Park Pobedy (Moscow Metro)
Moscow Metro station
|Address||Kutuzovsky Avenue, Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow|
|Line(s)||!B9989013877113 3 Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line|
|Connections||Bus: 91, 116, 157, 157e, 205, 818, 840
Trolleybus: 2, 7, 39, 44
|Structure type||Deep pylon tri-span|
|Depth||84 metres (276 ft)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||6 May 2003|
|Owned by||Moskovsky Metropoliten|
Park Pobedy (Russian: Парк Победы, English: Victory Park), is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, between Slavyansky Bulvar and Kiyevskaya stations. At 84 metres underground, Park Pobedy is the deepest station in Moscow and the third deepest in the world by mean depth, after Kiev Metro's Arsenalna and Saint Petersburg Metro's Admiralteyskaya, and the very deepest station by maximum depth, 97 m. It also contains the longest escalators in Europe, each one is 126 metres long and has 740 steps. The escalator ride to the surface takes approximately three minutes.
Park Pobedy is actually a cross-platform complex with two separate, parallel platforms, though only the inner pair of tracks is presently used. When the construction was begun in 1986, plans called for this to be a transfer to the future Solntsevo-Mytischinskaya and the Mitino-Butovskaya Chordial lines. The former were to use the two halls as a transfer to the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya whilst the latter would have a third perpendicular station. However the 1990s financial crises ended the Chordial projects and instead the Strogino-Mitino extension passed via Park Pobedy when opened in 2003 (2008). The second set of tracks will be used by the Solntsevskaya Line after that has been completed.
This is the only Metro station where all passengers board and exit trains in different locations. A further complication is that only the southern, or inbound, platform has an entrance vestibule, so passengers arriving at the northern, or outbound, platform must change platforms before exiting.
The two platforms work of architects Nataliya Shurygina and Nikolay Shumakov are of identical design but have opposite colour schemes, which creates a striking effect. The pylons of the outbound platform are faced with red marble on the transverse faces and pale grey marble on the longitudinal faces. The inbound platform is exactly the reverse. The station is adorned with two large enameled panels by Zurab Tsereteli depicting the Patriotic War of 1812 (at the end of the inbound platform) and the Great Patriotic War (on the outbound platform).
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