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- Opened: December 30, 1985
- Station depth: 57m
- Project title: Zanevskaya
- Popular names: Novocera
- Type of station: with a single vault
- Entrance to the station: exit to the underpass under the square
- Traffic: total about 885 thousand people per month
The station was opened under the name "Krasnogvardeyskaya", according to the then name of the place - Novocherkassky Prospekt (in 1983-1990 - Krasnogvardeysky Prospekt).
On July 1, 1992, the station was renamed Novocherkasskaya. At the same time, the letters of the name on the track walls were simply rearranged, it was only necessary to add the letters O and H. The letter O was made in the image of those already available, and the letter H was made as best they could in a different font, and it visually differed greatly from the rest of the letters. In addition, these new letters were installed unevenly.
On the night of October 10-11, 2011, the letter H was replaced with the one made in the correct font, like all other letters.
By the way, people often ask what's behind the doors on the track walls. But during the repair, the doors were removed, and the internal structure is clearly visible (right photo).
The absolute dominant of the station are unreal delightful chandeliers - seven pieces. They are so photogenic that you just don't have to talk about everything else.
Inside the rings of the chandeliers there are tubular-ribbon constructions made of copper coinage. The chandeliers are massive and are located on the long arm of the pendulum. This often causes them to swing over the platform.
Initially, the chandeliers were decorated with massive copper banners (according to other sources - made of anodized aluminum) in the design style of the station. However, due to the danger of collapse, they were dismantled in 1992.
When the station was opened, it was illuminated with a conditional white light, but then the lighting was replaced with orange sodium.
The theme of the station's design is dedicated to the struggle of the Red Guard of Petrograd for Soviet power. The banners on the chandeliers served the same purpose.
The end of the station was supposed to be decorated with a relief of polished marble, but the idea was not realized. Only a marble backdrop can be seen at the end of the hall.
There are escalators at the other end of the hall. In front of them, of course, is a hermetic door of the vertical "guillotine" type.
Let's go upstairs. Here, at the exit, you can see a circular underpass around the perimeter of the square. Its width is 6 meters, and it has 12 exits to the surface on sidewalks and tram stops. It's very easy to get lost.
The entrance lobby is located in the center of the circular passage.
But there is nothing to look at here except the panels above the escalator. And that's stupid. Let's go back down.
The lighting of the lower escalator hall is made in the form of bent copper lamps with a profile of five-pointed stars. It's pretty beautiful.
In general, I will say so. It's worth a look here to see these gorgeous chandeliers. There's nothing else interesting here.
Although the overall feeling of the station is very pleasant.