Moskovskiye Vorota

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  • Opened: April 29, 1961
  • Station depth: 37m
  • Project title: Moskovskiye Vorota (Moscow Gate)
  • Popular names: Mosvorota, Vorota (Gate)
  • Type of station: pylon with a shortened central hall
  • Entrance to the station: the lobby is built into the administrative building (the building of the Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics)
  • Traffic: total about 689 thousand people per month

An excellent example of a vintage "tile" station, a real example of the total economy of the Khrushchev era.

Of the decorative design, there is only a creepy scarecrow of weapons and armor at the end of the central hall. These are elements of sculptural fragments of the Moscow Triumphal Gate, which stand on the square right near the exit from the metro.

In the future, it is assumed that a transition to the station Zastavskaya (project) 6th Brown Line will be built at this end of the station.

Interestingly, there is no additional navigation here now (photo on the left). But not so long ago it was (photo on the right).

I don't know who and what interfered with normal human navigation...

The pylons of the station are finished with red-brown marble, on top of which aluminum profiles are fixed. Due to the saturated texture of the surfaces, the station does not seem as empty as it actually is. A good solution.

In the side halls, the main element is long decorative metal grilles on the walls - the same as at many other stations.

The doors in the track walls are very simple here.

And, of course, there are trains running here, disappearing into a dark tunnel ;)

But there are also beautiful old Soviet loudspeakers here, the same real masterpieces of industrial aesthetics as at the station Frunzenskaya.

The hermetic door at the station is lifting, like a "toilet lid".

The ground lobby is also very interesting here. But not by its device, it is completely typical. And two completely different things.

The first is another hermetic door at the top, on the outer doors of the lobby. Apparently, like a "guillotine" (photo on the right). That is, at this station, in addition to the underground anti-atomic protection complex, a ground-based one is also installed.

And the second - the administrative building was essentially built around a previously built lobby. Judging by the layout, it was exactly the same as at the stations Frunzenskaya, Elektrosila and Park Pobedy.

There are few residential buildings around, so there is little traffic at the station outside of rush hour.

Of all the stations built during the total Khrushchev economy, this is probably the most pleasant. Just because it looks the least like an empty drum. There's even a footstool.