Around 23 thousand cubic meters of concrete is already cast-in situ here
“Completion of the Pechatniki station under construction in the east of the Big Circle Line (BCL) is estimated at 45%”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding acts as the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Programme.
“Completion of the principal structures of the station is estimated at 52%, with around 23 thousand cubic meters of cast-in situ concrete. Waterproofing at the Pechatniki station is more than half-done. Development of internal partitions continues, architectural and finishing work, installation of utilities are currently in progress”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, the station design will be neat and low-key owing to the use of black, white and gray colours typical of the printing facilities.
“Pursuant to the architectural concept, the overground concourses will resemble a bookshelf, i.e. they will be finished in a black-and-grey array. The surrounding area will undergo landscaping: trees, shrubs, flowers will be planted, and retail premises, trash bins and lanterns will be installed”, specified the Deputy Mayor.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, spoke about the development of a transport interchange hub at the station linked with the platform of the same name on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line.
“Pre-construction activities are already in progress at the transport interchange hub development site to enable a pit excavation. Once the BCL Pechatniki station with the transport interchange hub is commissioned, not only the local residents, but also the passengers using the light-green line will be able to considerably reduce their travel time when moving around the city”, specified the head of the holding.
Upon opening of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line with such stations as Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki, and Tekstilshchiki the transport accessibility of a number of districts of the South-Eastern Administrative Okrug (YuVAO) of the capital city will improve greatly.
It is noteworthy, that Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, launched an underground train operation at three sections of the Big Circle Line from the Terekhovo to the Kakhovskaya stations. In total, in the west, southwest and south of the Big Circle Metro Line, 9 new and one renovated stations opened their doors to passengers.
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.