Kazan Station. Metro station "Komsomolskaya"
The path to the east begins here. If you are heading to the Urals, to Siberia, to the Far East and to Central Asia, then you should go to Kazansky railway station, Komsomolskaya metro station. This is a kind of eastern gates of the capital. This place is unique in terms of the number of railway tracks converging on one square. Its historical name is Kalanchevskaya Square. There are three large stations and one small platform.
At which metro station is Kazan Station?
The question is simple, and the answer is a bit more complicated. The fact is that there are two metro stations here - Komsomolskaya Ring and Komsomolskaya Radial. On the square is a large transfer hub from Koltsevaya to Sokolnicheskaya line of the Moscow metro. It all depends on which corner of Moscow we get here, and where we will be, at which metro station. Kazan station a little closer to Komsomolsk Radial2.
Here we are at the goal
Take a closer look.We arrived at the Kazan station. The metro station has an exit directly to the station building. If the train ticket is in our pocket, but there are a couple of hours in stock before departure, it makes sense to walk around the square and around the station. They deserve attention. This is one of the oldest Moscow squares, and the building of Kazan Station on it was erected by the great Russian and Soviet architect, academician Shchusev. The architect understood what he was building for the ages, so he invested in this work without a trace. He built it about thirty years. Infinitely reworked and rebuilt individual fragments of the building that did not suit him. Often, with insufficient funding, he invested his money in construction. And he managed to achieve and expressiveness, and the stylistic organic nature of the eastern gates of the capital. By the way, this is not the only work of the academician located on the historical Kalanchevskaya Square - the Kazansky railway station itself. Metro station "Komsomolskaya ring" is also his brainchild.This is a large-scale work of underground architecture, one of the most impressive examples of the unique Moscow metro.The station is inscribed in a large diameter cylindrical tubing. Its interior is a striking example of the imperial Stalinist style, it is luxuriously decorated according to the designs of the great monumentalists Deineka and Corin.
That's the name of this place today. Kalanchevskaya Square was renamed in 1933 in honor of the Komsomol members who built the first line of the Moscow metro, which was just below this square. This toponym reflects a bygone era. Many times there were sound proposals to return the area to its historical name, but so far to no avail. Native Muscovites do not like this place very much. There is constantly noise and crush, there are criminal elements and homeless people.And for the numerous guests of the capital, arriving here from the east, this is the first thing they see here - Kazansky railway station, Komsomolskaya metro station. This is the image of the city, not particularly concerned with how it looks from the east.