Vorobyovy Gory (Moscow Metro)

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Vorobyovy Gory
Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line1 Vorobyovy Gory.jpg
LocationGagarinsky District
Ramenki District
Khamovniki District
Western Administrative Okrug
Central Administrative Okrug
South-Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°42′37″N 37°33′33″E / 55.7103°N 37.5592°E / 55.7103; 37.5592Coordinates: 55°42′37″N 37°33′33″E / 55.7103°N 37.5592°E / 55.7103; 37.5592
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Sokolnicheskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station code016
History
Opened1 December 1959; 59 years ago (1959-12-01)
Rebuilt20 October 1983; 35 years ago (1983-10-20) to 14 December 2002; 16 years ago (2002-12-14)
Previous namesLeninskye Gory
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Kommunarka
Sokolnicheskaya line
Location
Vorobyovy Gory is located in Moscow Metro
Vorobyovy Gory
Vorobyovy Gory
Location within Moscow Metro

Vorobyovy Gory (Russian: Воробьёвы го́ры, lit. Sparrow Hills) is a Moscow Metro station. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Universitet and Sportivnaya stations. Its name originates from a nearby elevated area literally translated as Sparrow Hills.

History[edit]

In 1982 before reconstruction

The bridge, which is known as the Luzhniki Metro Bridge, or simply "Metromost", and spans the Moskva River, was originally built in 1958. The architects for the project were M. P. Bubnov, A. S. Markelov, M. F. Markovsky, A. K. Ryzhkov, and B. I. Tkhor. The bridge, hastily built, was plagued by corrosion and seeping water and fell into disrepair. It was deemed structurally unsound by 1984, so the station (at the time called Leninskiye Gory) was "temporarily" closed for repairs and trains were rerouted to temporary bridges alongside. Eighteen years later on December 14, 2002, the newly renovated and renamed station was opened to the public once again.

Design[edit]

Built into the lower level of a bridge, it is unique in the city. At 282 metres (925 ft) in length, the platform is the longest in the system as the station needed to be accessible from both sides of the river.[1] It is also the highest station above ground level at 15 metres (50 ft), though this is less remarkable since all but a handful of Metro stations are underground. Apart from its dimensions, Vorobyovy Gory is also notable in being the only Moscow Metro station with windows.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Метрополитен в цифрах" (in Russian). Moscow Metro. Retrieved 2018-03-17.

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