If, walking down certain Moscow streets, you suddenly want to time travel, there is an option for you. One of the places you need is not far away from the Timiryazevskaya metro station in Moscow. And it has the shape of a tram stop whose design was kept intact and also even renovated recently.
So, Moscow has quite a story with tram lines. They were launched in the late 19th century, first pulled by horses, later steam ones. For proper testing, the tram line was organized on the outskirts. One of those passes by the Timiryazevsky Park, near the Petrovskaya Agricultural Academy (now Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy). There the stop under the name of ‘Krasnostudenchesky Proezd’ still exists.
Its first pavilion was built in the 1890s, but, despite the common belief it’s that old, it dates back to the first third of the 20th century. It looks really stylish, with black cast iron decoration, a symmetrical shape, as if it was some fairytale house, and the whole idea it’s not an open-air stop but a small terminal.
The pavilion was damaged by fire in the late 20th century. Nevertheless, it was restored in 2018, and now, apart from the space for passengers, it’s occupied by a commodity shop. It is really worth your time to just walk by, take some photos, or even wait for a tram here. The scenery in this neighbourhood is just something any time of the year.