MIL-OSI Russia: Safety and comfort: heated stairs will be built at 10 new BCL stations


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October 14, 2021, 13:00

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Press Service of the Mayor and the Moscow Government

Nine new and one reconstructed station are planned to be commissioned by the end of the year.

Heated staircases will be installed at the entrances to the lobbies of 10 stations of the Big Circle Line (BCL). This will avoid the formation of ice on the steps in the cold season.

“Improving the comfort and safety of urban transport is an important task set by the Mayor of Moscow. 10 stations of the Big Circle Line will open very soon. We equip the staircases at the entrances to the lobbies of all these stations with a heating system – in bad weather in winter it will not allow an ice crust to form on the steps, which means that passengers, including children, will not slip, ”said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport

Maxim Liksutov.

14 kilometers of heating pipes were laid at six stations. Smart technology automatically turns on elevator steps and vestibules when needed and saves electricity. In addition, at the Terekhovo, Kuntsevskaya, Davydkovo and Kakhovskaya metro stations, heat on the steps will be provided with the help of infrared suspended heaters: more than 2.2 kilometers of cable were laid for their operation.

The construction of the Big Circle Metro Line is the most important metro construction project in the capital. Its length is more than 70 kilometers. There will be 31 stations, 12 of which are already open to passengers. Nine more new and one reconstructed stations are planned to put into operation before the end of the year.

After the opening of all sections of the BCL, only the new Moscow-2020 trains will run on it. From the stations of the Big Circle Line, it will be possible to make transfers to 20 stations of 11 metro lines, four – at the station of the Moscow Central Ring, six – at MCD-1 “Belorussko-Savelovsky” (Odintsovo – Lobnya) and MCD-2 “Kursko-Rizhsky” ( Nakhabino – Podolsk), as well as 11 transfers on the railway line.

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