Among them there are parks, universities, sports, cultural and leisure facilities
“The launch of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the capital’s metro will improve the transport accessibility of more than 100 urban points of attraction, including parks, universities, sports and cultural and leisure facilities”, said Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow on Urban Planning and Construction. Mosinzhproekt Engineering Holding is the operator of the Moscow Metro Development Program.
“The launch of the BCL will not only allow metro passengers to significantly save time on their daily journeys, but also increase transport accessibility to more than a hundred sites located in the attraction area of the new stations,” said Andrey Bochkarev.
According to him, once all the Big Circle Line stations are open, passengers will have better access to 16 sports facilities, more than 40 parks, green and promenade areas, 27 educational buildings and 38 recreational and cultural facilities.
“To date, thanks to the BCL, accessibility to sports facilities near the Khodynka Field has already been improved, Megasport Sport Palace, CSKA facilities. The line will also run through Mnevnikovskaya floodplain where a large sports cluster is planned. As for popular promenade routes, once the line is fully operational, it will be more convenient for Muscovites to reach parks such as Sokolniki, Kolomenskoye and Vorontsovo Estate,” said the Deputy Mayor.
For his part, Yuri Kravtsov, General Director of Mosinzhproekt JSC, explained that the Big Circle Line of the metro is designed to connect the existing and prospective radial metro lines at a distance of up to 10 km from the current Circle Line.
“Thus, using the Big Circle Line, passengers will be able to get from one point of the city to another almost twice as fast and without having to change in the city centre,” added the head of the holding.
Recall that successive technical launches of the BCL sections have been recently carried out with Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, assumed to be put into operation by the end of the year. “The lines are being tested and commissioning work is starting. And I hope that passengers will be travelling soon. The simultaneous launch of 10 stations is a unique case in the history of the metro,” stressed the Mayor of Moscow.
The Big Circle Line project is the largest in the history of the Moscow Metro construction. A total of 31 stations will be built here, with the total length of the circle line being around 70 km.