“The construction of the stabling and repair building within the Yuzhnoye electric depot of the Zamoskvoretskaya Line of the Moscow Metro is underway. The construction readiness of the metal work is estimated to be 75%”, informed Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The metal structures and base of the roof of the stabling and repair building are being installed. The builders have started assembling the wall panels to provide a thermal envelope. The total area of the building will exceed 40 thousand square metres – there will be 34 pits (29 stabling, four repair and a cleaning chamber of railway cars) to inspect trains, as well as workshops and a cleaning chamber”, added Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, the active construction of the main buildings and facilities within the depot’s multi-purpose complex is taking place.

“The construction of an electric depot is the major task in the context of the rapid and large-scale development of the Moscow Metro network. We provide the metro with an accompanying infrastructure for maintenance and repair of the rolling stock. The construction of the Yuzhnoye electric depot will create new capacity to maintain the Zamoskvoretskaya Line”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

As noted by Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIPSTROY 1 (the leading construction division of Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies), the complex under construction will be equipped with modern facilities.

“The prospective electric depot will be equipped with modern automated complexes and equipment required to provide the technical condition of the rolling stock at the highest level. Thirty electric trains will be able to undergo daily technical inspections and repair of varying degrees of complexity. In fact, an entire plant will be created to provide urgent and routine repairs, maintenance, as well as washing and overnight stabling of electric trains”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIPSTROY 1 added that cast-in-situ structures for the inspection pits and power floors, as well as the installation of under-rail flyovers, were underway as part of the stabling and repair building.

Recall that there are 20 electric depots in operation in Moscow. Six of them are at the various stages of re-construction or construction: Nizhegorodskoye, Yuzhnoye, Salaryevo, Vladykino, Vykhino, Aminyevskoye, owing to which 7000 new jobs will be created in Moscow.