The first section of the Third Interchange Circuit will open by City Day

The first section of the Third Interchange Circuit will open by City Day
The Third Interchange Circuit (TIC) will become fully operational in late 2020 or early 2021.

The Delovoi Tsentr to Petrovsky Park section of the Third Interchange Circuit will be finished by the autumn. It may open to passengers in late August or early September, in time for City Day. The news was announced by Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin.

“The TIC stations from Delovoi Tsentr to Petrovsky Park have reached the finishing stage which includes the installation of equipment and infrastructure. We have agreed to turn the operation of these stations over to the metro authorities in two months from now,” Mr Khusnullin said.

For example, the Shelepikha station will open by 1 June.

Work on the construction pit and the installation of tunnel boring machines (TBM) at the TIC’s western section will begin in April. “Today we inspected the construction of a section from Khoroshovskaya station to Nizhniye Mnyovniki station. The design stage has almost been completed. The pit for two TBMs is ready at the Khoroshovskaya station,” Marat Khusnullin said.

The construction of TIC’s eastern section is also ongoing. Several hundred construction workers are employed at the Aviamotornaya and Elektrozavodskaya stations. The TBMs have been launched there. The eastern section is to be completed in 2019. The Third Interchange Circuit will become fully operational in late 2020 or early 2021. According to Mr Khusnullin, work at all sections has reached the construction stage.

The Third Interchange Circuit (TIC) will be the Moscow Metro’s second Circle Line. It will have 28 new stations, including seven that intersect with the radial railway lines; 17 will intersect with metro lines, and two other stations will intersect with the Moscow Central Circle (MCC). Transit hubs will be built at 20 stations. The Deputy Mayor pointed out that the city’s current task is to attract investors to the TIC project.