Moscow Metro – Sokol – Line 2

Sokol - Line 2 - Ludvig14

Sokol – Line 2 – Ludvig14

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Moscow Metro – Sokol – Line 2

Sokol - Line 2 - 02

Sokol – Line 2 – 02

Sokol (Russian: Со́кол, English: Falcon) is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. The station opened on 11 September 1938. Designed by K. Yakovlev, V. Polikarpova, and V. Andreev, it features a single row of pillars which flare upward into the arched ceiling, separated by circular coffers. Sokol is finished in a variety of materials, including white and gray Koyelga marble, onyx, granite, and white ceramic tile. The two entrances to the station are located on both sides of Leningradsky Prospekt. An additional exit to the underpass is available from the south end of the platform. Another entrance was cut in 2003 from the nearby Metro Market shopping center. It was the northwestern terminus of the line until 1964 when 3 northern stations were opened. A Zamoskvoretskaya Line depot is located near the station.

Sokol - Line 2 - 01

Sokol – Line 2 – 01

Sokol - Line 2 - 04

Sokol – Line 2 – 04A

Sokol - Line 2 - 03

Sokol – Line 2 – 03

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Location:

Sokol District, Aeroport District, Northern Administrative Okrug

GPS:

55.8051°N

37.5153°E

Depth:

9.6 metres (31ft)

Opened:

11 September 1938

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Moscow Metro – Barrikadnaya – Line 7

Line 7 - Barrikadnaya - by Alex 'Florstein' Fedorov

Line 7 – Barrikadnaya – by Alex ‘Florstein’ Fedorov

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Moscow Metro – Barrikadnaya – Line 7

Barrikadnaya - exterior

Barrikadnaya – exterior

Barrikadnaya (Баррикадная) is a station on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It is named after the events of the Revolution of 1905, when it was a site for barricades on Krasnaya Presnya street. The station was opened in 1972 as the first station on the Krasnopresenenskiy line, and for three years was its southern terminus, until the tunnel to Pushkinskaya connected it to the Zhdanovskiy line.

Barrikadnaya - hammer bas relief

Barrikadnaya – hammer bas relief

The station was built following a typical pylon design, but due to unfavourable underlying geological conditions the pylons eventually had to be widened. The station architects Strelkov and Polikarpova used pink and red marble in the pylons. The walls use with different shades of pink, red, blue and grey marble. The central hall had to be extended as the station was initially designed for extended seven-carriage trains (although the line has been using eight-carriages since the late 1980s). The entrances to the central hall are all decorated with metallic artworks.

Barrikadnaya - star

Barrikadnaya – star

The entrance to the station is located on Barrikadnaya Street, which links Krasnaya Presnya with the Garden Ring, and is externally decorated with stone artwork depicting the events of 1905. Across the road is one of Stalin’s Seven Sisters skyscrapers. From the opposite end of the central hall there is a transfer to the Krasnopresnenskaya station of the Koltsevaya Line.

Barrikadnaya - hammer and sickle

Barrikadnaya – hammer and sickle

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Location:

GPS:

55.7612°N

37.5795°E

Depth:

30 metres (98 ft)

Opened:

30 December 1972

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