“Granite tiles are being laid as part of the landscaping of the area adjacent to the Rizhskaya station under-construction of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow in Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The laying of granite tiles is 95% complete: around three thousand square metres of natural stone have been laid in total. The paving pattern is formed as rhomboids made of 300×600 tiles in three shades of grey. Extensive geometric spaces have also been prepared for turf planting, pavilions for recreation and protection against precipitation”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the section at Rizhskaya Square is an “island” surrounded by a roadway. Underneath, there are utilities for the new BCL station and an exit from the concourse, from which you can get to public transport stops in the shortest possible way, which is the main transit function.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, said that the connection to the input utility lines near the station had been completed.

“Cladding of the ventilation kiosks is complete. The lighting of the territory is in a high degree of readiness. In addition, there is an adjunction to the existing pedestrian underpass leading to the building of Rizhsky railway station and the ground concourse of the Rizhskaya station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding added that next spring, trees and shrubs would be planted, flowerbeds and turf would be laid on Rizhskaya Square.

Rizhskaya forms a transport and interchange hub with the same name station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line and the platform of the second Moscow Central Diameter (MCD 2). It is part of the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line together with the Maryina Roshcha and Sokolniki stations and the already built Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya Line.

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.