Baumanskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Baumanskaya
Бауманская
Moscow Metro station
Baumanskaya (Бауманская) (5059342719).jpg
Coordinates 55°46′23″N 37°40′50″E / 55.7730°N 37.6806°E / 55.7730; 37.6806Coordinates: 55°46′23″N 37°40′50″E / 55.7730°N 37.6806°E / 55.7730; 37.6806
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  3  Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Depth 32.5 metres (107 ft)
Levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 047
History
Opened 18 January 1944
Closed 8 February 2015 (for reconstruction)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Location
Baumanskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow map MKAD metro line.svg
Baumanskaya
Baumanskaya
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Baumanskaya (Russian: Бауманская) is a station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, named after the revolutionary Nikolai Bauman. It was designed by Boris Iofan and Yury Zenkevich and opened in 1944. The Art Deco design features white marble pylons with rounded corners, projecting, fluted piers faced with red ceramic tile, and decorative ventilation grilles. In the bays between each set of piers are bronze sculptures by V.A. Andreev depicting Russian soldiers and workers of the home front during World War II. At the end of the platform is a mosaic portrait of Vladimir Lenin. This station is very busy, as one of the biggest Moscow institutes (Moscow State Technical University) is located not far away.

The station will be closed from 8 February 2015 to 8 January 2016 for reconstruction.[1]

Passenger traffic[edit]

Vestibule of the station

Baumanskaya is the second busiest station in Moscow Metro. The facts:

  • There are at least 3 major universities near the station: Bauman Moscow State Technical University main and secondary buildings Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and Moscow State Academy of Law.
  • Specific configuration of central hall like garmon (Russian accordion) before the escalator, where some passengers try to short jump queue.
  • Most passengers prefer Baumanskaya to other station if they would get to the area which is at half-way between Baumanskaya and another station even if causes additional transfer or even best accessible by ground transport.
  • The escalators here are the oldest working in Moscow Metro and the entire world. They are planned for change in January 2015.

Inscription[edit]

Station platform with incoming train

A cryptic inscription is on the wall of station. It is situated near the first car stop towards the Shchyolkovskaya station just under the last ventilation lattice. The inscription is deeply carved in marble on about 120 centimetres (47 in) above the floor, is about 8 centimetres (3.1 in) in length and 1.5 centimetres (0.59 in) in height. It consists of two dates, divided by hyphen:

19 14/XI 46 - 19 15/XII 54

These dates translate to 14 November 1946 - 15 December 1954. The way of writing is very similar to the way dates are written on gravestones. The origin of that artifact is unknown.[2]

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