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NIZHNIY NOVGOROD
 Russia

Nizhniy Novgorod Tram

 System

Metro Logo on top of Metro Head QuarterNizhniy Novgorod (1932 - 1991 > Gorki) is one of Russia's largest cities with 1.25 million inhabitants and it is situated about 400 km east of Moscow on the confluence of the Volga and Oka rivers.

The first section of the first line (Avtozavodskaya Line) of the Nizhniy Novgorod metro opened on 20 November 1985 - from Moskovskaya to Proletarskaya. In 1986 it was extended to Avtozavodskaya and Komsomol'skaya and in 1987 to Kirovskaya and Park Kul'tury.

The first part of the second line (Sormovskaya Line ) began service on 20 December 1993 - from Moskovskaya to Kanavinskaya and Burnakovskaya. After some delays, the section Burnakovskaya - Burevestnik (1.2km) finally opened in Sept. 2002. This is the only station so far with side platforms, it lies just below street level. Until Nov 2012, trains coming from the Avtozavodskaya Line used to continue their journey on the Sormovskaya Line, which is operated on the left side, by reversing direction at Moskovskaya, but since the Avtozavodskaya Line was extended across the Oka River (3.4 km) on a new combined metro/road bridge into the old city centre, the two lines have been operated separately, with cross-platform interchange at Moskovskaya (located next to the main railway station).

Avtozavodskaya Line - 11 stations - 14.8 km
Sormovskaya Line - 4 stations - 4.1 km

In 2012, the Nizhniy Novgorod metro has 15 stations and is 18.9 km long.

 History

20 Nov 1985: Moskovskaya - Proletarskaya
08 Aug 1987: Proletarskaya - Komsomol'skaya
15 Nov 1989: Komsomol'skaya - Park Kul'tury
20 Dec 1993: Moskovskaya - Burnakovskaya
09 Sept 2002: Burnakovskaya - Burevestnik
05 Nov 2012: Moskovskaya - Gor'kovskaya

Avtozavodskaya © Peter Donn Kanavinskaya  © Peter Donn
Photos © Peter Donn (metrosoyuza.net)

 Projects

The Sormovskaya line is planned to be extended to the north and towards the west. The next station to open is Strelka, scheduled to be ready in time for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 as a new stadium is being built in that area.

The Avtozavodskaya line may be extended further east to Opernyi Teatr and Sennaya.

 Links

Metro Map showing new projects (325K)Nizhegorodskoe Metro (Official Website)

Metrowalks.ru - great photos of all Nizhniy Novgorod metro stations

Metrosoyuza by Peter Donn includes nice station pictures

Metasubway Nizhniy Novgorod Station

Nizhegorodskiy Metropoliten incl. map (Mir Metro - Metroworld site)

Large city transport map showing metro stops (687K)

Metrostroy (Metro construction) by Andrey Surikov

Nizhegorodskiy Metropoliten by D.N. Pribytkov

Nizhniy Novgorod Metro Track Map

 Photos 1

Kanavinskaya - Ticket barrier Kanavinskaya - Ticket Office Kanavinskaya - corridor Leninskaya Leninskaya station name panel Moskovskaya Park Kul'tury station entrances Park Kul'tury platform access Park Kul'tury Metro Memorial

© Pictures courtesy of Dmitry Pribytkov

 Photos 2

Proletarskaya © Di. Vendox Moskovskaya © Di. Vendox Moskovskaya © Di. Vendox Pioner - train © Di. Vendox Chkalovskaya © Di. Vendox
Photos provided by Dmitry Aksenov (Mir Metro - Metroworld)

Moskovskaya © Boris Kogut Moskovskaya © Boris Kogut Kanavinskaya © Boris Kogut Oka Bridge © Ivan Gusev
Photos provided by Boris Kogut (1-3), Ivan Gusov (4)

Thanks to Evgueni Grebenev, Andrey Surikov and Andrey Chernyakhovsky!

 

 

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