THE TRACKS OF THE TEKSTILSHCHIKI BCL STATION ARE PREPARING TO RECEIVE TRAINS

The track superstructure has been completely assembled at the Tekstilshchiki station of the Big Circle Line 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 build the new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“The construction of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line is progressing rapidly. Architectural and finishing work, installation and commissioning of utilities and equipment are underway at all four stations. The construction of the track superstructure is fully completed in the running tunnels between the Nizhegorodskaya and Pechatniki stations. This means that the Tekstilshchiki station complex is ready to receive the rolling stock loads,” said Andrey Bochkarev.

According to the head of the Moscow Complex of Urban Planning Policy and Construction, the main structures of the station complex are in a high degree of readiness.

As noted by Konstantin Maslakov, General Director of MIPSTROI 1 (part of Mosinzhproekt Group), the cast-in-situ structures of the station, Concourse 1 and station buildings are completely ready. Finishing work and installation of engineering systems in the technical premises area continue.

“We are actively performing in-situ concreting to construct Concourse 2 – the bottom (underground) level is already ready. In parallel, the last section of three escalators, which will provide lifting of passengers from the station and exit to Shosseynaya Street, is being installed. We are placing the escalator equipment in the permanent location and installing the main track. In the future, this will enable us to proceed to the upper floor of the concourse and thus complete the in-situ concreting in full,” said Konstantin Maslakov.

The head of MIPSTROY 1 also added that the installed six escalators and four elevators have already been tested and are ready for operation. The commissioning of utilities is underway.

The eastern section of the BCL with a total length of 11 km includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. 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.