Sergey Sobyanin: Vorontsovskaya BCL station will be completed by the end of the year

February 17
Construction and renovation

Construction of Vorontsovskaya station of the metro Big Circle Line (BCL) is expected to be completed by the end of the year. This was announced by Sergey Sobyanin.

“Despite the severe winter and frost, construction of the metro does not stop. The plans for this year include opening three sections: western, south-western and southern, which include only 11 stations. The level of the southern section readiness - from Prospekt Vernadsky to Kakhovskaya - is not bad. Vorontsovskaya station is located next to Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya metro line and will be part of a large multimodal transport hub. Four stations will appear altogether in Obruchevsky district in the coming years: two BCL stations and two stations on the line that will go to Troitsk. Accessibility of the metro in the Obruchevsky district will radically change for the better,” the Moscow Mayor said during his inspection of the station construction.

Construction of the Big Circle Metro Line southern section from Prospekt Vernadsky station to Kakhovskaya started in April 2017. Its length is seven kilometers with three stations located on it: Novatorskaya, Vorontsovskaya, and Zyuzino.

As of today, the Prospekt Vernadsky - Kakhovskaya section is 64 percent ready. The running tunnels from Prospekt Vernadsky to Vorontsovskaya and from Zyuzino to Kakhovskaya were completed. Excavation of the right running tunnel from Zyuzino to Vorontsovskaya station was also accomplished. In April 2021, the Nataliya tunneling machine is to complete construction of the left interstation tunnel between these stations. Construction of all three stations is underway. It is planned to complete construction of the BCL southern section already this year.

Opening of the Big Circle Line southern section from Prospekt Vernadsky station to Kakhovskaya station will enable to:

  • improve transport services in Prospekt Vernadsky, Obruchevsky, Konkovo, Cheryomushki, and Zyuzino districts, with the population of about 550 thousand people;
  • reduce the load on the central and southern sections of Sokolnicheskaya, Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya, and Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya metro lines;
  • reduce the amount of traffic on the adjacent road network by about 10-15 percent, which, in turn, will improve the environmental situation in these areas;
  • ensure integration of Troitskaya line under construction into the Moscow metro network.

Kosmicheskaya Station

The future Vorontsovskaya station is located at the intersection of Profsoyuznaya Street with Starokaluzhskoye Highway. Passengers can use it to change for Kaluzhskaya station of Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya metro line. The station got its name due to the nearby Vorontsovo estate and the park bearing the same name, which is one of the frequently visited recreation areas for residents of the south-west of Moscow. In October 2018, the majority of the townspeople who took part in voting on the Active Citizen project voted for the Vorontsovskaya name.

Vorontsovskaya is a column three-span shallow station with one island platform. The platform will be 163 meters long, 12 meters wide (with 14.9 meters between tracks), and six meters high. From two lobbies one can exit to Profsoyuznaya Street, Khlebobulochny Proezd and Starokaluzhskoe Highway, to residential and public buildings, ground transport stops.

The station will be decorated in a space theme. The architects were inspired by its working title (Kaluzhskaya), associated with the city of Kaluga, where an outstanding scientist and founder of theoretical astronautical science Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) lived and worked.

The suspended ceiling will be a structure of identical small-format aluminum elements located at different heights. The neon lights will be built into it, creating a sense of continuous movement - a stream reminding of the Milky Way. The gray, black, and orange colours will be dominant in decoration of the station.

Two rows of columns will be made of concrete and covered with a silicate anti-vandal compound that preserves the concrete texture. The sophisticated ceiling design will contrast with the simple pattern of the floor, finished in granite of two colours - white and dark gray.

In the lobby, the suspended ceiling will be made of triangular aluminum honeycomb panels, between which profiles with lighting fixtures will be located. The lobby columns will be finished with gabbro-diabase, the walls - with light gray and black marble, the cash register - with orange agglomerate, and the floor - with gray granite and black gabbro.

Now the arrangement of the main structures is being completed; architectural and finishing work has begun. The construction readiness of the station is 64 percent.

“We have already commenced the architectural and finishing work. Up to date, we showing maquettes on facing columns and covering ceilings. Engineering work has been also commenced. We plan to commission everything this year in compliance with the established deadlines”, - says Ruslan Sarybaev, Director General of IBT LLC, said.

Initially, construction of the Vorontsovskaya station was hampered by the fact that in the development area there were two public city communication collectors that served about 1.5 thousand facilities, as well as gas, heat, and water pipelines. It took almost two years to transfer them.

My District: Renovation and Improvement

In Obruchevsky District, the My District program, developed at the initiative of Sergey Sobyanin, is underway. Its goal is creating comfortable living conditions in all districts of Moscow, regardless of their distance from the center.

The program was launched in 2018. It includes the measures to create a favorable urban environment, solve transport problems, improve the quality of education and medical care, create additional opportunities for sports, redevelop local sights and many other aspects, depending on the wishes of the residents.

According to the My District program in Obruchevsky District, a number of projects were implemented in the field of creating a high-quality public space. For instance, five pedestrian zones at the following addresses were improved:

  • Novatorov Street, from house 6 to house 16;
  • Leninsky Avenue, from house 107, building 2 to house 105, building 3;
  • Obrucheva Street, in the area of house 11;
  • from house 20/29 at Garibaldi Street to 56 Profsoyuznaya Street;
  • from house 4, building 2 at Samora Machel Street to house 5 at Ostrovityanova Street with the adjacent territories.

75 yards have become more comfortable and cozy. Besides, minor repairs of library No. 172 at 14, Novatorov Street, building 2, were performed. A ground pedestrian crossing was arranged across Miklukho-Maklaya Street at the intersection with Leninsky Avenue. The non-residential premises at 4, Samora Machel Street, building 4 was handed over to the council of veterans of Obruchevsky District.

In 2019, the Federal Center for Brain and Neurotechnology was opened at 1, Ostrovityanova Street, building 10. It is one of the leading institutions in the system of providing medical care for cerebrovascular pathology and blood stroke. Its patients are Moscow residents who receive specialized medical care, including under the compulsory medical insurance program.

In 2021, completion of Novatorskaya and Vorontsovskaya metro stations construction as part of the Big Circle Line southern section will become the main project for development of the Obruchevsky district transport infrastructure. From the Ulitsa Novatorov station it will be possible to transfer to Troitskaya metro line. Another station of this line - Universitet Druzhby Narodov - will appear at the intersection of Akademika Oparina and Miklukho-Maklaya streets. Thus, over the next few years, four new metro stations will be opened in the district.

“Today, residents of only 10 percent of the district territory are within walking distance from metro stations. Upon completion of construction and after commissioning of four stations, practically all residents of Obruchevsky district will have access to metro stations. This is very important for us, because the renovation program is being actively implemented - three residential buildings are currently being commissioned,” says Oleg Volkov, Prefect of the South-West Administrative District of Moscow.

In 2021–2023, under the My District program, the improvement of Leninsky Avenue from Kravchenko Street to the Moscow Ring Road, Profsoyuznaya Street, as well as popular places for walking and recreation - Vorontsovsky Park and the Bogoroditskoye Estate will be carried out. Over 70 yards will be improved.

The overhaul is also planned in the second building of library No. 172 at 14, Novatorov Street, building 1, as well as in the Eldar cinema club-museum (105, Leninsky Avenue).

The comprehensive reconstruction and implementation of the new Moscow standard for polyclinics is expected for the branch No. 4 of the city polyclinic No. 11 at 5, Novatorov Street. Similar work is already being performed at branch No. 1 of this polyclinic (31, Architektora Vlasova Street), and it is expected to complete them in April 2021.

On the territory of the city clinical hospital named after V.V. Vinogradov (ownership 3, Novatorov Street), the construction of a neonatal building with 76 beds and a consultative and diagnostic center for 150 visits per shift is in at full speed. The work is to be completed in 2021.

Renovation Program in Obruchevsky District

In Obruchevsky district, according to the renovation program, 17 residential buildings with an area of 58 thousand square meters are to be resettled and demolished. 3.5 thousand people live in them. The stages of resettlement have already been determined: at the first stage (2020–2024) 10 buildings will be resettled, at the second one (2025–2028) - seven.

“This district is one of those where the renovation program is being most actively implemented. We can do it in two stages, since in spring we are concurrently resettling three buildings,” Oleg Volkov added.

For arranging the wave resettlement, a launch pad was chosen at ownership 18, Garibaldi Street. A building, which will be commissioned approximately in Q2, 2021 is under construction.

Moreover, according to the renovation program in the district, two more projects are being implemented at investment sites:

  • microdistrict 38A, building 9: residential building was put into operation in October 2020, the planned transfer period for settlement is March 2021;
  • microdistrict 38A, building 8: the planned period of putting into operation - Q3, 2021, the planned transfer period for settlement is Q1, 2022.

Metro Big Circle Line: Stations and Transfers

Construction of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro is the global largest metro construction project.

The BCL will be 70 kilometers long and will include 31 stations and three electric depots (including the existing Kakhovskaya - Kashirskaya section). Thus, the BCL can become the longest metro circle line in the world, overtaking the current champion among underground circles - the second circle line of the Beijing Metro (57 kilometers).

The Big Circle Line will connect the existing and prospective radial lines at a distance of up to 10 kilometers from the existing Circle Line, which will decrease the burden of the first (stations inside the circle) and the second (Circle Line) transfer circuits of the subway.

In the course of the BCL construction, technical solutions that will enable connecting new metro radii thereto are embedded:

  • Rublevo-Arkhangelskaya line — to Karamyshevskaya station;
  • Troitskaya line — to Novatorskaya station;
  • a potential line to Biryulevo and Shcherbinka — to Klenovy Bulvar station.

From BCL stations it will be possible to make 23 transfers to other metro lines, four transfers to the Moscow Central Circle (MCC), six transfers to the Moscow Central Diameters - Belorussko-Savelovsky MCD-1 (Odintsovo - Lobnya) and Kursko - Rizhsky MCD-2 (Nakhabino - Podolsk), 11 transfers to the railway lines. Delovoy Tsentr, Savelovskaya, Nizhegorodskaya, Novatorskaya etc. will become the largest multimodal transport hubs on the Big Circle Line.

The first ideas for the BCL construction date back to 1985. However, due to lack of resources and for other reasons, the project has not been commenced for 25 years. The decision to start the BCL construction was made by Sergey Sobyanin.

The line construction is divided into sections:

  • north-western - from Delovoy Tsentr to Savelovskaya station. Stages: Delovoy Tsentr - Petrovsky Park (the section was opened for passengers on February 26, 2018), Petrovsky Park - Savelovskaya (the section was opened for passengers on December 30, 2018);
  • north-eastern - from Savelovskaya to Nizhegorodskaya stations. Stages: Nizhegorodskaya - Lefortovo (the section was opened for passengers on March 27, 2020), Lefortovo - Electrozavodskaya (the section was opened for passengers on December 31, 2020), Electrozavodskaya - Savelovskaya;
  • western - from Khoroshevskaya station to Kuntsevskaya station. Stages: Khoroshevskaya - Karamyshevskaya, Karamyshevskaya - Kuntsevskaya;
  • south-western - from Kuntsevskaya to Prospekt Vernadsky station Stages: Aminyevskaya - Prospect Vernadsky, Kuntsevskaya - Aminyevskaya;
  • southern - from Prospekt Vernadsky station to Kakhovskaya station (including reconstruction of the Kashirskaya - Kakhovskaya section);
  • eastern - from Kashirskaya station to Nizhegorodskaya station.

The excavation of 94 percent of the BCL tunnels has already been completed. The overall circle construction readiness is 74 percent.

Metro Construction: Achievements

Since 2011 up to the present, 305 kilometers of lines, 148 stations, three additional metro lobbies, MCC and MCD, as well as 10 electric depots have been commissioned in the city.

Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line:

  • a section from Maryino station to Zyablikovo station (three stations);
  • a section from Maryina Roshcha station to Seligerskaya station (six stations);
  • the second lobby of Maryina Roshcha station;
  • the second lobby of Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station.

Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line:

  • a section from Novogireevo station to Novokosino station (one station);
  • a section from Delovoy Tsentr station to Ramenki station (five stations);
  • a section from Ramenki station to Rasskazovka station (seven stations).

Zamoskvoretskaya line:

  • a section from Krasnogvardeyskaya station to Alma-Atinskaya station (one station);
  • a Technopark station;
  • a section from Rechnoy Vokzal station to Khovrino station (two stations).

Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line:

- a section from Mitino station to Pyatnitskoe shosse station (one station).

Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line:

  • a section from Vykhino station to Kotelniki station (three stations);
  • Spartak station.

Butovskaya line:

  • a section from Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya station to Bitsevsky Park station (two stations).

Sokolnicheskaya line:

  • a section from Yugo-Zapadnaya station to Salaryevo station (three stations);
  • a section from Salaryevo station to Kommunarka station (four stations).

Nekrasovskaya line:

  • a section from Kosino station to Nekrasovka station (four stations);
  • a section from Aviamotornaya station to Kosino station (five stations).

The Big Circle Line:

  • a section from Delovoy Tsentr station to Savelovskaya station (six stations);
  • a section from Aviamotornaya station to Lefortovo station (one station);
  • a section from Lefortovo station to Electrozavodskaya station (one station);
  • the transfer between the stations Petrovsky Park of the Big Circle Line and Dinamo of Zamoskvoretskaya line.

Filevskaya line:

  • the second lobby of Mezhdunarodnaya station.

Moscow Central Circle: 31 stations.

Moscow Central Diameters (MCD-1, MCD-2): 60 stations, of which 20 are transfer ones to the metro, MCC and MCD.

An electric depot (including reconstruction): Mitino, Brateevo, Pechatniki, Vykhino, Planernoe, Nizhegorodskoe, Likhobory, Solntsevo, Vladykino, and Rudnevo.

Plans for 2021

The plans for 2021 cover completing the construction of 28.3 kilometers of lines and 11 stations of the Moscow Metro, including:

  • the BCL western section from Khoroshevskaya station to Kuntsevskaya (nine kilometers, four stations);
  • the BCL south-western section from Kuntsevskaya station to Prospekt Vernadsky station (9.2 kilometers, four stations);
  • the BCL southern section from Prospekt Vernadsky station to Kakhovskaya station (seven kilometers, three stations);
  • a connecting line with the Nizhegorodskoye electric depot (1.9 kilometers);
  • dead ends behind the BCL Delovoy Tsentr station (1.2 kilometers);
  • the second lobby of Lesoparkovaya station of Butovskaya line;
  • transfer from the BCL to the existing Aviamotornaya station of the Kalininskaya line;
  • Sokol electric depot (reconstruction).

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