Strelka (Nizhny Novgorod Metro)
|Two-span, shallow-column station|
|Tracks||2 (just one is used)|
|Connections||7, 41, 57, 66, 69|
|Opened||June 12, 2018|
The station is located near Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The name, which means “spit” (of land) in Russian, refers to the Spit of Nizhny Novgorod at the confluence of the Oka and Volga rivers.
Although plans for a northern extension of the line have existed for some time, there had been little progress. Construction toward Yarmarka Station started in 1993, but was suspended in 1996 because of a lack of funding. The announcement that Russia won the bidding for the 2018 World Cup changed the city’s priorities. In 2012, the city announced that, with the construction of the new stadium in the Strelka area, it would also build a new Metro station for easy access of the fans.
- Anna, Kazarina (2018-05-03). "Нижегородское правительство перенесло сдачу метро «Стрелка» на 30 мая". Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
- "Канавинскую ветку нижегородского метро продлят на одну станцию" (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2012-12-02.