Tunnel-boring complex Alesya helping build Minsk subway

Tunnel-boring complex Alesya helping build Minsk subway

The 1000th tunnel ring was built in the early hours of February 13th at the place of the future Vokzalnaya Station, one of the 3rd line stations of the Minsk subway.

Construction workers have built 1,400 meters of an underground railroad line using the power-operated tunnel-boring complex Alesya. As little as 20 metres remain to the future station near Druzhnaya Street.

The construction of the Kavalskaya Sloboda and the Vokzalnaya stations is almost completed. The Yubileynaya Square and the Bogushevicha Square stations are half completed. If everything is on schedule, the tunnel will be burrowed backward in the nearest time.

Arkady Arutyunyan , unitary enterprise MinskMetroStroi  technical director:
We are moving along and approaching the Yubileynaya Station to dismantle the tunnel-boring complex and further relocate it to Vokzalnaya Station and then move along the right tunnel in the same direction towards Yubileunaya Station.

It is planned that the first four stations of the new line take on passengers in less than two years’ period.