Sokolniki (Sokolnicheskaya line)

Sokolniki (Russian: Соко́льники) is a Moscow Metro station in the Sokolniki District, Eastern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Krasnoselskaya and Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad stations. It is located under Rusakovskaya street at the foot of Sokolnicheskaya Square and was part of the first Metro line. The station is named after the nearby Sokolniki Park. By 2022, the station will be open as part of the Big Ring Metro Line with name Stromynka (Russian: Стромынка).

Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line1 Sokolniki.jpg
LocationRusakovskaya Street
Sokolniki District
Eastern Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°47′20″N 37°40′49″E / 55.7888°N 37.6802°E / 55.7888; 37.6802Coordinates: 55°47′20″N 37°40′49″E / 55.7888°N 37.6802°E / 55.7888; 37.6802
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Sokolnicheskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus: 40, 75, 78, 122, 140, 239, 265, 716, 783
Trolleybus: 14, 32, 41
Tram: 4, 7, 13, 33, 45
Structure typeShallow column tri-vault
Depth9 metres (30 ft)
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station code004[1]
Opened15 May 1935; 86 years ago (1935-05-15)[1]
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Kommunarka
Sokolnicheskaya line
Sokolniki is located in Moscow Metro
Location within Moscow Metro


The northeastern end of the line, including Sokolniki, was built using the cut and cover method. The tunnels from Krasnoselskaya to Sokolniki were under construction as early as the summer of 1933, but work did not begin on the station itself until March 1934. The concrete shell of the station was completed in just five months, and Sokolniki opened along with the rest of the line on 15 May 1935. The first test run of the Metro took place in 1934 between Sokolniki and Komsomolskaya stations.[citation needed]

Sokolniki was the eastern terminus of the line for 30 years until the 1965 extension to Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad was completed. The reversal sidings are still used for maintenance and overnight storage of trains.[citation needed]


Station platform of Sokolniki

The station was designed by architects Ivan Taranov and Nadezhda Bykova and features tiled walls and pillars faced with grey-blue Ufaley marble. A model of the station was awarded a Grand Prix at the 1937 Paris World's Fair.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Сокольники". Moskovsky Metropoliten (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2012-12-26.