Spartak (Moscow Metro)

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Spartak
Спартак
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
Construction
Structure type Shallow column triple-span station
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 27 August 2014; 3 years ago (2014-08-27)
Previous names Volokolamskaya
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Planernaya
Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line
toward Kotelniki
Location
Spartak is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Spartak
Spartak
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Spartak (Russian: Спартак), previously named Volokolamskaya (Russian: Волоколамская), is a station on the Moscow Metro's Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line, under the former Tushino airfield. It was originally constructed in 1975 as part of the northern extension of the Krasnopresnensky radius but was left unfinished for nearly 40 years. The planned opening of Otkrytiye Arena Stadium, the home ground of FC Spartak Moscow, at the site drove the completion of the station, which opened on 27 August 2014.[1] Consequently, the station’s name was changed from the planned Volokolamskaya to Spartak.

History[edit]

Moscow's 1960’s expansion plans called for a construction of a municipal housing district on the old Tushino airfield, and the station was to serve it. At the time of the original planning, the station was named Aeropolye, after the airfield.[2] However, the planned estate was never built and the station was left unfinished, even though it was 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. The city restarted construction in 2012 in connection with the construction of Otkrytiye Arena.

Layout[edit]

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

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