Bulvar Rokossovskogo (Sokolnicheskaya line)

Bulvar Rokossovskogo (Russian: Бульва́р Рокоссо́вского, English: Rokossovsky Boulevard), previously Ulitsa Podbelskogo (Russian: У́лица Подбе́льского, English: Podbelsky Street), is a Moscow Metro station in the Bogorodskoye District, Eastern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya line, serving as its eastern terminus. The station was opened in 1990.[1] Riders may make an out-of-station transfer to Bulvar Rokossovskogo on the Moscow Central Circle line.

Bulvar Rokossovskogo
Moscow Metro station
Podbelskogo-mm.jpg
LocationBogorodskoye District
Eastern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°48′53″N 37°44′03″E / 55.8148°N 37.7342°E / 55.8148; 37.7342Coordinates: 55°48′53″N 37°44′03″E / 55.8148°N 37.7342°E / 55.8148; 37.7342
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Sokolnicheskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 3, 75, 80, 86, 265, 775, 822
Tram: 2, 4, 7, 13, 29, 33, 36, 46
Construction
Structure typeShallow column triple-vault
Depth8 metres (26 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code001
History
Opened1 August 1990; 31 years ago (1990-08-01)
Previous namesUlitsa Podbelskogo
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Kommunarka
Sokolnicheskaya lineTerminus
Out-of-station interchange
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
anticlockwise / outer
Moscow Central Circle
clockwise / inner
Location
Bulvar Rokossovskogo is located in Moscow Metro
Bulvar Rokossovskogo
Bulvar Rokossovskogo
Location within Moscow Metro

HistoryEdit

NameEdit

The station was originally named "Ulitsa Podbelskogo" for Podbelskogo Street, which was named for the Bolshevik revolutionary Vadim Podbelsky. Even after the street was renamed in 1991 to Ivanteyevskaya Street, the station's name was unchanged until 2014. On 10 April 2014 Moscow City Commission on Names recommended renaming the station to "Bulvar Marshala Rokossovskogo",[2] for Rokossovsky Boulevard, which was named for Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky. On 8 July, the station was officially renamed to "Bulvar Rokossovskogo".[3]

Future plansEdit

Rather than continuing the straight path of the Sokolnicheskaya line to the northeast, Bulvar Rokossovskogo was built to the northwest of Cherkizovskaya, forming a right angle with the rest of the line. This would allow Bulvar Rokossovskogo to eventually become part of a planned second ring line around the city, at which time the Sokolnicheskaya line could presumably be further extended in its original direction.

Beyond Bulvar Rokossovskogo are reversal sidings which are planned to become part of the future "Big Ring" line. A junction between Bulvar Rokossovskogo and Cherkizovskaya is used by southbound trains entering and leaving the Cherkizovo depot (No. 13), since the depot is directly connected only to the southbound tunnel.

DesignEdit

 
Station platform

Bulvar Rokossovskogo is a shallow column tri-vault station. The station was designed by architects Nina Aleshin and Natalya K. Samoilova and applied the following theme: ferroconcrete pillars faced with white marble; anodized aluminum arranged in geometric patterns on the walls and two identical entrance vestibules located on either side of Moscow's Circular Railway near the Otkrytoe Shosse.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ulitsa Podbelskogo station description at Moscow Metro website". Moskovsky Metropoliten. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  2. ^ Станцию метро "Улица Подбельского" переименуют в "Бульвар Маршала Рокоссовского". Interfax (in Russian). Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  3. ^ Станция московского метро "Улица Подбельского" переименована в "Бульвар Рокоссовского" (in Russian). ИТАР-ТАСС. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-07-08.