Spartak (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
MM TKL Spartak 2014-08-30 by Andrey Yurtaev (no-exit-dot-org).jpg
Location Pokrovskoye-Streshnevo District
North-Western Administrative Okrug
Coordinates 55°49′06″N 37°26′07″E / 55.8182°N 37.4352°E / 55.8182; 37.4352Coordinates: 55°49′06″N 37°26′07″E / 55.8182°N 37.4352°E / 55.8182; 37.4352
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  7  Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Shallow column triple-span station
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Disabled access Yes
Opened 27 August 2014; 2 years ago (2014-08-27)
Previous names Volokolamskaya
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward  Planernaya
Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line
toward  Kotelniki
Spartak is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Spartak (Russian: Спартак), previously named Volokolamskaya (Russian: Волоколамская) while on conservation, is a station on the Moscow Metro's Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line, located under the Tushino airfield. It was constructed in 1975 as part of the northern extension of the Krasnopresnensky radius but only opened on 27 August 2014.[1] The station serves the newly built Otkrytiye Arena Stadium, the home ground of FC Spartak Moscow.

Moscow's 1960s expansion plans called for a construction of a municipal housing district on the old Tushino airfield, and the station was to serve it. However, the planned estate was never built and the station was left unfinished, though it is structurally complete. Metro travellers could spot the station out the window of the train between Shchukinskaya and Tushinskaya, especially when it was illuminated by a train travelling in the opposite direction.

Spartak is a typical pillar-trispan "Novaya Sorokonozhka" (Новая Сороконожка, new centipede) design with staircases at opposite ends. The vestibules were built only by 2014, with the northern one being above-ground and the southern one underground.


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