The length of the running tunnel is more than two kilometers
The readiness of the running tunnel between the future Pykhtino and current Rasskazovka in the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line section under construction is estimated at 43%, 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.
“The length of the running tunnel between the Pykhtino and Rasskazovka stations is more than two kilometers. By now the 6-meter “Rosa” tunnel boring machine has bored 1153 meters of the right running tunnel and the “Natalia” tunnel boring machine has bored 717 meters of the next left tunnel,” said Andrey Bochkarev.
He specified that on the extension section of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line which is about 5 km long, two stations, Pykhtino and Vnukovo, will be located – the last station will be located on the territory of the same name Moscow airport.
In turn, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that active work continues at all construction sites of the new section of the yellow line of the Moscow Metro.
“The main monolithic structures of the Pykhtino station complex are 50% complete, the construction of the monolithic structures of the Vnukovo station began,” said the holding head.
He also mentioned that painting of the structures of the bridge over the Likova river between the future Pykhtino and Vnukovo stationes has started. “The main structures of the bridge are ready. To complete the work, it remains to install steel structures of the cover and decorative elements, as well as the construction of the track structure,” added Yuri Kravtsov.
The commissioning of the new section of the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line will improve the transport infrastructure of the TiNAO, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with “its own” metro station. Both stations are scheduled to be completed in 2023.