“Comprehensive landscaping during the construction of three new stations of the north-eastern section of the metro Big Circle Line (BCL) will affect an area of over 10 ha”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding acts as an operator to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.
“Three stations are being prepared for commissioning on the north-eastern section of the BCL: Sokolniki, Rizhskaya and Maryina Roshcha”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, comprehensive landscaping involves asphalt surfacing, granite paving of the pedestrian area, flower beds and lawns according to individual designs to create a comfortable environment for passengers.
“Thus, the Sokolniki station will be linked with the park by a shady linden alley with flowerbeds and benches. Near the Rizhskaya station, there will be pavilions for relaxation and protection against precipitation. Near the Maryina Roshcha station, in addition to urban greening and creating a comfortable environment for pedestrians, parking facilities should have been provided”, specified the Deputy Mayor.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that the focus of the builders is on the greening of the station areas: the lawn area around the three stations will exceed 22,5 thousand square metres.
“In addition to the area directly adjacent to the station complexes, work is underway to improve a number of sites around Sokolnicheskaya Embankment, Gastello Street and Matrosskaya Tishina Street”, added Yuri Kravtsov.
After commissioning of the BCL north-eastern section, transport accessibility for almost a million residents in the surrounding areas of the capital will be improved.
Previously, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, noted the importance of opening stations on the north-eastern section of the Big Circle Line. “By the end of the year, major construction work on all the stations should also be completed. One of the most important sections is the north-eastern section”, said Sergei Sobyanin.