Moscow’s Mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, announced that construction workers have completed the boring of a tunnel for the new Big Circle Line from the Aviamotornaya to the Nizhegorodskaya metro stations.
“A new, left tunnel on the Big Circle Line section between the Aviamotornaya and Nizhegorodskaya stations is complete. The right one was completed last week. The latest bore took nine months build at a depth of 24 metres, Sobyanin said.
The Nizhegorodskaya will be an interchange station for Big Circle Line and the Nekrasovskaya lines. The pink line route will run between two off-boarding (island-type) platforms, while Big Circle Line trains will stop on the outer tracks.
According to the mayor, Nizhegorodskaya station will be incorporated into Moscow’s largest transport hub, the Ryazanskaya transit hub. Passengers will be able to change for the metro, the Moscow Central Circle, road, public transport and railway transport including the future Moscow Central Diameters. It will also be convenient to access the hub from the new South-East Expressway, which is being designed now.
The Big Circle Line is one of the key transport projects carried out by the municipality for the development of Moscow Metro. The line, which will be 69 km, will include 31 stations, most of which will provide changes to other metro lines and the Moscow Central Circle. Also, 22 stations on the Big Circle Line will be part of new transport hubs.
The new circle line is expected to be finished until 2022.