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It differs from any natural stone in its high wear resistance.

For the first time in the history of the Moscow metro, an artificial stone – quartz agglomerate will be used in the decoration of the stations of the southern section of the Big Circle Line (BCL), said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Development Policy and Construction Andrey Bochkarev.

“Agglomerate differs from any natural stone in its high wear resistance, since it does not contain voids. Experiments were carried out on the material, which showed that no cracks were formed in it from impacts. Thus, the agglomerate is an absolutely durable stone that can be compared to a volcanic rock, ”he said.

Agglomerate is a modern durable material. In conditions where it is impossible to find the desired color in nature, it opens up a wide scope for the architect in the choice of color solutions. The material is created artificially, therefore it is possible to give it any color.

At the Vorontsovskaya station, according to Anna Merkulova, the general director of the Mosproekt-3 group of companies, an agglomerate of a rich orange shade was used to color-code the transfer to the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. At the neighboring stations Zyuzino and Novatorskaya, the color scheme was supported by an agglomerate of yellow and terracotta colors.

The southern section of the Big Circle Line includes three stations: Novatorskaya, Vorontsovskaya and Zyuzino. Their construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. The launch of the stations will improve the transport situation in the districts of Zyuzino, Konkovo, Obruchevsky, Prospekt Vernadsky and Cheryomushki.

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Sergei Sobyanin: Construction of the Big Circle Line is 80 percent complete

BCL is one of the largest projects in the world metro construction, its length will be 70 kilometers. The line will open 31 stations, from which it will be possible to make transfers to radial metro lines, the Moscow Central Circle, Moscow Central Diameters and ground public transport. Some stations are already open to passengers.

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