The construction is carried out on the territory of the former industrial zone

“The main stage of the construction of the Aminyevskoye electric depot designed to serve the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro has started”, 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 preparatory work has been completed on the construction site of the future Aminyevskoye depot: the builders completed the dismantling of the existing structures, are carrying out active earthworks and have proceeded to the principal stage of work,” said Bochkarev.

The Deputy Mayor explained that the construction is carried out on the territory of the former industrial zone with an area of about 15,7 hectares. The depot will be located in the west of the capital at the intersection of General Dorokhov Street and Vereyskaya Street.

“The construction of the new electric depot will make it possible to provide the necessary train schedule and create additional capacity for the overnight storage and repair of the BCL railway rolling stock. In total, it is assumed to erect more than 40 buildings and structures designed for train maintenance,” said the Head of the Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction.

According to him, the tunnelling of the link line is underway between the Big Circle Line and the depot, which is under construction.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, noted that most of the tunnelling has already been completed.

“The shield “Esmin” is implementing the tunnelling, the tunnel will pass from the transfer chamber between the Aminyevskaya and Davydkovo stations. Almost 600 meters out of about 800 planned have been passed,” said Yuri Kravtsov.

The head of Mosinzhproekt added that in addition to the tunnel from the transfer chamber to the Aminyevskoye depot, there will be two more tracks running from the exit chamber of the Davydkovo station, including the elevated overpass.

“Here we continue the installation of the enclosure structures made of secant piles, they are also at a high level of readiness,” specified Yuri Kravtsov.

The Big Circle Line will be served by three electric depots: the existing Zamoskvoretskoye depot in the south and new ones: the Nizhegorodskoye depot in the east and the Aminyevskoye depot in the west of the BCL.

The Big Circle Line is the main metro construction project in the capital. The BCL will be 70 km long, it will include 31 stations. There are already 12 stations operating for passengers, and 9 new ones and the reconstructed one will be commissioned by the end of the year.