Nizhny Novgorod. The metro stepped over the river
The largest industrial center of PovolzhskyThe region received its underground in 1985. The first line was built for eight years. The city at that time was called Gorky. Today, when he got his historical name - Nizhny Novgorod - the metro has already stepped on the right bank of the Oka, in the historical upper part of the settlement.Citizens have long been waiting for this event. Especially those who have to stand in traffic jams.
Metro map of Nizhny Novgorod
The scheme of the Nizhny Novgorod metro is not yetproduces a strong impression. There are only two operating lines, and both are in the process of active construction. For today their total length reaches twenty kilometers, 14 stations function successfully. The third largest city in the Russian Federation is Nizhny Novgorod. Metro is also the third largest in Russia, despite the fact that it looks very modest on the scheme.But the large size of the city, its scatteredThe banks of the two largest rivers make this kind of transport absolutely necessary. Too many people daily have to travel long distances, moving from one end of the city to the other. With such a significant volume of passenger traffic, no other type of public transport could be managed, which, naturally, Nizhny Novgorod has. The subway largely helps to solve this problem. And in the need for its further construction, no one doubts. To the Avtozvod and Sormovskaya metro lines currently in operation, the third one, the Priokskaya line, going towards Meshchersky district, should be added in the distant future.
Most stations of the Nizhny Novgorod subwayThey are at a shallow depth and have a column-type construction. This is also due to economic conditions. Significant volumes of works on design and construction were made in a rather complicated historical period of the late eighties and early nineties.Escalator lifts are equipped with only twokey stations: Moscow and Gorky. The path to the upper part of the city was opened by a metro bridge across the Oka, built on an individual project. It is combined with the car. The long-awaited exit of the metro line to the historical and densely populated part of the city greatly facilitated the life of many townspeople. Without this type of transport it is already difficult to imagine the life of such a big city as Nizhny Novgorod. The metro blended seamlessly into its appearance. The architectural image of the Gorkovskaya station compares favorably with those commissioned earlier. This can not but rejoice.Before our eyes, a newthe subway of Nizhny Novgorod. Its scheme has not been fully worked out yet and is still under discussion. The sequence of its design and construction is influenced by a number of various factors, such as the prospects for holding the World Cup in the city in the distant future.