Strelka (Nizhny Novgorod Metro)

Strelka (Russian: Стрелка) is a station of the Nizhny Novgorod Metro which was opened on 12 June 2018.[1] It is the northern terminus of the Sormovsko–Meshcherskaya line.

Strelka

Стрелка
Nizhny Novgorod Metro
Two-span, shallow-column station
Nizhny Novgorod Strelka metro station asv2019-05.jpg
Strelka metro station
Coordinates56°20′06″N 43°56′57″E / 56.334976°N 43.949294°E / 56.334976; 43.949294Coordinates: 56°20′06″N 43°56′57″E / 56.334976°N 43.949294°E / 56.334976; 43.949294
Line(s)Line 2 (Nizhny Novgorod Metro) Sormovsko–Meshcherskaya Line
Platforms1
Tracks2 (just one is used)
ConnectionsBSicon BUS3.svg 7, 41, 57, 66, 69
Construction
Structure typeIsland
Depth12
History
OpenedJune 12, 2018
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station NNMetro.svg Nizhny Novgorod Metro Following station
Terminus Line 2 Moskovskaya
towards Burevestnik

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.

HistoryEdit

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.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Anna, Kazarina (2018-05-03). "Нижегородское правительство перенесло сдачу метро «Стрелка» на 30 мая". Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  2. ^ "Канавинскую ветку нижегородского метро продлят на одну станцию" (in Russian). Komsomolskaya Pravda. 2012-12-02.