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.


Moscow Metro station
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General information
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 Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus: 116
Trolleybus: 35
Depth30 metres (98 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code120
Opened30 December 1972; 50 years ago (1972-12-30)
Preceding station Логотип метро в системе бренда московского транспорта.svg Moscow Metro Following station
Ulitsa 1905 Goda
towards Planernaya
Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line Pushkinskaya
towards Kotelniki
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
transfer at Krasnopresnenskaya
clockwise / inner
Barrikadnaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Location within Central Moscow

The station was built following a typical pylon design, but due to unfavourable underlying geological conditions the pylons eventually had to be widened. The station architects Strelkov and Polikarpova used pink and red marble in the pylons. The walls use 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). The entrances to the central hall 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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