INSTALLATION OF 95-METRE ESCALATORS AT THE RIZHSKAYA METRO STATION IS NEARLY COMPLETE

The station is located 63 meters below the surface

“Installation of four escalators connecting the entrance concourse of the Rizhskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) with the platform is nearly 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 new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“In the coming month, the installation of four escalators is planned to be completed. They will connect the entrance concourse of the Rizhskaya BCL station with the passenger platform, and it is planned to start commissioning work”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor specified that the Rizhskaya station of the Big Circle Line is 63 metres deep, so the escalators, 95 meters in length each, at the station are among the longest in the Moscow Metro.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that engineering equipment such as ventilation systems, power and weak-current cables are being installed in the concourse area of the station.

“Finishing work continues: the primary interior finishing of the concourse is nearly complete, and the floor and walls are being tiled with granite”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the holding recalled that the Rizhskaya BCL station will be linked by interchange with the same name station on the orange line. The new station of the Big Circle Line will improve transport services in the adjacent areas.

“The overall construction completion of the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line is 88%. In addition to Rizhskaya, it includes the stations of Sokolniki and Maryina Roshcha under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot, as well as the already built stations of Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo, Elektrozavodskaya, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya metro 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.