The work has begun to connect the Vnukovo Airport metro station of the Solntsevskaya metro line extension section to the existing underground passage to the airport, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning and Construction.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“Overall, concrete placement at the Vnukovo Airport station is almost three-quarters complete. The high level of readiness of the main concourse structures allows us to start a set of works on connecting them to the underground passage, which will allow passengers to get from the underground directly to the airport terminal”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, the section of the pedestrian crossing between the entrance pavilion from 1st Reisovaya Street and Vnukovo terminal will have to be temporarily closed to make the connection.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that access to the crossing from the airport to Aeroexpress trains would not be blocked.

“An alternative route has been prepared to allow passengers to pass from 1st Reisovaya Street to the Vnukovo Airport and to exit to the city from the terminal. The passage will be via a land section with a signalised pedestrian crossing in front of the hotel”, added Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

According to the head of the engineering holding, the temporary route will be marked with direction signs and a traffic scheme for the convenience of passengers.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov also informed that in addition to the in-situ concreting, architectural finishing and installation of utilities and equipment were in full swing at the Vnukovo Airport station on the Solntsevskaya metro line.

The commissioning of the new Solntsevskaya Line section, which includes the Pykhtino station, the Vnukovo Airport station and the metro bridge over the Likova River, will improve transport services in Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Districts (TiNAO) of Moscow, and Vnukovo will become the first airport in Russia with its own metro station.