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Moscow Mayor: Butyrskaya metro station to open in 2015

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has inspected the Butyrskaya metro station which is under construction on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line. The station is scheduled to be put into operation in 2015.

“The station, and the line in general, is among the most complicated in the city, in terms of its depth, rocks and tunneling,” the Mayor said.

Mosmetrostroi Deputy Director General Oleg Melnikov reported to Mr Sobyanin on the progress of the construction. “We are in the central hall of the Butyrskaya station complex, which is part of the first section of the Lyublinskaya Line: from the Maryina Roshcha station to the Petrovsko-Razumovskaya station,” Mr Melnikov said. “Major construction works have been 70% completed.” Mr Melnikov added that capital development will be completed by the end of 2014.

“We will carry out some work and adjustment, and lay the track structure so that the first section of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line should be put into operation by September 2015,” he said.

New technology has been used in construction to reduce the timeframe, and also to cope with composite soils. “One of the new elements is the construction of counter headways,” Mr Melnikov said. “We have also used circular closed support, part of troughed tubing, to reduce the volume of tunneling and ring assembly operations by 15%.”

“In general, our suppliers meet all contractual terms, though sometimes minor mishaps arise, as plants are tailoured for large amounts of supplies,” Head of the Department of Construction Andrei Bochkaryov said.

The Butyrskaya station is deep-laid. It is located in the northeastern part of the Butyrsky district, along Ogorodny Proyezd between Rustaveli Street and Proyektiruyemy Proyezd No. 766. The station halls will be located under Ogorodny Proyezd with exits to underground crossings. Both underground halls will be connected with the platform by escalators. The construction of escalators, station and running tunnels is currently underway. Some 50,000 passengers are expected to pass through the Butyrskaya metro station daily.

The construction of the northern section of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line, from the Maryina Roshcha station to the Seligerskaya station, was launched in 2011. The section will be 10.3 km long. It will be supplemented by six new stations: Butyrskaya, Fonvizinskaya, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, with a change to the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line, Okruzhnaya, Verkhniye Likhobory and Seligerskaya.

In addition, the Likhobory electric engine house and three major transport hubs, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya, Okruzhnaya and Seligerskaya, will be built as part of the new metro line construction.

Putting the northern section of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line into operation will improve transportation in the Butyrsky, Timiryazevsky, Marfino and Beskudnikovo districts, as well as parts of the Dmitrovsky, Zapadnoye Degunino and Vostochnoye Degunino districts, which have a population of some 450,000.

The construction of the new line will also reduce the distance to a metro for residents of remote districts of the Northern and Northeastern Administrative Areas by four km, as well as the load of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line and traffic intensity in Moscow’s north.

Over the last three years, 25.5 km of metro lines, 12 stations and three electric engine houses were built as part of the Moscow metro construction programme.

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