Builders have started finishing the passenger area
“The construction of the main structures of the Kuntsevskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) is coming to an end”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the construction manager to construct new lines and stations of Moscow Metro.
“The construction of the main structures at the Kuntsevskaya station of the Western section of the BCL is almost complete: their readiness is estimated at 98%, architectural and finishing works of the passenger area are underway,” noted Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, the station project will serve as an interchange to the same name stations of Filyovskaya and Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya metro lines and MCD-1.
For his part, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, assessed the general construction readiness of the second stage of the Western section of the BCL at 92%. “In April, we launched the first stage of the Western section with Mnyovniki and Narodnoye Opolcheniye stations for passengers. Work on the Terekhovo and Kuntsevskaya stations is currently underway: the tunnels between the stations are ready,” specified the head of the holding.
He also reminded that the Western section of the BCL tunneling was carried out using both six-meter and ten-meter diameters tunnel boring machines: single-track tunnels link the Khoroshyovskaya and Narodnoye Opolcheniye stations, and a double-track tunnel has been constructed from Narodnoye Opolcheniye to Kuntsevskaya.
Yesterday, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, inspected the construction progress of the Kuntsevskaya station of the Big Circle Line. He announced that a major transport hub had been established over there.
The Big Circle Line is the key Moscow Metro construction project, its length will be 70 km with 31 stations, 12 of which are already open to passengers. It will be the longest underground loop line in the world.