Vorobyovy Gory metro station

Vorobyovy Gory (until May 12, 1999 “Leninskiye Gory”) is a station of the Moscow Metro on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, located on the border of the Gagarinsky District (South-West Administrative District), Khamovniki (CAO) and Ramenki (ZAO) in Moscow; named after the historical district of the same name.

It was opened on January 12, 1959 as part of the section “Sportivnaya” – “Universitet“. It was closed for renovation from October 20, 1983 to December 13, 2002.

Designed according to a world-unique special project in the lower tier of the Luzhnetsky metro bridge over the Moskva River. One of the two stations of the Moscow Metro, which is not directly connected to any of the urban surface transport routes (the second is Studencheskaya).

The active phase of work on the reconstruction of the station fell on 1999-2002 – the period of construction of the Third Ring Road, when the Berezhkovsky Bridge was erected, and thus, the possibility of a detour appeared. The restoration took 19 years. In the summer of 2002, train traffic on the bridge was restricted.

From July 6 to August 5, 2002, the section “Sportivnaya” – “Yugo-Zapadnaya” was completely closed. During this time, the structures of bypass bridges were brought to the main platform of the station, the tracks were laid and the station was redesigned with double-glazed windows. The station was reopened on December 14, 2002. The station was actually built anew, its new length was 270 meters, and the width increased by 3 meters.

Nearest attractions: main building of Moscow State UniversityNovodevichy ConventBerezhkovsky and Luzhnetsky BridgesLuzhnetskaya embankmentSparrow Hills viewpoint and its cable car.

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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