The brand new subway stations in Moscow have left the Soviet style behind, and ventured on to take on a newer European feel. A few days ago, Moscow’s 200th subway station opened, presenting a new and modern design, with a superior layout, than the previous subways of Moscow.
One of the most interesting of Moscow’s two hundred metro stations, is the Salayevo station, at the end of the Red Line. Because of this station, passengers can traverse a new part of Moscow, and residents of the area can go from their homes, to central Moscow within just 20 minutes. The station itself is a throw back on the avant-garde style of the famous Russian artists Kazimir Malevich, and Wassily Kandinsky. The design of the station was also enlightened by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. Aside from the design, the station offers a number of service, including phone charging, protective film for their personal items, such as to put their wet umbrellas into.
Although the foundation was laid in stone during the soviet era, the new Tekhnopark station, built in December of last year, has a more modern feel to it, also striking out into new European styles. Despite its construction being inhibited for years, it has now become one of the most important stations in all of Moscow next to its partner station, the Kotelniki (below), as both have new residential areas nearby, with the hustle and bustle of business directly above. These stations have bettered the lives of the local inhabitants, and has become one of the busiest subway lines in Moscow.
Another more modern station, Rumyantsevo was opened recently with a design inspired by the works of Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. These last few years have seen the rise of more buildings in the Moscow area, an increase in population, and big business. So it is only natural to expand the subway lines throughout the city. It is said that by the year 2020 the length of the Moscow metro, will have grown 1.5 times longer, than it was in 2011, a gross increase of over 160 kilometers in tracks. Along with tracks, are more stations, around 60 are in the planning phase as we speak.
Moscow is ever growing, and the lifestyle and architecture here tend to change with the growth of the city too. But the tradition and the history are never lost, amid the tide of European styles and ideas flooding in.