THE INSTALLATION OF HISTORIC PANELS IS COMPLETE AT THE KASHIRSKAYA STATION ON THE BIG CIRCLE LINE OF THE MOSCOW METRO

“The installation of restored decorative bas-relief panels on the topic of ‘Country’s Life’ is fully implemented on the platform section of the Kashirskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor to build new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“All the artistic compositions, made of sheet aluminium alloy, have been placed on the tunnel walls. Eight panels have been installed – four in each of the two platform halls. The compositions ‘Power Line’, ‘Planets and Satellite’, ‘Houses and Metro’, and ‘Hydropower Plant’ are arranged in inversed manner, the size of each panel is 4.2 by 1.2 metres”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor recalled that the panels were created by sculptor Zoya Vetrova in 1969, for the opening of the Kashirskaya station of the Kakhovskaya Line.

“The reconstruction of Kashirskaya to be integrated into the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro implies preserving the historical appearance of the station. The decorative panels have been restored to preserve their authenticity as much as possible. Previously, the platform section was fully renovated: it was faced with granite and marble”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the finishing work was being completed at the station as a whole.

“Cladding of the passenger zone is fully implemented in the west concourse of Kashirskaya, while the technical and service premises are still being decorated. The facade work and paving of the surrounding area with granite tiles are also underway”, informed Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of the engineering holding added that new engineering equipment is now being installed in the west concourse and at the station.

“Similar work will be carried out in the eastern concourse of the Kashirskaya station. Now the old equipment is being dismantled, and cladding of the passenger area is underway”, emphasised Yuri Kravtsov.

Recall that in addition to Kashirskaya, Varshavskaya, which is another station of the former Kakhovskaya Line, is now being reconstructed. Both stations will be integrated into the BCL. The Kakhovskaya station is already operating as part of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro.

The construction of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already servicing the passengers.