The new metro station, Vnukovo, on the Solntsevskaya Line, will be above ground and incorporated into the area of the airport, Sergei Sobyanin said on Twitter.
We are planning to complete the five-kilometre stretch from Rasskazovka station on the Solntsevskaya Line to Vnukovo Airport in 2022. It will have two stations: Pykhtino and Vnukovo.
The extension of the Solntsevskaya Line will improve getting to and from the Troitsky and Novomoskovsky Administrative Areas, while Vnukovo will become Moscow’s first airport reachable by metro. A journey to the city centre from the airport or residential districts in the Novomoskovsky Administrative Area will be shortened by 15 to 20 minutes.
Besides this, linkage options for the Kalininskaya and Solntsevskaya Lines are being explored. If the project is consummated, the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line will be the longest in the metro system, connecting the city’s eastern (Novokosino), central and southwestern areas (Rasskazovka and later Vnukovo).
Aircraft and aircraft designers: Vnukovo station’s future appearance
The station design will be dedicated to the history of Andrei Tupolev’s Design Bureau of Aircraft Engineering. A panel picture titled “Tupolev Civilian Aircraft and Their Designers” will be located at the entrance to the platform. Irregular-shaped aluminum panels reminiscent of aircraft designs will be used as facing at the station’s main section that will also have dark blue additions and matt lighting. The ticket hall will be similar in style, with honeycomb aluminum sections on the ceiling and linear light fixtures as additional navigation devices for passengers.