The track laying has been completed at all station complexes of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning and Construction.

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

“The track superstructure has been completed at all four stations and the running tunnels in the final section of the Big Circle Line. The track panel has been installed, the concrete track has been laid, and the conduct rail installation has been completed. A total of 21,700 metres of track have been installed on the eastern BCL section”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

The head of the Construction Complex added that the track superstructure in the track area, located behind the Klenovy Bulvar station, had been completed. Such location is motivated by the common operational scheme of the Big Circle Line, Solntsevskaya and Nekrasovskaya Lines, which run a total of about 120 trains a day.

According to Mr. Konstantin Maslakov, Director General of MIPSTROY 1 (the leading construction division of the Mosinzhproekt GC), the track area includes a group of exit chambers with two headshunts, train inspection stations.

“Each headshunt is designed for turnaround and overnight storage of an eight-car train and equipped with a service platform. The inspection station will provide maintenance for electric trains. There are two inspection pits, a service area and an emergency exit to the surface”, informed Mr. Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIPSTROY 1 also recalled that the Klenovy Bulvar station complex was constructed in an excavation of record length of 644 metres, most of which was occupied by the track zone of 453 metres. More than 90 thousand cubic metres of cast-in-situ structures have been erected, which was equal in volume to the construction of three standard stations.

The eastern BCL section consists of four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, and Tekstilshchiki. Its opening will improve transport accessibility of a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

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 open to passengers. The Big Circle Line will connect the existing and future lines of the Moscow Metro.

Today, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, has performed a technical launch of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line 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 are starting the commissioning, and within a couple of months, the Big Circle 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.