Moscow Metro station
Northern Administrative Okrug
|Line(s)||7 Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line|
|Connections||Bus: 38, 39, 48, 64, 155, 271, 294, 800
Trolleybus: 20, 20к, 21, 35, 43, 65, 86
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Opened||30 December 1972|
|Owned by||Moskovsky Metropoliten|
Polezhayevskaya (Russian: Полежаевская) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line. Opened on 30 December 1972 as part of the original Krasnopresnenkiy radius and Krasnopresnenskaya Line, the station is unusual in the Metro as its construction features three pathways and two platforms. While it was not the first station to be built with such a design (see Partizanskaya), the purpose for such a design was different. The plan called for the station to be a junction point between a branch going off to Serebryanny Bor locality. However, the plan was scrapped after the construction of the station had already started, and the station was completed as originally planned.
Named after Vasily Polezhayev, who was the head of the Metro in the 1940s and 1950s, the station has a widened column tri-span design, with one row of pillars in the centre of each platform, creating a wide space above the centre track. The octagonal pillars are coated with yellow marble of different tones and the walls covered with white ceramic tiles are accredited to the architects A. Fokina and L. Popov.
Only the northern platform is open for passengers. The southern platform is closed and the third track (with the tunnel that goes another 340 metres before a siding) is used for night time stands for the trains. Two vestibules (one with a closed escalator) are interlinked with subways under the Khoroshovo highway.
In the future the prospect of the third path has been dim; however, another station called Khoroshovskaya is currently being built alongside Polezhayevskaya, to be served by the Third Interchange Contour. Some of the projects for interchange passages include switching the traffic from the central track to the unused one, filling up the former and constructing a staircase in its place.
The station has a daily passenger traffic total of 73,700.