“The launch of the Big Circle Line (BCL) will reduce the traffic density of ground transportation by 10-15% in the areas it traverses”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.
“The Big Circle Line is the most ambitious and the most significant project of the metro construction development. The launch of traffic on the new circle line will seriously change patterns of the transport behaviour by city dwellers, and reduce the time spent on the road and increase the comfort of transportation services”, emphasised Andrey Bochkarev.
The Deputy Mayor specified that the BCL would provide passengers with new routes, thereby relieving the Circle Line and the radial metro lines.
“The new circle line will connect a variety of types of transport and increase variability in the selection of them. Within the BCL, there will be more than 30 interchanges, including to other metro lines, the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), railways and Moscow Central Diameters (MCD)”, added Andrey Bochkarev.
According to the head of the Construction Complex, the total travel time will be reduced by 20-30 minutes thanks to the BCL.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that thanks to the BCL, many residents of the capital will have the metro next to their homes for the first time.
“The Big Circle Line will be linked by interchanges including to the lines which are now under construction and the projected lines. Transport interchange hubs are being established on the basis of many stations. They perform not only a logistics function, but also serve as landscaped public spaces, new centres of social activity for the residents of the capital”, said Yuri Kravtsov.
As an example, the head of the engineering holding cited a large transport interchange hub being created at the Maryina Roshcha BCL station, which is currently under construction. The TIH will bring together the new station of the Big Circle Line, the operating station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line, the prospective station of the second route of the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD 2) and ground transport routes.
The 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 servicing the passengers.