Park Pobedy (Moscow Metro)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Park Pobedy
Moscow Metro station
Parkpobedy-mm01.jpg
Station statistics
Address Kutuzovsky Avenue, Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow
Coordinates 55°44′10″N 37°31′00″E / 55.73611°N 37.51667°E / 55.73611; 37.51667
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)
Levels 1
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 6 May 2003
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
  Future services  
Terminus Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line
Terminus

Park Pobedy (Russian: Парк Победы, English: Victory Park), is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is a transfer station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line (between Slavyansky Bulvar and Kiyevskaya stations) and Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line (where it is connected to Delovoy Tsentr). 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.[1] 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 a cross-platform complex with two separate, parallel platforms. 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.[2] 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 Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line after the station was opened on January 31, 2014.[3]

This is the only Moscow 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, the 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).

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°44′10″N 37°31′00″E / 55.73611°N 37.51667°E / 55.73611; 37.51667