Architectural and finishing work is being completed in the Concourse 2 of the Sokolniki station of the northeastern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction.
Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is a general designer and general contractor to construct new lines and stations of the Moscow metro.
“Through Concourse 2 passengers of the Sokolniki BCL station will be able to exit to Pesochny Lane and Sokolniki Park. Currently, inside the concourse area, the floor is laid with granite, and the walls are faced with granite and marble – the interior of the concourse is being done in black and grey tones. The installation of engineering equipment is underway. In particular, ticket barriers are installed,” said the Deputy Mayor.
He specified that the station will have two underground concourses under Sokolnicheskaya Square. Through Concourse 1, which is also undergoing finishing work and installation of equipment, you can transfer to the Sokolnicheskaya line and exit to Rusakovskaya Street.
Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC Engineering Holding, said that the artistic design of the new BCL station was dedicated to the work of the metro builders.
“On the platform area the architectural finishing is nearing completion, the decorative panels on the ceiling have been mounted for more than three-quarters, the work is carried out above the escalator zones. Previously, panels stylized as photographs and posters from the middle of the last century were installed on the track walls and balcony,” specified Yuri Kravtsov.
The head of engineering holding added that Sokolniki of the Big Circle Line would be linked by interchanges with the station of the same name of the red line, opened in 1935 as part of the first stage of the Moscow Metro.
“In the concourse area and at the end of the platform section of the station on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, the walls have been removed to interlink with the interchanges on the BCL. The availability of two interchanges at once will enable to distribute passenger flows between the two stations efficiently,” emphasized Yuri Kravtsov.
In addition to Sokolniki, the northeastern BCL section includes the Rizhskaya and Maryina Roshcha stations under construction, a connecting line to the Nizhegoroskoye electric depot, and the already built Aviamotornaya, Lefortovo and Elektrozavodskaya stations, temporarily operating as part of the Nekrasovskaya line.
Today, Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, inspected the construction progress of the Maryina Roshcha station on the BCL.
“The Metro builders concentrated their main efforts on completing the construction and launching the Big Circle Line. There are two large sections left. Of them, there is the northeastern section of seven stations. Four stations are already up and running. Three are in the final phase. Finishing and engineering activities are underway,” said Sergei Sobyanin.