It will serve the trains of the Big Circle Line

“Overall construction completion of the inspection station (IS) of trains behind the Klenovy Bulvar station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro is 67%”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“Behind the station complex there will be a track area with two bays: each of them will provide turnaround and overnight layover for one eight-car train. Currently, the main monolithic structures are still under construction: they are 65% complete. The construction of reinforced concrete partitions and the installation of utilities are also underway”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the track area will have an IS of the Moscow metro rolling stock, including two inspection ditches, a service area and an emergency evacuation exit to the surface via an above-ground pavilion.

“The inspection station is behind the Klenovy Bulvar station towards the Nagatinsky Zaton station. Such location is motivated by the operational scheme of the Big Circle Line, Solntsevskaya and Nekrasovskaya Lines, which run a total of about 120 trains a day”, said the Deputy Mayor.

According to Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1 (being part of the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies), the excavation pit of the Klenovy Bulvar station complex is the longest in the BCL east. It is 644 metres long, with the station part being 191 metres long and the inspection station being 453 metres long.

“The Klenovy Bulvar station is over 70% complete. Finishing work and installation of utilities are in full swing. In parallel, excavation backfill is underway. By the end of the month, the main power is scheduled to be supplied to the station. In addition, the necessary equipment is being installed: all four escalators are fully complete, and two lifts out of four have been handed over for installation”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

He also stressed that work has already started on the future appearance of the station: the architectural finishing and installation of the main artistic design elements are underway.

“The design of the Klenovy Bulvar concourses reflects the motifs of the Russian architecture, as well as the architecture of the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich located on the territory of the Museum-reserve Kolomenskoye. The future station will organically fit the historical and cultural context of the area”, explained the company director.

Overall construction completion of the BCL eastern section is estimated at 72%. It comprises, together with Klenovy Bulvar, the stations of Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. The eastern section is 10.7 km long. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

The Big Circle Line is the main metro construction project in the capital. It will be more than 70 kilometres long, with 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers. The Big Circle Line will link the existing and prospective lines of the Moscow Metro.