Sokol (Moscow Metro)

Sokol (Russian: Со́кол, English: Falcon) is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. The station opened on 11 September 1938. Designed by K. Yakovlev, V. Polikarpova, and V. Andreev, it features a single row of pillars which flare upward into the arched ceiling, separated by circular coffers. Sokol is finished in a variety of materials, including white and gray Koyelga marble, onyx, granite, and white ceramic tile. The two entrances to the station are located on both sides of Leningradsky Prospekt. An additional exit to the underpass is available from the south end of the platform. Another entrance was cut in 2003 from the nearby Metro Market shopping center. It was the northwestern terminus of the line until 1964 when 3 northern stations were opened. A Zamoskvoretskaya Line depot is located near the station.

Sokol
Moscow Metro station
Moscow SokolMetroStation 1193.jpg
LocationSokol District
Aeroport District
Northern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°48′18″N 37°30′55″E / 55.8051°N 37.5153°E / 55.8051; 37.5153Coordinates: 55°48′18″N 37°30′55″E / 55.8051°N 37.5153°E / 55.8051; 37.5153
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#2 Zamoskvoretskaya line Zamoskvoretskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 26, 100, 105, 175, 691
Trolleybus: 6, 12, 19, 43, 59, 61, 70, 82, 86
Construction
Depth9.6 metres (31 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code038
History
Opened11 September 1938; 82 years ago (1938-09-11)
Passengers
200231,572,500
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Khovrino
Zamoskvoretskaya line
Location
Sokol is located in Moscow Metro
Sokol
Sokol
Location within Moscow Metro

NameEdit

The station is named after the Sokol cooperative settlement (built in the 1920s) that also gave name to the Sokol District.

AccidentsEdit

On 19 March 2006, a section of tunnel between Sokol and Voykovskaya stations collapsed and fell onto a metro train. It was reported that the accident was due to workers setting up an advertising billboard in the street above the tunnel. Despite a concrete slab piercing one of the carriages the accident did not cause any injuries.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tunnel collapse on Moscow metro". BBC. 19 March 2006. Retrieved 4 March 2010.