Aeroport (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
MosMetro Aeroport platform 01-2016.jpg
Coordinates 55°48′01″N 37°31′58″E / 55.8003°N 37.5329°E / 55.8003; 37.5329Coordinates: 55°48′01″N 37°31′58″E / 55.8003°N 37.5329°E / 55.8003; 37.5329
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  2  Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus: 105
Trolleybus: 6, 12, 43, 65, 70, 82, 86
Depth 8.6 metres (28 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 037
Opened 11 September 1938; 78 years ago (1938-09-11)
Passengers (2002) 23,980,500
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Route map
Khovrino (2016)
Rechnoy Vokzal North River Terminal
Vodny Stadion
Voykovskaya Leningradskaya railway station  14  (OSI)
Sokol yard
Belorusskaya Belorussky railway station  5 
Tverskaya  7   9 
Teatralnaya  1   3 
Novokuznetskaya  6   8 
Paveletskaya Paveletsky railway station  5 
Avtozavodskaya  14  (OSI)
Kashirskaya  11A 
to Zamoskvoretskoye yard
Tsaritsyno Tsaritsyno railway station
 (shuttle bus for Domodedovo International Airport)
Krasnogvardeyskaya  10 
Brateyevo yard
Aeroport is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Aeroport (Russian: Аэропо́рт, Airport, IPA: [aɪrɐˈport]) is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. Its name, literally meaning airport, owes to the nearby Khodynka Aerodrome, Moscow's first airport, no longer in operation. Now, there is a bus terminal (Goraerovokzal, Гораэровокзал) which has regular service to Moscow's principal airports. Opened as part of the second stage in 1938, the station features a single-vault design. It was built using a cut-and cover method. Concrete segments of the vault were pre-cast and then lowered into the station.

Architects B. Vilensky and V. Yershov applied the aviation theme to this big open station, in what is seen as some of the best examples of Soviet Art Deco architecture. The most noticeable design feature is the network of intersecting ribs that fan out across the vaulted ceiling. These ribs originate from fan-shaped limestone panels spaced at regular intervals along the walls, which are red marble with shell-shaped brown marble insets. The floor is reveted with grey granite. Lighting comes from pyramidal objects which house luminescent lamps, although originally the station had chandeliers with normal tungsten bulbs.

The vestibule to the station is located on the north side of Leningradsky Avenue near the Viktorenko Street, and receives a daily passenger traffic of 59,800.

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