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- Opened: December 28, 2012
- Station depth: 66m
- Project title: Salova Street
- Popular names: Bukhara
- Type of station: pylon
- Entrance to the station: lobby on the first floor of the shopping center
- Traffic: total about 332 thousand people per month
Part of the photo on this station was taken literally the next day after its opening, and the space was still filled with a characteristic gray haze. Construction dust from the tunnel where the work was going on added fog :)
The construction of the station lasted intermittently since the early 1990s. We can consider this station one of the victims of the destruction of the USSR, otherwise it would have appeared much earlier. During the construction process, this station was renamed many times, citing the fact that Bucharest is the capital of Romania, an unfriendly NATO country. The names "Metrostroevskaya" (in honor of the 70th anniversary of the St. Petersburg Metrostroy), "University of Trade Unions" and "Trade Union" (located nearby), "Catherine" (in honor of the anniversary of Catherine the Great's accession to the throne) were proposed. However, fortunately and to the glory of Count Dracula, the original name remained unchanged.
In fact, the station is not named after the capital of Wallachia, but according to the street on which it is located. Moreover, there are two such similar parallel streets nearby in the district, Budapest and Bucharest, confusion arises all the time. And there is a simple mnemonic rule - there is no tram on Budapest, but there is one on Bucharest, and tram tracks are shit :) In Russian, this is more understandable, because both in the word Bucharest and in the word "shit" the leading sound is "kh" ;)
The station is decorated well, beautifully, stylishly. A warm station. The motives of the times of Count Dracula really come to mind. As usual, the panel is at the end of the central hall. A door is masked in the right fragment of the mosaic.
But the main attraction of the station is the titmouse. However, it still needs to be found. It's not easy.
The color stripes, in one of which the famous tit is hidden, are one of the main design elements and run along the entire station and in the central hall and on the side platforms.
Initially, it was supposed to make the lamps at the station also in the Romanian style, but in the end they were limited to ordinary ones.
The lamps between the pylons are slightly different, behind the curtain.
The benches at the station are an unusually light shade. The electrical panels are neatly recessed into the granite. But the doors in the track walls are also decorated.
Escalators at the station - 4 pieces, hermetic door - vertical type "guillotine".
We go upstairs.
The corner lobby of the station is built into the first floor of the shopping center.
The lobby offers nothing special. Just a typical commercial building.
The only decoration is a wall panel, also in the Romanian style.
Let's go back down.
And just take a little more walk here.