MAYOR OF MOSCOW HOLDS TECHNICAL LAUNCH OF EASTERN SECTION OF MOSCOW METRO BCL

“A technical launch of the last eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro from the Kashirskaya station to the Nizhegorodskaya station took place”, informed Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“Congratulations on a great event in the Moscow Metro, the completion of the last 10-kilometre section of the Big Circle Line, which is the largest project in the world of circle metro lines and the largest project in the Moscow Metro history. Now we’re starting the commissioning, and within a couple of months the Big Circular Line will be looped and be running around the entire circumference with passengers. This is a crucial project, a complex one, extremely difficult. Congratulations! Thank you!”, claimed Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.

The construction of the Big Circle Line will create 6 thousand new jobs, and a total of 391 thousand new jobs will be created in the attraction area of the new stations.

Work on the eastern section from the Kashirskaya station to the Nizhegorodskaya station began in 2018. It includes four new stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, and Tekstilshchiki. Between the Tekstilshchiki and Klenovy Bulvar stations, trains will run in a large double-track tunnel with a diameter of 10 metres.

During the technical launch, a test electric train ran along the new metro section.

New stations on the eastern section will improve transport services for residents and working people in eight districts with a population of about 800 thousand people: Tekstilshchiki, Pechatniki, Lyublino, Nagatinsky Zaton, Moskvorechye-Saburovo, Nagatino-Sadovniki, Nizhegorodskiy, Lefortovo. The daily commuting time around the city for locals will be reduced up to 80% or up to 45 minutes.

The two new stations, Tekstilshchiki and Pechatniki, have got interchanges to the MCD 2 and radial metro lines: the same name stations of the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya and Lyublino-Dmitrovskaya Lines. In future, the Klenovy Bulvar station will be interchanged with the Biryulyovskaya metro line. Once opened, the new BCL stations will be used by more than 57 thousand people a day, and by more than 166 thousand people including interchanges.