“Technopark” metro station has become a ghost station for me long time ago. It was more exciting than other legends like the old “Volokolamskaya” on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line: I’ve heard about it, knew It’s future location, but the opening always seemed to be at a distant date. So it was a big surprise when the station just opened I didn’t know the date on Sunday afternoon, but came to the place in 14:10, thanks to my dear friend Pasha, who told me about it on time. The impression of the station was twofold: on the one hand, design looks a bit ascetic, or even poor, from the other hand, “Technopark” is certainly more beautiful than “Myakinino” station, which opening in December 2009 was quite a shame.
Let’s have a look at a new station, which is, by the way, the 198th station in the Moscow Metro history and find out, that it actually has it’s own features.
“Technopark” station has only one exit (only one entrance actually, because you can leave it in some several places). Enters and passages have an interesting design, which may be considered as the first feature.
Good weather at last: sunny and frosty, as it should be. No more mud and slush on the roads.
There is a big problem with navigation on this station. It was hard to realize that here’s no entrance, only the exit.
Info-sos column is hiding nearby.
I’ve never seen anything like this. Why didn’t they complete the navigation system? Ran out of time?
So brave and so dumb. Don’t repeat this, please.
One more feature: great view on arriving and leaving trains. Something like this can found only at Fili. So beautiful!
In the rays of sunshine the view becomes absolutely marvelous:
One more exit is located in the center of the platform. Opposite platform has a similar one (the station has two side platforms).
These purple panels look strange. Why didn’t the use green ones that would match the colour of the line?
On the way to the north hall. Notice the branded litterbin on the right.
Some more nice views.
The way to “Kolomenskaya” station. Who was saying that “Techopark” is “useless technical station”? Passenger turnover is noticeable, with regard to the fact that this photo was made only three hours after the station was opened. And it will be raising, due to construction of new offices in that area. Also, now it’s easier to leave the nearby mall.
There is a lot of light: one more advantage of the station.
An exit to the offices area.
This cool illumination reminds me my home “Planernaya” station.
South hall is not opened yet…
This calls Havtan’s song to my mind: “…there is a human river outside the windows, everyone runs his own marathon…”
Sorry, but I can’t stop shooting it:
What a beauty!
One more feature: passage over the rails. Let’s go and look.
The view is not great due to the strips of steel.
The passage itself is quite good.
Good location of pointers.
Outside. I liked the hall, although the very first variant looked better. We’ll take a closer look at the font a bit later.
The ramp seems a bit too long.
The grass is green, the sun is shining… and it’s 28th of December.
One more cool view. I’m sure that metrophoto fans from TransPhoto will note the viewpoint.
Interesting design idea. Looks like jalousie, isn’t it? And the area is fine: all this tiles, benches and so on.
The platform butt. No entrance, only the exit.
But nice views can be found here too.
One of the exits with elevator. Elevators are being adjusted, as I understood: I’ve heard some emergency signals while staying near it.
Let’s go back to the hall.
Navigation system is a really big problem.
Nothing odd inside here…
…just some more jalousie and cross-shaped lamps:
Here is the ticket hall. New ticket machines look interesting.
One cool innovation: ticket can be paid by card.
I didn’t take a photo of cashiers because noticed cashless terminals. By the way, VeniFone terminals are very cool, they are the best ones of which I’ve ever used.
I forgot to take a picture of turnstile due to the lack of time, so I have only this one. You can also pay by card here.
Hall navigation looks pretty: easy, understandable and good-shaped.
And now the most important thing: the font. To my opinion, it’s great. It reflects the station name like nowhere else in Moscow Metro. What do you think about this variant?
This is the end of our tour. My opinion about the station: not a masterpiece, but not a shed also. Everything is quite suitable.
See you later on the new openings!