The new Nizhegorodskoye electric depot for handling trains on the Big Circle Line (BCL) has become one of the capital’s largest infrastructure facilities, 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 Nizhegorodskoye electric depot, created to handle the BCL rolling stock, became one of the largest and most complex infrastructure facilities of the city. During its construction more than 70 thousand cubic metres of concrete were laid, almost nine thousand tons of metal work were installed, more than 10 km of railway tracks were laid”, informed Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Deputy Mayor, the total area of the facilities exceeds 17 hectares. There are more than 50 new buildings and structures, including a 30-train stabling and repair building with a group of tracks, a fuel and lubricants warehouse, a motor transport base, a motor depot, gatehouses, a civil defence and emergency protection structure, a fuelling station and others.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that a number of energy facilities, including a traction step-down substation and a gas boiler house, was also being commissioned as part of the electric depot.

“The work was carried out under the Third Ring Road in close proximity to its existing flyovers columns. The depot was constructed in stages on the territory of the former Voytovich plant for modernisation and construction of metro cars, the administrative building was also reconstructed in advance, and one of the historic buildings is to be restored in the future”, explained Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

In addition, according to the head of the holding, a connecting line for the electric depot with the RZD infrastructure near the Moscow-Tovarnaya-Kurskaya platform is currently under construction.

Recall that one of the most ambitious metro construction programmes in the world is being implemented in Moscow. Since 2011, 11 electric depots have been constructed and reconstructed to maintain and repair the metro trains.

Today, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, has opened the main start-up complex of the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro.

“Today we are launching a very important facility for the city – the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot, which will serve 40% of the future Big Circle Line of the metro, long awaited by Moscow residents, which we are to launch in the next few days. Such a launch would not have been possible without this depot. It has everything: from operation and repair of cars to recreation of locomotive crews”, stated Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.