Akademicheskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
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Station statistics
Coordinates 55°41′16″N 37°34′24″E / 55.68778°N 37.57333°E / 55.68778; 37.57333
Line(s) !B9982082405307  6  Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Connections Bus: 67, 119, 121, 142, 196, 218, 218k, 786
Depth 8.5 metres (28 ft)
Levels 1
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 13 October 1962
Station code 101
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Passengers (2002) 24,601,000
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
toward Medvedkovo

Akademicheskaya (Russian: Академи́ческая, IPA: [əkɐdʲɪˈmʲit͡ɕɪskɐjə], English: Academical) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line. It is named for the Russian Academy of Sciences despite the fact that Leninsky Prospekt is actually much closer to that institution. Akademicheskaya opened on October 13, 1962 and was designed by Yuliya Kolesnikova, Petukhova, and Fokina. Built to the relatively new pillar-trispan design (aka Sorokonozhka, centipede), which became prevalent in the 1960s due to its low construction costs. The station has white marble pillars accented with a stripe of black marble near the top. The walls, originally faced with white tile with four horizontal blue stripes, were re-covered in 2003 with similarly coloured aluminium planes for a cleaner, more modern look.

Platform of Akademicheskaya

The entrances to the station are located around Ho Chi Minh Square, at the intersection of Profsoyuznaya street and Dmitriya Ulyanova street. Currently the station serves 67,400 passengers daily.