In-situ concreting and earthworks are near to completion

“Completion of the Nagatinsky Zaton station in the east of the Big Circle Line (BCL) is estimated at 60%”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The in-situ concreting is completed by 86%, whilst the earthworks are more than 91% done at the station. Excavation of the station pit is accomplished. Interior design is completed by 14%, waterproofing is more than half done, and internal walls and partitions are built by 48%”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, in the future, the transport interchange hub (TIH) of the same name, with residential and social facilities, as well as additional parking lots, will be built in conformity with the Nagatinsky Zaton station.

“Construction of a residential complex with a kindergarten for 150 children and a school for 300 pupils will be accomplished as part of the second phase of the transport interchange hub development”, added Bochkarev.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, reminded that the overall construction completion of the BCL eastern section, which comprises the Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki stations, is estimated at 57%.

“The eastern section of the Big Circle with the length of 11 km and housing four stations is currently being built: its total readiness exceeds 57%.

Tunnel boring activities are completed at the site by 98%. The ten-meter tunnel-boring machine ‘Lilia’ is driving a double-track tunnel at the section from the Nagatinsky Zaton to the Klenovy Bulvar stations, and the six-meter ‘Elena’ machine is driving a single-track tunnel between the transitional chamber near the Klenovy Bulvar station and the steelwork chamber near the Kashirskaya station”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

Opening of the stations at the eastern section will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.

It is noteworthy, that on December 7, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, launched an underground train operation at the new section comprising ten stations of the Big Circle Line.

“Lately, we have launched an underground train operation at a large section of the BCL: from the Mnyovniki to the Kakhovskaya stations. The most challenging stage of the Circle Metro Line construction, namely driving 70 tunnels, has already been completed by 99%. By the end of the year, we will complete driving of two other tunnels in the east of the line”, wrote Sergei Sobyanin in his social media account.

The construction of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already servicing the passengers.