<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Spartak
( - former name Volokolamskaya
) is an unopened
station on the Moscow Metro
's Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line
which is located under the Tushino Airport
. It was constructed in 1975 as part of the northern extension of the Krasnopresnensky radius but never opened.
Moscow's 1960s expansion plans called for a construction of a municipal housing district on the old Tushino Airfield, and the station was to serve it. However, the planned estate was never built and Stadion Spartak was left unfinished, though it is structurally complete. Attentive Metro travelers can spot the station out the window of the train between Shchukinskaya
, especially when a train is traveling in the opposite direction.
Stadion Spartak is a typical pillar-trispan "Novaya Sorokonozhka" design with staircases at opposite ends (the vestibules were never built). It is illuminated by a few dim light bulbs and decorated only by signatures of the people who paid the empty carcass a visit. Even on the pathways there is no safety ditch under the tracks.
The plans for the station looked dim until recently, but since Tushino field often holds large festivals and construction in Moscow has undergone a massive expansion in recent years, the station may enter service after all. Considering that Stadion Spartak is almost complete, it will only take a couple of months to bring it up to operating condition.
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