Sukharevskaya (Moscow Metro)

Sukharevskaya (Russian: Сухаревская) is a station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line of the Moscow Metro. It opened on 5 January 1972. The station's underground vestibule is located under Sretenka Street just south of the Garden Ring. From its opening until November 1990, the station was called Kolkhoznaya, as a nod to the collective farming of the Soviet Union and the similarly named square. As Soviet names lost favor, the square was renamed into the Large and Small Sukharev Squares, both of which are named for the Sukharev Tower, which stood nearby until 1934. The station was renamed Sukharevskaya, accordingly.[1]

Sukharevskaya

Сухаревская
Moscow Metro station
Sukharevskaya-mm.jpg
General information
LocationMeshchansky District
Krasnoselsky District
Central Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°46′24″N 37°37′55″E / 55.7733°N 37.6319°E / 55.7733; 37.6319Coordinates: 55°46′24″N 37°37′55″E / 55.7733°N 37.6319°E / 55.7733; 37.6319
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
ConnectionsTrolleybus: B, 9, 10, 48
Construction
Depth43 metres (141 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code094
History
Opened5 January 1972; 50 years ago (1972-01-05)
Previous namesKolkhoznaya (1972–1990)
Passengers
200215,293,500
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line
toward Medvedkovo
Location
Sukharevskaya is located in Central Moscow
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Sukharevskaya
Sukharevskaya
Location within Central Moscow

DesignEdit

The yellowish marble pylons resemble stylized sheaves of wheat in keeping with the station's original name, Kolkhoznaya or "Collective Farm." The walls are faced with white marble and decorated with plaques by R. Pogrebnoy (who was also the architect), Ye. Kolyupanova, and S. Kolyupanov. Lighting comes from rows of inset lamps running along the base of the ceiling.


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Какие станции московского метро были переименованы и почему?" (in Russian). Argumenty i Fakty. 2014-10-04.