Andrey Bochkarev, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development and Construction said that the construction of a passenger platform has started at the Maryina Roshcha station of BCL (the Big Circle Line) metro.
“As the waterproofing works in the right station tunnel were completed, the builders began to lay a rigid foundation and erect sub-platform walls on which the platform overlap rests. The first 40 meters have already been concreted,” stated Andrei Bochkarev .
According to the General Director of Mosmetroistroy JSC, Sergei Zhukov, Maryina Roshcha station is a deep pylon one with an island-type platform in terms of its design characteristics. As a result of this design solution, it is much easier for passengers to navigate the underground space.
Sergei Zhukov mentioned: “All mining works at Maryina Roshcha have been completed: the openings between the central and side halls have been opened, walkways have been passed over the side tunnels leading to the longest escalator in Moscow, pedestrian corridors are ready connecting the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line with the station of the same name. Waterproofing and concreting of the main structures of the station complex continues.”
One of the deepest metro stations in the capital is being constructed at the intersection of the 3rd passage of Maryina Roshcha and Sheremetyevskaya street. Maryina Roshcha is part of the northeastern section of the Big Ring, which comprises Sokolniki and Rizhskaya stations. It is scheduled to begin the trains’ movement in 2022.
Moreover, Maryina Roshcha station is going to become part of a TPU (transport interchange hub) so that the passengers will be able to move to the stations of the same name on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line and the second route of the Moscow Central Diameters ( MCD-2).
Building the BCL is the essential project of the Moscow metro construction. Its length is going to be over 70 km, and 31 stations will be placed there, 12 of which are already open to passengers.