The right tunnel is 60% driven

“More than two-thirds of tunneling of the left running tunnel between the Rasskazovka and Pykhtino stations of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya metro line is completed”, said 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.

“More than 1.7 km of the running tunnel between the Rasskazovka and Pykhtino stations is driven by tunnel boring shield “Rosa”, which is three quarters of the length of the run. The right tunnel is 60% driven by shield “Natalia”, i.e. more than 1.2 km is passed”, Bochkarev said.

The Deputy Mayor clarified that the length of a station-to-station section exceeds 2.1 km.

“The run is part of the five-kilometer section, where a metro bridge is also being built across the Likova River. The bridge is almost ready, it remains to assemble metal structures of coating and decorative elements”, added the Head of Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that the new section will accommodate the Pykhtino and Vnukovo stations.

“At the Pykhtino station, in-situ concreting is accomplished by 62%, and at Vnukovo by 12%”, Yuri Kravtsov specified.

Commissioning into operation of a new section of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line will improve transport accessibility of the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative District (TiNAO). Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.

Construction completion of this site is scheduled for 2023.