Avtozavodskaya (Zamoskvoretskaya line)

Avtozavodskaya (Russian: Автозаво́дская, lit. auto factory) is a station on the Zamoskvoretskaya line of the Moscow Metro. It is named for the nearby Zavod Imeni Likhacheva where ZIS and ZIL limousines were built. The train station was opened in 1943, a few months before Novokuznetskaya and Paveletskaya. The architect was Alexey Dushkin. From 1943 to 1969 when Kakhovskaya opened, it was the southern terminus of the line.[1] The station has entrances to Avtozavodskaya and Masterkov streets.

Avtozavodskaya
Moscow Metro station
Moscow AvtozavodskayaMetroStation 0851.jpg
General information
LocationDanilovsky District
Southern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°42′27″N 37°39′27″E / 55.7074°N 37.6576°E / 55.7074; 37.6576Coordinates: 55°42′27″N 37°39′27″E / 55.7074°N 37.6576°E / 55.7074; 37.6576
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#2 Zamoskvoretskaya line Zamoskvoretskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 766, c799, с835, 944.
Construction
Depth11 metres (36 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code029
History
Opened1 January 1943; 79 years ago (1943-01-01)
Services
Preceding station Moscow Metro Following station
Paveletskaya
towards Khovrino
Zamoskvoretskaya line Tekhnopark
Out-of-station interchange
Dubrovka
anticlockwise / outer
Moscow Central Circle
transfer at Avtozavodskaya
ZIL
clockwise / inner
Location
Avtozavodskaya is located in Moscow Metro
Avtozavodskaya
Avtozavodskaya
Location within Moscow Metro

HistoryEdit

When the station was opened in 1943 it was named Zavod imeni Stalina after the factory at the site. As part of the destalinization process, the factory's name changed to Zavod Imeni Likhacheva in 1956 and the station became Avtozavodskaya.[1] Parts of the former factory have been demolished to accommodate the construction of a residential complex; however the name remains in place.

Both the tall pillars and walls are faced with pinkish Oraktuoy marble. Additionally, Avtozavodskaya is decorated with eight mosaics depicting events of the Great Patriotic War.

On February 6, 2004, a suicide bomber set off an explosion between Avtozavodskaya and Paveletskaya in which 41 people were killed and 250 were injured.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Какие станции московского метро были переименованы и почему?" (in Russian). Argumenty i Fakty. 2014-10-04.
  2. ^ "Теракт в московском метро 6 февраля 2004 года. Хроника событий" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 2014-02-06.

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