“The builders have started to install the main structures at the ZIL station of the prospective Troitskaya Line”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

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

“As part of the ZIL station complex construction on the Troitskaya metro line, the construction of cast-in-situ structures in the headshunt zone, the concourse and the platform section has started”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the excavation of the soil mass at the former industrial zone near Lisitskogo Street and the Tyufeleva Roshcha Park is almost 50% complete, and the enclosing structures are 81% complete.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the tunneling of the line from the ZIL station to the Krymskaya station was underway.

“The ‘Alexandra’ and ‘Sofia’ tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are carrying out the work and have covered more than 300 metres of track each”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding recalled that in addition to these two tunnel boring machines, the central section of the Troitskaya Line with the ZIL, Krymskaya, Akademicheskaya and Vavilovskaya stations included the ‘Marina’ and ‘Olga’ tunnel boring machines, which connected the Vavilovskaya and Krymskaya stations with a running line, and the ‘Natalia’ and ‘Svetlana’ tunnel boring machines, which were tunnelling the running line from Akademicheskaya to Krymskaya.

The Troitskaya metro line, being 40 km long, will connect the platforms of the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) with the city district of Troitsk, going through the Southern, South-Western, Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts of the capital city. The expected daily passenger traffic flow is somewhat 100 thousand people. About 1 million people live near the new stations, and several hundred thousand more work or study nearby.