A comfortable shopping area has been created

“A new shopping gallery is ready to welcome visitors at the CSKA metro station of the Big Circle Line (BCL)”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Program.

“As part of the implementation of the Khodynskoe Pole transport and interchange hub, a comfortable shopping area has been created for passengers of the Moscow Metro and residents of the district. The new passenger service complex with an elevated concourse with a total area of more than 4,9 thousand square metres provides a transit passage to the two-level pedestrian gallery with shopping pavilions from the CSKA station, and also reduces the travel time between the BCL station and ground transport”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the effective integration of urban infrastructure through the construction of the Big Circle Line and the creation of transport interchange hubs makes it possible to relieve significantly the public transport in Moscow.

“Today, 26 transfer transport hubs are being built in Moscow on the basis of metro stations and 16 of them are on the Big Circle Line”, emphasized the Deputy Mayor.

According to Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1, a part of the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies, ease of movement for passengers is achieved through the implementation of cutting-edge interchange and transfer solutions, including pedestrian galleries with shopping pavilions.

“The main entrance to the new passenger service complex is through a ground pavilion with panoramic glazing. Shopping galleries are located directly underground, in a two-level underground space. The ground level houses the commercial part and administrative offices for the gallery’s staff. On the second one, the connecting passage to the ticket office of the northern concourse of the CSKA metro station of the Big Circle Line has been established”, specified Konstantin Maslakov.

He also said that the complex has an inclusive environment and barrier-free access for people with low mobility: four lifts, ramps for visitors with prams have been installed and a mother and baby room has been arranged.

The Big Circle Line project is the largest in the history of the Moscow Metro construction. The BCL will be 70 km long, it will connect the peripheral areas of the city and create a dense network of interchanges, reducing travel time for passengers.