Metro "Taganskaya": from the history of the Moscow metro

The history of the Moscow metro began as early asfar back in 1875, when the engineer Titov was offered to create the first railway tunnel connecting the Kursk railway station and the Marina Grove. The official opening of the Moscow metro was held in May 1935 and today it is a key link in the transport system of the Russian capital, linking the center of the metropolis with residential areas and industrial areas.metro Taganskaya

Every day 12 metro lines, the totalthe length of which is almost 313 km, pass 10,000 trains carrying passengers to 188 stations. Every day, Moscow Metro services are used by at least 8,000,000 passengers. And this indicator is by far the highest in the world.

Not only the residents, but also the guests of the capital are wellIt is known that many metro stations are ageless monuments of architecture, history and culture and are under state protection. What are the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro can be identified as representing a particular historical interest?

Metro "Taganskaya", "Okhotny Ryad", "Clean Ponds", ""Park of Culture" - these names are known to almost all Russians and many foreigners, even those who have never visited the capital. Most of them are familiar from childhood on songs and movies. "Color Boulevard" or "Lubyanka" - a rare Russian man does not know these names.metro moscow

The history of the name of the metro station "Taganskaya"

In 2010, the capital of Russia celebrated a special anniversary- 75 years old metropolitan metro. After the construction of the ring line of the underground was completed in the 1950s, its first section entered service. Its total length was only 6.4 km, and it consisted of 6 stations, including the Taganskaya metro station.

Many people are familiar with the songs in which they sing about the Tagan prison, which was located on the square with the same name. And what was long before the theater and metro station appeared here?

Moscow, Taganskaya square, is not less thana famous place than the Republic Square in Paris. The name "Taganka" originated from the old road that led from Moscow through Taganskiye Vorota. There is a point of view that this name came from the Old Russian word "tagan". This was the name of the craft of the majority of people residing in the area who made iron tripod supports, on which pots and cooking pots were installed. Streletskie troops carried such tagans with them during their campaigns.Taganskaya metro station

Taganskaya metro station in our days

Today, the lobby of this station goes to the square(Taganskaya), two escalator tunnels are divided by an intermediate hall, on the dome of which there is a panel of the artist AK. Shiryaeva "Salute of Victory". In the metro station "Taganskaya" there are majolica sculptures reflecting various episodes of the Great Patriotic War, and the pylons of the hall are faced with marble.

It is planned that by 2025 the total lengthall lines of the Moscow metro will be at least 650 km. According to the General Plan, the metro network will be integrated into the general mini, light and express metro system and will have common transport and transfer points with the railway, as well as new types of rail transport.

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