The construction workers will soon start to mount aluminium panels depicting domestic aircraft on the tunnel wall of the Pykhtino station on the extension section of the Solntsevskaya metro line, 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 construction workers have installed the frame and will soon start installing the aluminium panels with graphic presentation of aircraft in the form of blueprints. Walking along the track wall of the Pykhtino station, passengers will be able to trace the history of the Russian aircraft industry, from the propeller-driven ANT-3 to the modern Tu-214”, said Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to Deputy Mayor, the general design of the Pykhtino station was dedicated to aviation history, as the streets named after the Gritsevets, Ulyaninpilots and Petlyakov aircraft designer, were located next to the station.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that above the escalator inclined tunnel there would be a funnel-shaped ‘luminous well’ made of aluminium panels with a model of Tu-144 aircraft hanging inside. Aircraft turbine-shaped lighting structures are being installed on the ceiling of the platform section.

“The finishing is well underway in the passenger zone. The granite cladding on the opposite tunnel wall is 90% complete. A stained-glass window that offers a view of the Likova River valley will be also installed here”, added Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding also specified that the finishing was also being carried out in the service premises of the Pykhtino station. In addition, the installation of the utilities was underway.

The commissioning of the new Solntsevskaya Line section, which includes the Pykhtino station, the Vnukovo station and the metro bridge over the Likova River, will improve transport services in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts (TiNAO) of Moscow, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.