Yugo-Zapadnaya (Moscow Metro)

Yugo-Zapadnaya (Russian: Ю́го-За́падная, English: Southwestern), is a station on the Sokolnicheskaya line of the Moscow Metro. The station opened in 1963. The name, Yugo-Zapadnaya, means southwest in Russian and indicates its location in the southwestern part of the city and in the former Yugo-Zapad residential district. It was the southern terminus of the Sokolnicheskaya line until December 8, 2014 when Troparyovo station opened.

Yugo-Zapadnaya

Юго-Западная
Moscow Metro station
Ugo-zapadnaya3.jpg
LocationTroparyovo-Nikulino District
Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°39′49″N 37°29′00″E / 55.6637°N 37.4833°E / 55.6637; 37.4833Coordinates: 55°39′49″N 37°29′00″E / 55.6637°N 37.4833°E / 55.6637; 37.4833
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#1 Sokolnicheskaya line Sokolnicheskaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 66, 144, 196, 226, 227, 272, 261, 272, 281, 611, 611с, 630, 642, 688, 699, 707, 707к, 718, 720, 735, 752, 785, 802, 816, 844
Trolleybus: 34,62,84
Construction
Structure typeShallow column triple-span station
Depth8 metres (26 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code019
History
Opened30 December 1963; 57 years ago (1963-12-30)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Kommunarka
Sokolnicheskaya line
Location
Yugo-Zapadnaya is located in Moscow Metro
Yugo-Zapadnaya
Yugo-Zapadnaya
Location within Moscow Metro

DesignEdit

Like dozens of other Metro stations dating to the 1960s, the station was built according to the standard column tri-span or "centipede" design. The architect was Ya. V. Tatarzhinskaya. Visually nondescript, the station's colour scheme is mainly white. Yugo-Zapadnaya has four entrances, all grouped around the intersection of Vernadskogo Avenue and Pokryshkina Street.

GalleryEdit

 
Platform of Yugo-Zapadnaya

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