“Rumyantsevo”, the 199th station of Moscow metro, opened recently.
This station’s first plans appeared in 1970s. It was one of the projects that have never been implemented, such as Yuzhny railway station, which was going to relieve Kursky station. After the station’s “return” to the Sokolnicheskaya line, the opening was planned to 2025. However, due to Moscow expansion in 2011-2012, the need of this station appeared a bit earlier. Construction started in 2013 and finished 18th of January 2016.
1. “Rumyantsevo” is the first metro station in “New Moscow” (territory, added to Moscow in 2011-2012). It is located outside Moscow Ring Road near Kievskoe highway and “Rumyantsevo” business-park. The station is named after nearby village.
Entrance halls look good.
3. In contrast to “Technopark”, maps and navigation are present since the first day (I couldn’t find them about a week ago at “Technopark, by the way).
4. The charger is working. At “Kotelniki” it is placed on the platform, here it is in the passage.
You can buy some coffee and food in the passage. There is an information board, which helps to find an optimal route.
5. “Rumyantsevo” uses cool fonts and wall design! Pictures are based on Piet Mondrian works, who is one of the founders of abstract painting.
6. The same fonts are used at benches.
7. Benches have their backs, which makes me happy. Unfortunately, not all of the stations have benches with backs.
8. Wall design makes the station bright, white columns add lightness.
9. Exits are equipped with escalators.
10. There were a lot of passengers, and not only photographers. I had to wait for some time, while people move away, before taking a photo.
The next after “Rumyantsevo”, “Salarevo” station, will probably become the anniversary 200th station of Moscow metro. By the way, one of the trains, arriving at “Rumyantsevo” yesterday, had a tablet, saying that it goes to “Salarevo”. They hurried for some reason, the station is not finished yet. Looking forward to see its opening.