The Mayor of Moscow inspected the Kuntsevskaya station under construction of the Big Circle Line

It will become an interchange to the radial lines and the MCD-1 station

Today, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, inspected the construction progress of the Kuntsevskaya station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the managing company to construct new lines and stations of the capital’s subway.

“Kuntsevskaya metro station is one of the most complex hubs. It is the largest transport hub, which combines MCD-1, Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, Filyovskaya, and Big Circle Line of Moscow Metro,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to him, the new station will change the transport situation for several Moscow districts with about 500,000 people.

The construction of an 8,1 km long Western section of the BCL with four stations from Khoroshyovskaya to Kuntsevskaya started in 2018. Tunnels between the Khoroshyovskaya – Narodnoye Opolcheniye stations were constructed in the traditional way for the Moscow metro by arranging two single-track tunnels with a six-meter diameter and a double-track tunnel with a ten-meters diameter between Narodnoye Opolcheniye and Kuntsevskaya.

Narodnoye Opolcheniye and Mnyovniki, the first two stations of the west of the Big Circle Line, were opened to passengers last spring. The two more, Terekhovo and Kuntsevskaya stations, will be completed by the end of the year.

Kuntsevskaya is located along the Rublyovskoe highway, between Moldavskaya Street and the tracks of the first Moscow Central Diameter (MCD-1). It will be the interchange to the same name stations of the Filyovskaya and Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya lines of the Moscow metro and the MCD-1 platform.

The future station is a column three-span station with two side platforms and two ground and underground concourses, which will provide access to Rublyovskoe highway, Moldavskaya Street, Ivan Franko Street, residential and public buildings, and ground transport stops. Today, landmark structures are complete, finishing and installation of utility systems are underway.

The architectural and art solution of the station is based on monumentality, unity, and integrity of the platform and concourses, creating the impression of hewn from a single block. It imitates the terrazzo mosaic technology in light gray tones. Geometric shapes and right angles at the station will be “smoothed out” by cylindrical chandeliers, which will provide magnificence and some intimacy in space. The territory near the concourses will be improved: it will feature walking tracks and recreation zones for pedestrians, and motorists will have exits to the junction constructed at the intersection of Rublyovskoe highway and Ivan Franko Street.

Photo: Mosinzhproekt