Finishing works are in progress

“The Tekstilshchiki station under construction on the Big Circle line (BCL) is 65% ready”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.

“Finishing works are in progress at the station: 40% of granite is laid in the platform area and in the ticket hall area of the first lobby, preparation and installation of sub-systems for finishing the walls in the platform area with marble is under way”, Deputy Mayor said.

According to him, around 70% of the ventilation systems are already installed at the site.

“Besides, installation work is in process for the mainline and fire-fighting systems of the station, the tunnel ventilation units are installed”, explained Andrey Bochkarev.

Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, added that 37% of cable and wire products were laid on the run from Nizhegorodskaya to Pechatniki station, between which the Tekstilshchiki station is located.

“Installation of the tunnel fire-fighting water mains are completed by 70%”, Yuri Kravtsov specified.

The Tekstilshchiki BCL station under construction is located at the depth of 22 meters. It will have two concourses, to provide access to Lyublinskaya and Shosseynaya streets. Transfer to the open Tekstilshchiki station of the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line is envisioned. The station is planned to be able to serve 23 thousand passengers per hour.

It is noteworthy, that construction of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line, which includes the Tekstilshchiki, Pechatniki, Nagatinsky Zaton, and Klenovy Bulvar stations, is more than half completed.

The Pechatniki station is complete by 45%, Klenovy Bulvar by 52%, Nagatinsky Zaton is by more than a third. Tunneling is underway at the site, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

The Big Circle Line is the largest metro construction project in the capital. The BCL will be 70 km long, will house 31 stations, 12 of which are already open to passengers, and another 9 new and one reconstructed station are scheduled for commissioning by the end of the year.