Varshavskaya (Moscow Metro)

Varshavskaya (Russian: Варшавская) is a temporarily closed Moscow Metro station in the Nagorny District, Southern Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It will be is on the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line, between Kakhovskaya and Kashirskaya stations.

Varshavskaya

Варшавская
Moscow Metro station
Varshavskaya (Варшавская) (5407787545).jpg
General information
LocationChongarsky Boulevard, Nagorny District, Southern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°39′12″N 37°37′10″E / 55.6533°N 37.6194°E / 55.6533; 37.6194Coordinates: 55°39′12″N 37°37′10″E / 55.6533°N 37.6194°E / 55.6533; 37.6194
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#11 Bolshaya Koltsevaya line Bolshaya Koltsevaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Depth9 metres (30 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code027
History
Opened11 August 1969; 52 years ago (1969-08-11)
Closed26 October 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-26)
RebuiltNovember 2022; 5 months' time (November 2022)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward anticlockwise / outer
Bolshaya Koltsevaya line
Location
Varshavskaya is located in Moscow Metro
Varshavskaya
Varshavskaya
Location within Moscow Metro

Varshavskaya opened on 11 August 1969 as part of the Zamoskvoretskaya line and up until 1995 was served by its trains. It the station on the line of the Metro.

NameEdit

Varshavskaya is named after Varshavskoye Highway, under which it is situated. The highway in turn takes its name from Warsaw, the capital of Poland.

DesignEdit

The station was designed by architects Nina Alyoshina and Nataliya Samoylova to a typical 1960s Moscow pillar-trispan design - "sorokonozhka" (centipede) and features two rows of 40 square pillars which flare towards the top faced with pink-yellow marble. A floor laid with grey granite of various shades and asphalt on the platform edges. The walls are covered by indigo ceramic tiles and blue marble socle. In addition there are several metallic artworks depicting silhouette images of famous landmarks in the city of Warsaw (work of Kh. Rysin, A. Lapin, D. Bodniyek) The station is located next to two important southbound arteries – the Varshavskoye Highway and the Kolomenskoye Railway station of the Paveletsky suburban railway line, but neither are pointed in Warsaw's direction and neither reach the city. The eastern vestibule has subways leading directly to the rail platforms, whilst the western vestibule is situated under the T-junction of the highway and the Chongarsky Boulevard that comes off it. In 2019, as part of the reconstruction of the Kakhovskaya line and its future inclusion in the Bolshaya Koltsevaya line, work began on replacing the entire decoration of the station.

Behind the station is a branch that leads to the Zamoskvoretskoye depot which serves both the Kakhovskaya and the Zamoskvoretskaya lines. Because of this, on occasion there is a direct service from Varshavskaya to all northbound stations on the Zamoskvoretskaya line and vice versa. Trains that do that are singled out by being eight rather than six cars long.

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