Kiyevskaya (Filyovskaya Line)

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Kiyevskaya
Киевская
Moscow Metro station
Kievskaya STFL.JPG
Location Dorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Coordinates 55°44′37″N 37°33′56″E / 55.7436°N 37.5655°E / 55.7436; 37.5655Coordinates: 55°44′37″N 37°33′56″E / 55.7436°N 37.5655°E / 55.7436; 37.5655
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  4  Filyovskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Shallow column station, triple-span
Depth 8.7 metres (29 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 057
History
Opened 20 March 1937
Closed 5 April 1953 – 7 July 1958
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward  Kuntsevskaya
Filyovskaya Line
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
clockwise / inner
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
Location
Kiyevskaya is located in Moscow
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Kiyevskaya
Kiyevskaya
Location within Moscow

Kiyevskaya (Russian: Киевская) is a station on the Filyovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro (though it was originally part of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line). It initially opened in 1937 and closed in 1953 when the new Kiyevskaya station, intended to replace it, was completed. Due to a change of plans, however, it reopened after only five years as part of the new Filyovskaya Line. The original architect was Dmitry Chechulin.

Kiyevskaya features tall, octagonal pillars topped with elaborate capitals. The pillars were originally faced with Armenian onyx, but this was replaced with yellowish Gazgan marble after ten years. The platform is intricately patterned with Ukrainian designs executed in red, white, and gray granite. The three rows of circular ceiling coffers originally housed incandescent light fixtures but these were abandoned in favor of the current three-bladed fluorescent lamps in the 1960s.

Between Kiyevskaya and Smolenskaya is the Smolensky Metro Bridge, which spans the Moskva River. The bridge was built in 1937 and was the first above-ground section of the Metro.

Station platform
Hall

Transfers[edit]

From this station, passengers can transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line and Kiyevskaya on the Koltsevaya Line.