“A new park of more than 4.3 hectares as part of the Nekrasovka transport interchange hub (TIH) will combine logistics and recreational functions”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is one of the operators of the transport interchange hubs (TIH) development programme in Moscow.

“The new public space will be used by both TIH passengers and local residents. There are three covered walkways in the park, through which citizens can comfortably reach the metro and bus stops in all weathers. The main avenue will feature a fountain and an amphitheatre with a platform to conduct cultural events”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the Deputy Mayor, about 22 thousand trees and shrubs adapted to the climate of central Russia have been planted in the park. Lawns and paths, playgrounds and sports grounds, gazibos, benches and other small architectural forms have been laid out.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, noted that when creating the park, experts adhered to the principles of convenience, safety and environmental friendliness.

“For example, the fountain is equipped with a smart control system and energy-saving fixtures are used to lit the area. The playgrounds and sports grounds are paved with a special injury secure surface”, added Yuri Kravtsov.

The paving of the paths is made of granite mined in one of the world’s largest deposits of this natural stone, located in the Leningrad region.

“For the comfort of visitors, a sound barrier has been installed along the side of the park facing Pokrovskaya Street. So the sound of passing cars is hardly heard”, said Yuri Kravtsov.

The park was designed by Mosinzhproekt Institute’s experts, the main design organisation of the Group of Companies. Rustam Cherkesov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt Institute LLC, said that all functional areas of the park were linked by pathways.

“The main paths have been designed to take the shortest possible route so that people rushing to work and school can cover the distance from the Metro pavilions to the pedestrian crossings on the opposite side of the park as quickly as possible. In addition to the pathways, there will be looped routes of gravel paths for jogging and leisurely walks. The routes were created in such a way that people walking to and from the metro and park visitors would not overlap and interfere with each other”, said Rustam Cherkesov.

The General Director of Mosinzhproekt Institute LLC emphasised that the area where the multifunctional public zone is now located within the Nekrasovka TIH, used to be an overgrown wasteland. A modern park area with a well-developed infrastructure will become a green oasis amidst the neighbourhood’s dense high-rise development.

The Nekrasovka station was built as part of the first launched section of the Nekrasovskaya Line and was opened in 2019. The second section of the Nekrasovskaya Line was launched in 2020.

The Nekrasovka TIH combines the same name station of the Nekrasovskaya metro line and the above-ground urban transport routes. Its passenger traffic can reach up to 25 million people per year.