Slavyansky Bulvar

Slavyansky Bulvar (Russian: Славянский бульвар) is a Moscow Metro station in the Fili-Davydkovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, between Kuntsevskaya and Park Pobedy stations. Built as part of the stretch that bypasses most of the surface stretch of the Filyovskaya Line, Slavyansky Bulvar serves the residents of the southwestern districts situated between the Fruzensky and Filyovsky radii. The station was opened on 7 September 2008.

Slavyansky Bulvar

Славянский бульвар
Moscow Metro station
Slavyanskiy bulvar station.JPG
LocationRublyovskoye Highway
Fili-Davydkovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°43′47″N 37°28′14″E / 55.7296°N 37.4706°E / 55.7296; 37.4706Coordinates: 55°43′47″N 37°28′14″E / 55.7296°N 37.4706°E / 55.7296; 37.4706
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 58, 77, 91, 103, 104, 139, 157, 157e, 205, 641, 732, 818, 840
Construction
Structure typeShallow single-span
Depth10 metres (33 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened7 September 2008; 12 years ago (2008-09-07)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Location
Slavyansky Bulvar is located in Moscow Metro
Slavyansky Bulvar
Slavyansky Bulvar
Location within Moscow Metro

DescriptionEdit

Originally the section between Kuntsevskaya and Park Pobedy was to have two stations instead of one. The first one, Minskaya was to be located on the western side of Moscow's Victory Park near the intersection of Minskaya Street and Kutuzovsky Avenue. Whilst the second station, Slavyansky Bulvar, was to be located on the southern side of the same Kutuzovsky prospect in the Fili-Davydkovo District, next to the Slavyansky Boulevard (hence the name), construction of which began to a point where the future pit was ready for the tunnel boring shield. However the prioritisation of constructing a line to Strogino, and the importance of locking the bypass made the Moscow government change its original plan. The curvature of the bypass was reduced (and thus its length by 0.9 km), as was the amount of stations to save time. Originally the station Minskaya was more favoured, but under pressure of locals, the location of Minskaya would leave a provision for a station to be built in at a later date, and Slavyansky Bulvar was returned, however the change of the track path meant that the station would now be on the northern side of the avenue, on the intersection with the Starorublyovskoye highway.

The station, designed by Architect S.Volovich, is a single-vault design of shallow depth. The vault rests on horizontal walls, due to the favourable hydroisolation conditions that are present there. Internally the walls are revetted with green Cuban marble "Verde Guatemala", topped with aluminium profile onto which lighting elements are fixed. Grey granite "Aleksandorovsky" covers the floor apart from platform edge, which has a darker "Gabbro". In addition the platform has three beech benches.

The station has two underground vestibules and serves as a junction with surface urban traffic.

December 2017 incidentEdit

On 25 December 2017, a public bus ploughed into the wide staircase entrance of a pedestrian underpass of the station, 5 people died, and the bus driver was arrested.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Linienbus fährt in Moskauer Metrostation: Tote orf.at, 25 December 2017, retrieved 25 December 2017 – German.
  2. ^ "Bus crashes into Moscow subway". 25 December 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017 – via www.bbc.com.

External linksEdit

  • (in Russian) Mosmetro.ru Station description on official page.
  • (in Russian) Mymetro.ru Station description
  • Google maps - Centred on the location of the station.