Almost 300 trees are planted around the station

“A new Kuntsevskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) in the west of Moscow has become a part of a large transport interchange hub”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Programme.

“The hub has linked the stations of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, the Filyovskaya Line and the Big Circle Line of the Metro together, as well as the same name MCD-1 platform,” said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, this is facilitated by the convenient location of the new station complex along Rublevskoe Highway between the stations of the blue and light blue lines of the metro on one side and the MCD-1 platform on the other.

“Passengers will now be able to change comfortably to other metro lines, as well as to suburban trains,” explained the Deputy Mayor.

He recalled that the construction of the BCL station was carried out using elements of BIM technologies, which made it possible to promptly resolve all operational issues not only during designing, but also on-site.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that the final stage of the station construction was the installation of utility systems. Around 26,000 running metres of pipelines and about 630,000 metres of cable have been laid and around 18,000 pieces of various equipment have been installed at the Kuntsevskaya station.

“A large amount of territory development has also been done: a total area exceeding 32,000 square metres will result in a new public garden equipped for recreation of the city dwellers, with almost 300 trees and 2,500 shrubs planted,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

Recall that Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, launched an underground train operation at three sections of the Big Circle Line from the Terekhovo to the Kakhovskaya stations. In total, in the west, southwest and south of the Big Circle Metro Line, 9 new and one renovated stations opened their doors to passengers.

The Big Circle Line is the capital’s flagship metro construction project. Its length will be 70 km, it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open.