Three more stations will be located in the central section of the Troitskaya Line

“Construction of the main structures of the Vavilovskaya station of the central section of the promising Troitskaya metro line has started”, informed 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 in-situ concreting: pouring of the station gutter and the interior walls of the premises below the platform has started at the construction site of the future Vavilovskaya”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, three more stations, Akademicheskaya, Krymskaya and ZIL, will be located in the central section of the future Troitskaya Line, where preparation for the construction commencement is underway.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that four 6-metre tunnel boring machines (TBMs), which began their journey earlier in the assembly and shield chambers of the excavation pit on the station, are operating in the vicinity of the Vavilovskaya station.

“The ‘Lyudmila’ and ‘Svetlana’ TBMs have already covered over 90 metres each towards the future Novatorskaya station, while the ‘Olga’ and ‘Marina’ TBMs which have travelled over 350 metres and over half a kilometre, respectively, are tunnelling towards the Akademicheskaya station under construction”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding added that excavation work and installation of excavation bracing, reinforcement and pouring of the framing beam are underway at the Akademicheskaya station.

“In the meantime, the piling for shoring of excavation is being completed at the site of the future first concourse of the station”, added Yuri Kravtsov. Recall, 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 Moscow. About one million people live near the new stations, and several hundred thousand more work or study nearby.