Sokolniki (Moscow Metro)

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Sokolniki
Moscow Metro station
Sokolniki-mm.jpg
Station statistics
Address Rusakovskaya Street
Sokolniki District
Eastern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates 55°47′20″N 37°40′49″E / 55.7888°N 37.6802°E / 55.7888; 37.6802Coordinates: 55°47′20″N 37°40′49″E / 55.7888°N 37.6802°E / 55.7888; 37.6802
Line(s) !C  1  Sokolnicheskaya Line
Connections Bus: 40, 75, 78, 122, 140, 239, 265, 716, 783
Trolleybus: 14, 32, 41
Tram: 4, 7, 13, 33, 45
Structure type Shallow column tri-vault
Depth 9 metres (30 ft)
Levels 1
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Opened 15 May 1935[1]
Station code 004[1]
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward  Troparyovo
Sokolnicheskaya Line
Location
Sokolniki (Moscow Metro) is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow map MKAD metro line.svg
Sokolniki (Moscow Metro)

Sokolniki (Russian: Соко́льники) is a Moscow Metro station in the Sokolniki District, Eastern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Krasnoselskaya and Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad stations. It is located under Rusakovskaya street at the foot of Sokolnicheskaya Square and was part of the first Metro line. The station is named after the nearby Sokolniki Park.

History[edit]

The northeastern end of the line, including Sokolniki, was built using the cut and cover method. The tunnels from Krasnoselskaya to Sokolniki were under construction as early as the summer of 1933, but work did not begin on the station itself until March 1934. The concrete shell of the station was completed in just five months, and Sokolniki opened along with the rest of the line on 15 May 1935. The first test run of the Metro took place in 1934 between Sokolniki and Komsomolskaya stations.[citation needed]

Sokolniki was the eastern terminus of the line for 30 years until the 1965 extension to Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad was completed. The reversal sidings are still used for maintenance and overnight storage of trains.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

Station platform of Sokolniki

The station was designed by architects Ivan Taranov and Nadezhda Bykova and features tiled walls and pillars faced with grey-blue Ufaley marble. A model of the station was awarded a Grand Prix at the 1937 Paris World's Fair.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Сокольники". Moskovsky Metropoliten (in Russian). Retrieved 26 December 2012.