Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya

Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya (Russian: У́лица Ста́рокачаловская) is a station on the Butovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro subway system in Moscow, Russia. The station, opened with four other light metro stations on 27 December 2003. Its design is unique, as it contains two separate platforms on either side of another metro station, Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line.

Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya

Улица Старокачаловская
Moscow Metro station
Starokachalovskaya.JPG
LocationSevernoye Butovo District
South-Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°34′08″N 37°34′36″E / 55.5690°N 37.5767°E / 55.5690; 37.5767Coordinates: 55°34′08″N 37°34′36″E / 55.5690°N 37.5767°E / 55.5690; 37.5767
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#12 Butovskaya line Butovskaya line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Other information
Station code191
History
Opened27 December 2003; 17 years ago (2003-12-27)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Butovskaya line
toward Altufyevo
Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya lineTerminus
Location
Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya is located in Moscow Metro
Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya
Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya
Location within Moscow Metro

NameEdit

It is named for the street under which the station lies.

BuildingEdit

The station is built with a type of iron-concrete and shiny glazed marble, with sconces in small alcoves hanging above benches for passengers waiting for the next train. The platforms are 4.5m (14 feet) wide and 102m (334 feet) long, making them the shortest platforms underground throughout the metro. It was also the only underground station on the Butovskaya line before its northward extension.

The design of Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya station is made to be similar to that of its corresponding station: Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo. Light grey and dark green marble adorns the western platform, while light grey and orange marble flanks the walls of the eastern hall. The walls are made of marble and pink granite. The sconces providing illumination are luminescent lamps of a spherical design. Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo is the southern terminus of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line.

 
Tracks and platforms layout of Ulitsa Starokachalovskaya (light blue) and Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo (grey)