All four stations are in full swing
“The eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro between Tekstilshchiki and Klenovy Bulvar is 47% complete”, said Andrey 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.
“Construction of the eastern section of the BCL is now well underway, with all four stations in full swing. Architectural and finishing work on the platform area at the Tekstilshchiki station and the Klenovy Bulvar station is already underway. Currently, the section is 47% complete,” said Andrey Bochkarev.
For his part, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that the works at the stations are being carried out strictly according to the approved schedule.
“The Tekstilshchiki station has the highest degree of readiness which is currently 48%, the Klenovy Bulvar station is 46% complete, the Pechatniki station is 32% complete and the Nagatinsky Zaton station is 31% complete,” specified the head of the holding.
As a reminder, tunnelling is currently underway between Pechatniki and Nagatinsky Zaton. The ten-metre tunnel boring machine Victoria has completed more than half of the double-track tunnel between the stations under construction. Another ten-metre giant tunnel boring machine Liliya will soon complete the tunnelling between Nagatinsky Zaton and Klenovy Bulvar.
The Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro is a flagship mega project of the Moscow metro. Its length will amount to 70 km. The new line will have 31 stations, 12 of which are already open for passengers. In the first half of September 2021, ten more stations of the BCL were technically launched with the participation of Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow. The stations are scheduled to be opened for passengers by the end of the year.