Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya Line)

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Kiyevskaya
!B9983905620875  5 
Moscow Metro station
Kievskaya KL 2010.jpg
Station statistics
Address Dorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Coordinates 55°44′35.35″N 37°33′51.54″E / 55.7431528°N 37.5643167°E / 55.7431528; 37.5643167
Line(s) !B9983905620875  5  Koltsevaya Line
Connections Bus: 77, 119, 132, 157,
240, 791, 818, 900
Trolleybus: 7, 17, 34, 39
Structure type Pylon station
Depth 53 metres (174 ft)
Levels 1
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened March 14, 1954
Station code 077
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
One-way operation
Koltsevaya Line
One-way operation
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
Filyovskaya Line
MIBC branch
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
toward Kuntsevskaya
Filyovskaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
Location
Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya Line) is located in Central Moscow
Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya Line)

Kiyevskaya (Russian: Киевская, English: Kievan) is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Koltsevaya Line, between Park Kultury and Krasnopresnenskaya stations. It is named after the nearby Kiyevsky Rail Terminal. The design for the station was chosen in an open competition held in Ukraine; the entry submitted by the team of E. I. Katonin, V. K. Skugarev, and G. E. Golubev placed first among 73 others and it became the final design.[1] Kievskaya features low, square pylons faced with white marble and surmounted by large mosaics by A.V. Myzin celebrating Russo-Ukrainian unity. Both the mosaics and the arches between the pylons are edged with elaborate gold-colored trim. At the end of the platform is a portrait of Vladimir Lenin.

The entrance to the station, which is shared with both of the other two Kievskaya stations, is built into the Kiev railway station. With the completion of the segment of track between Belorusskaya and Park Kultury in 1954 the Koltsevaya Line became fully operational with trains running continuously around the loop for the first time.

One of the station's entrances is topped by a reproduction of an Art Nouveau Paris Metro entrance by Hector Guimard, given by the Régie autonome des transports parisiens in 2006[2] in exchange for an artwork by Russian artist Ivan Lubennikov installed at Madeleine station in Paris.[3]

Transfers[edit]

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

Station platform of Kiyevskaya

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yegor Larichev, Anastasiya Uglik (2007). "№3. Кольцевая линия". Московское метро. Путеводитель (in Russian). Prosveshcheniye. pp. 74–75. ISBN 5-91002-015-3. 
  2. ^ "La RATP française et le Métro russe". Russie.net. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Des stations qui régorgent de trésors". RATP. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013.