Four stations continue to be built
“Construction of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the metro is 78% 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.
“Four stations, Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki, continue to be built on the eastern section of the Big Circle Line. Architectural and finishing works, installation of engineering systems and equipment are underway at the stations”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.
The Deputy Mayor recalled that the eastern section of the BCL is about 11 km long.
“Commissioning of the section will improve transport services for the residents of Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, Tekstilshchiki, Nizhegorodsky and Lefortovo districts and relieve sections of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya, Zamoskvoretskaya, Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya and Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Lines. The load on the road network in these areas will be reduced by 5-10%”, specified Bochkarev.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that Tekstilshchiki is in the highest degree of readiness among the stations of the eastern section.
“The architectural and finishing works of the passenger area on the station are already more than 50% complete. Ceiling light fixtures are being mounted on the platform area, and the builders are also starting to install architectural lighting of track walls. The station design and lighting solutions will evoke the association with the geometry of a loom and will refer to the Tekstilshchiki station name. Finishing of the technical premises is nearly complete”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.
According to him, the utility systems continue to be installed at the station and the installation of the main structures of the second concourse is underway.
Creation of the Big Circle Line is the principal project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.