The mining workings is almost 50% complete

“The underground interchange from Elektrozavodskaya station on the Big Circle Line (BCL) to the same name metro station of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line is estimated to be two-thirds 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 the new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“The in-situ concreting is about 85% complete, and the mining workings is almost 50% complete”, said the Deputy Mayor.

He reminded that the Elektrozavodskaya BCL station is part of the north-eastern section of the Big Circle. It temporarily operates as part of the Nekrasovskaya Line jointly with the Aviamotornaya and Lefortovo stations.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the interchange is being constructed near the Yauza River, under the existing the Big Circle tunnel and over the current Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line tunnel without suspending train service.

“There is a round-the-clock monitoring of operating and new structures under construction of the Moscow Metro. Cementing practice is used to reduce water inflow during construction. The waterproofing is 87% complete, and the excavation backfill is three-quarters complete”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.

Based on the Elektrozavodskaya station, a major transport and interchange hub (TIH) is being constructed, which includes the Elektrozavodskaya platforms of the Moscow Railway, eventually becoming part of the MCD 3, in addition to the stations of the Big Circle Line and the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. It is assumed that passenger traffic within the TIH boundaries will be up to 70 thousand people during peak hours and up to 144 thousand people per day.

The other day a pedestrian bridge was opened between Semyonovskaya and Rubtsovskaya embankments of the Yauza River as part of the TIH, thanks to which thousands of people who live, work and study in Basmanniy district will be able to save up to 20 minutes by getting to the metro.