“The main metal structures of the above ground covered pedestrian gallery which will serve as a interchange between the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) and the MCD 2 platform have been fully installed”, 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.
“The gallery connects the railway platform with the second concourse of the Pechatniki BCL station, which provides the entrance to the metro from Shosseinaya Street. It is 183.5 metres long”, informed Andrey Bochkarev.
According to the Deputy Mayor, the installation of cable support structures for the utilities is underway and the columns are being cladded with aluminium panels in the pedestrian gallery. The gallery ceiling will be finished with aluminium honeycomb panels, and the roof will be covered with profiled metal sheets.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, said that architectural and finishing work and the installation of utilities were underway in the second concourse.
“In the first concourse, which provides access from Guryanova Street and interchange to the Pechatniki station of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line, finishing work and the facade cladding with aluminium panels are also underway. In-situ concreting has been completed, and interior finishing and installation of utilities are underway in the interchange zone from the BCL to the light green line”, added Yuri Kravtsov.
The General Director of Mosinzhproekt reminded that the new BCL station was the base for the transport interchange hub being formed, where convenient interchanges are created for passengers between the Big Circle Line and the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line, the MCD platform, and access to ground transport.
In addition to Pechatniki, the 11 km long eastern section of the BCL includes the Nagatinsky Zaton, Klenovy Bulvar and Tekstilshchiki stations. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.
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.