THE TEKSTILSHCHIKI BCL STATION IS READY FOR PRE-COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES

The installation of technological equipment is underway

“All the required work has been done to begin pre-commissioning activities at the Tekstilshchiki 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 a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.

“The construction of stations on the Big Circle Line is actively continued. The Tekstilshchiki station on the eastern section of the BCL is 85% complete, the main monolithic structures are 93% complete. This is the highest number ever registered for the eastern section. In addition, the main power supply has been arranged for the entire station complex, which enables to start commissioning work”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Construction Complex, the station is ensured with a power supply at a constant voltage, and the programme to implement the required commissioning work is already underway.

“The installation of technological equipment is also underway: over 70% has already been installed and it is being connected to the installed utilities. More than 800 people are working on the construction site around the clock”, said Andrey Bochkarev.

As noted by Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIP-Stroy 1 (part of the Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies), the architectural finishing of the passenger area is actively underway: the station is acquiring its own unique appearance.

“The design of the station is based on the contrast between the simple geometry of walls and floor, and at the same time, the geometrically complex ceiling area. That way, the ceiling will become the most recognisable feature of the station. It is made of aluminium panels in two levels, the lower level will have recessed light fixtures. The spatial and lighting solutions used will recreate the geometry of the loom, figuratively linking to the name of the Tekstilshchiki station”, said Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIP-Stroy 1 also added that the colour scheme of the interiors is decorated in serene grey colours. Light and dark granite and marble, being durable, high-quality materials, are used for the finishing.

Overall construction completion of the BCL eastern section is estimated at 73%. It includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. The eastern section is 11 km long. 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. The Big Circle Line will link the existing and prospective lines of the Moscow Metro.

Yesterday, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, has inspected the construction progress of the Tekstilshchiki station on the Big Circle Line.

“The BCL continues to be actively constructed. The eastern section of the Big Circle Line includes four stations. It is 77% complete and there is no doubt that it will be commissioned in 2023 as scheduled”, said Sergei Sobyanin.