The estimated service life of the new metro stations in Moscow is more than a century
According to preliminary calculations, it will take 90 minutes to travel through the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, said Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction Andrey Bochkarev. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the managing company to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.
“The Big Circle Line is the largest project of Moscow railway underground construction which includes 70 km of lines with 31 stations. According to preliminary calculations, a full circle along the BCL will be possible to travel during 90 minutes,” noted Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, the commissioning of the Big Circle Line will make it possible to create new routes for passengers bypassing the interchange stations of the central contour.
“Due to the launch of the BCL, the Circle Line of the Moscow Metro will have less load by about 30%. Most passengers will cut their travel time by more than half. Especially, the residents of the south and south-west of the capital will feel the improvement of the transport situation”, explained the Deputy Mayor.
For his part, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, reminded about the most advanced technological materials and processes used on the BCL’s construction sites.
“It enable not only to reduce labor costs and increase the technical level of construction, but also increases the service life of the metro infrastructure. Due to the use of modern metro construction technologies and materials, the estimated service life of the new metro stations in Moscow is more than a century,” said the CEO of the holding.
The construction of the new nine BCL stations and reconstruction of Kakhovskaya station, which is becoming part of the Big Circle Line, will be completed by the end of the year.