Akademicheskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
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Coordinates 55°41′16″N 37°34′24″E / 55.6877°N 37.5733°E / 55.6877; 37.5733Coordinates: 55°41′16″N 37°34′24″E / 55.6877°N 37.5733°E / 55.6877; 37.5733
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  6  Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Connections Bus: 67, 119, 121, 142, 196, 218, 218k, 786
Depth 8.5 metres (28 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 101
Opened 13 October 1962; 56 years ago (1962-10-13)
Passengers (2002) 24,601,000
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line
toward Medvedkovo
Akademicheskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Akademicheskaya (Russian: Академи́ческая, IPA: [ɐkədʲɪˈmʲitɕɪskəjə],) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line. It is named for the several Akademichesky Proyezd streets formerly located nearby, which were themselves named after the Russian Academy of Sciences but have all been renamed since. 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.

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.

Platform of Akademicheskaya