Sergei Sobyanin visited the BCL Stromynka station under the construction, which will be located next to Sokolniki Park. He noted that work on the northeast section of the new metro ring section is in full swing.
“Construction of the northeast section of the BCL is in full swing, currently about 40% of the work has been done on this section. The section is very complex, is passes under the Yauza River and adjoins the four existing metro lines, which requires thoroughness, quality and safety of work” – said Sobyanin.
It is expected that the future platform of the metro will allow millions of citizens of Moscow to get quickly to one of popular recreation facilities.
The construction of the site from Savelovskaya to Aviamotornaya began in 2015. Its length will be 12.8 kilometers. The site will include five stations and a connecting branch to the Nizhegorodskoye depot.
It is planned to finish works on the routes from Aviamotornaya to Lefortovo before the end of the year. The site from Lefortovo to Rubtsovskaya is planned to complete in 2020, and from Rubtsovskaya to Savelovskaya - in 2021-2022.
Now the tunnels on the stretch from the Rubtsovskaya station to the Stromynka station are 91% complete. It is planned to finish the drilling of the left distillation tunnel already on March 21. And the workers of the right-sided tunnel from Stromynka to Savelovskaya began to work only recently.
The station of the column type is built at a depth of 30 meters. From Stromynka station it will be possible to make a transfer to the Sokolniki station. Estimated passenger traffic at the new site will be 300 thousand people per day.
Design of the Stromynka station is chosen through an open international competition. Users of the Active Citizen project evaluated the finalists. The project of the Moscow architectural bureau Map Architects scored most of the votes.
In the design of the station will use red, white and gray colors. The prevailing materials will be glass and metal. As planned by the architects, a "man-made forest" will appear at the station, which will emphasize the connection with the Sokolniki Park.
The central part of the platform will be made of natural stone of different colors. LED lights on the ceiling will create the illusion of a flickering starry sky.
Two underground lobbies will go to Sokolnicheskaya Square, to the streets of Rusakovskaya, Stromynka, park Sokolniki Park, residential buildings and bus stops. One of the ground pavilions of the station will be entered into a linden alley, which, after construction is completed, will be restored in the historic square leading from Rusakovskaya Street to the main entrance to Sokolniki Park.
For the time being, the builders are completing the construction of the walling of the future station. In addition, they restructure the engineering networks and develop the soil of the pits.
The opening of the northeast section of the BCL will allow residents of the areas of Maryina Roshcha, Meshchansky, Sokolniki, Basmanny, Sokolinaya Gora, Lefortovo to get home and to work faster. In addition, the new section will reduce the load on the Sokolnicheskaya, Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya, Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya, Kaluga-Riga and Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro lines.