). The commissioning of the station will improve transport services to adjacent districts.

The construction of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow metro is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. It is 70 kilometers long with 31 stations, 12 of which are already open to passengers. Another new 9 stations and one reconstructed will be commissioned by the end of 2021.