In St. Petersburg, construction has begun on another section of the sixth, Krasnoselsko-Kalininskaya metro line from the Putilovskaya station under construction towards the future Karetnaya station. As the press service of the city administration reported to RosBalt news agency, the KT-1 tunneling shield, created by specialists from the Yasinovatsky Machine-Building Plant, was launched into test mode.
The new section of the future sixth line will have four stations: Bronevaya, Zastavskaya, Borovaya and Karetnaya. The length of the section is about 7 kilometers.
As Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov previously reported, Metrostroy of the Northern Capital signed a large contract for the production of special equipment with the Obukhov plant, and now its craftsmen are making another shield, which will be ready for work next year.
In total, it is planned to use four switchboards on the new section of the Krasnoselsko-Kalininskaya line. Metrostroy of the Northern Capital plans to launch two of them for excavation in the first quarter of 2024. The shields will move towards each other in pairs – this technology will significantly speed up tunneling.
Let us recall that on November 22, the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted the draft of the new General Plan in the first reading. The implementation of the first stage of the document is calculated until 2030, its estimated period is until 2040, and the forecast period is until 2050. There are 120 names in the metro section of the document, not counting the lines themselves.
In total, by 2030 it is planned to open 21 metro stations in St. Petersburg. The first of them will appear next year – in 2024, the construction of the Putilovskaya, Yugo-Zapadnaya and Mining Institute stations will be completed. And in 2026, the city will receive 4 more stations – Bogatyrsky Prospekt, Planernaya, Teatralnaya and the Krasnoselskoye depot.
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