The station is 70% complete

The future Tekstilshchiki station on the east of the Big Circle Line (BCL) is 70% complete. “The construction of the interchange on the radial line platform of the same name has started”, said Andrei Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“In-situ concreting and waterproofing work are being completed at the Tekstilshchiki station of the Big Circle Line. The construction of the interchange to the radial line station of the same name has started, and relocation of the utilities from the construction zone has already begun,” said the Deputy Mayor.

According to him, architectural finishing and installation of utilities are underway at the station.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt of JSC, added that the construction of the interchange hub would include a 137-metre long and 11-metre wide pedestrian overpass over the tracks of MCD-2 and Lyublinskaya Street following the required headroom for railway trains and trucks to pass.

“This design will help to ensure a planned passenger flow of 23,000 people per hour and will not affect rail and road traffic,” clarified Yuri Kravtsov.

The Big Circle Line is the largest metro construction project in the capital. The BCL length will be 70 km, it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open.