“Architectural finishing of the two ground concourses is underway at the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is the general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro and one of the operators of the programme to develop the transport interchange hub (TIH) network.
“As planned by the architects, the concourses of the Pechatniki station resemble bookshelves and will be designed in a black-and-grey array. Finishing of the interiors with aluminium panels is underway, and facade structures are being installed for further cladding with panels in concourse 1, which provides entrance to the BCL station and transfer to Pechatniki of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line”, said Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, the entrance to the station from Guryanova Street is also through this concourse.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that concourse 2 will provide access to the prospective Pechatniki BCL station and transfer to the Pechatniki platform of MCD 2 from Shosseynaya Street.
“In the second concourse, the wall cladding with aluminium panels is being started and the decoration of the facade is being prepared. In parallel with the finishing work, the installation of utilities and equipment is underway in both concourses”, specified Yuri Kravtsov.
He recalled that the Pechatniki station of the Big Circle Line is being used as the basis for the TIH, which will combine two metro stations, a railway platform and bus routes. Both concourses will lead to ground urban passenger transport stops.
“As part of the TIH, a combined maintenance personnel building is being built for personnel of the eastern section of the BCL. The transport interchange hub area will be landscaped for the convenience of passengers and metro personnel”, added the head of the engineering holding.
In addition to Pechatniki, the 11 km long eastern section of the BCL includes the Nagatinsky Zaton, Klenovy Bulvar and Tekstilshchiki stations. Its opening will improve the transport accessibility for a number of districts in the south-east of Moscow.
Creation of the Big Circle Line is the principal project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.