Vorobyovy Gory (Moscow Metro)

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Vorobyovy Gory
Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line1 Vorobyovy Gory.jpg
Location Russia
Coordinates 55°42′37″N 37°33′33″E / 55.7103°N 37.5592°E / 55.7103; 37.5592Coordinates: 55°42′37″N 37°33′33″E / 55.7103°N 37.5592°E / 55.7103; 37.5592
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  1  Sokolnicheskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Station code 016
History
Opened 1 December 1959; 57 years ago (1959-12-01)
Rebuilt 20 October 1983; 33 years ago (1983-10-20) to 14 December 2002; 14 years ago (2002-12-14)
Previous names Leninskye Gory
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward  Salaryevo
Sokolnicheskaya Line
Route map
Bulvar Rokossovskogo
 14  (OSI)
Cherkizovskaya
 14  (OSI)
Preobrazhenskaya Ploshchad
Sokolniki
Krasnoselskaya
Komsomolskaya
Krasnye Vorota
Chistye Prudy
Lubyanka
Okhotny Ryad
Biblioteka Imeni Lenina
Kropotkinskaya
Park Kultury
Frunzenskaya
Sportivnaya
 14  (OSI)
Vorobyovy Gory
Universitet
Prospekt Vernadskogo
Yugo-Zapadnaya
Troparyovo
Rumyantsevo
Salaryevo
Location
Vorobyovy Gory is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Vorobyovy Gory
Vorobyovy Gory
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Vorobyovy Gory (Russian: Воробьёвы го́ры, lit. Sparrow Hills) is a Moscow Metro station. It is on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, between Universitet and Sportivnaya stations. Its name originates from a nearby elevated area literally translated as Sparrow Hills.

History[edit]

In 1982 before reconstruction

The bridge, which is known as the Luzhniki Metro Bridge, or simply "Metromost", and spans the Moskva River, was originally built in 1958, the architects for the project were M. P. Bubnov, A. S. Markelov, M. F. Markovsky, A. K. Ryzhkov, and B. I. Tkhor, the bridge, hastily built, was plagued by corrosion and seeping water and fell into disrepair. It was deemed structurally unsound by 1984, so the station (at the time called Leninskiye Gory) was "temporarily" closed for repairs and trains were rerouted to temporary bridges alongside. Eighteen years later on December 14, 2002, the newly renovated and renamed station was opened to the public once again.

Design[edit]

Built into the lower level of a bridge, it is unique in the city, at 270 metres (885 ft) in length, the platform is the longest in the system as the station needed to be accessible from both sides of the river. It is also the highest station above ground level at 15 metres (50 ft), though this is less remarkable since all but a handful of Metro stations are underground. Apart from its dimensions, Vorobyovy Gory is also notable in being the only Moscow Metro station with windows.

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