In the subway in Moscow for five years has repaired about half of the stairs

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotomasterskie on the stairs in the Moscow metro. Archival photoIn the subway in Moscow for five years has repaired about half of the stairs© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Almost half of the ladders in transitions of metro stations repaired in Moscow for the last five years, such works were not carried out in any metro in the world, reported RIA news Deputy mayor for transport Maxim Liksutov.

«In the Moscow metro has repaired 350 stairs in five years, more than 45% of all the stairways in the transitions. Repairs carried out on 135 stations in Moscow’s city centre and outlying residential areas,» — said Liksutov.

As recalled by the mayor, to repair the stairs in the subways stations in the capital began in 2013. «The workers have completely updated the stairs, dismantled the old structure and created a new stairwells,» — said Liksutov.

According to him, the need for repair was caused by the unsatisfactory, and sometimes pre-crash condition of structures: on the stairs was affected by sudden changes in temperature, precipitation, and high loads linked with high passenger volumes.

«For repair of the staircases were used high-quality and modern materials: natural granite, concrete and durable metal frames. Granite will make riding the subway a more comfortable and safe thanks to non-slip surface. Similarly, in the cold season, on the stairs not accumulate precipitation, stage equipped with heating», — added Vice-the mayor.

He stressed that the repair of the stairs in the subway continues to the end of the year specialists will update more about 100 flights of stairs in 25 stations.

«Work carried out without full closure of the halls and passages: the stairs are repaired one by one, so that passengers could continue to use the stations. Repair at 18 stations will be completed by the end of the year, another seven in early April,» — said the Deputy mayor.