Barrikadnaya

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Barrikadnaya

Баррикадная
Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line7 Barrikadnaya.jpg
LocationPresnensky District
Central Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°45′40″N 37°34′46″E / 55.7612°N 37.5795°E / 55.7612; 37.5795Coordinates: 55°45′40″N 37°34′46″E / 55.7612°N 37.5795°E / 55.7612; 37.5795
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s) 7  Tagansko–Krasnopresnenskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 116
Trolleybus: 35
Construction
Depth30 metres (98 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code120
History
Opened30 December 1972; 45 years ago (1972-12-30)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Planernaya
Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line
toward Kotelniki
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
Transfer at: Krasnopresnenskaya
clockwise / inner
Location
Barrikadnaya is located in Central Moscow
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Barrikadnaya
Barrikadnaya
Location within Central Moscow

Barrikadnaya (Russian: 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.

The station was built following a typical pylon design, however due to unfavourable underlying geological conditions the pylons eventually had to be widened. Decoratively the station shows that by the early 1970s the architectural style of Moscow Metro stations had evolved from the functional designs of the 1960s. The station architects Strelkov and Polikarpova applied a theme of pink and red marble to the pylons, which due to their extension from the floor to the vault appear to look like barricades. The walls are exquisitely decorated 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). This design is most obviously seen in the entrances to the central hall, which are all decorated with metallic artworks.

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

The daily passenger traffic of the station amounts to 32,400 people via the station entrance, and 118,500 using the transfer.

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