Akademmistechko (Kiev Metro)

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Akademmistechko
KyivMetroLogo.png Kiev Metro station
Akademmistechko metro station Kiev 2010 01.jpg
LocationSviatoshynskyi District
Kyiv
Ukraine
Coordinates50°27′56″N 30°21′18″E / 50.46556°N 30.35500°E / 50.46556; 30.35500Coordinates: 50°27′56″N 30°21′18″E / 50.46556°N 30.35500°E / 50.46556; 30.35500
Owned byKyiv Metro
Line(s)Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeunderground
Depth11 m (36 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code110
History
Opened24 May 2003
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
TerminusSviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
toward Lisova

Akademmistechko (Ukrainian: Академмiстечко) is a station on Kyiv Metro's Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line. The station is the western terminus of the line and was opened on May 24, 2003 as part of the western extension of the Sviatoshynsky radius.

The station is a bi-level pillar-trispan, with two balconies on the top level. Named after the nearby laboratories (literally Academical town) of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, and test centres, the station's design (Architects V. Gnevyshev, T. Tselikovskaya, N. Aleshkin and S. Krushinsky) is based on scientific themes. The lighting for instance consists of several chandeliers, arranged in an organic element layout with the actual lamps acting as atoms. Overall the colour tone of the station is pale white from the marble used in coating with additional yellow tints on the hemispherical balconies and the staircases. Blue rails are used for the balcony details.

Unlike other stations on the radius, Akademmistechko does not follow the Peremohy avenue but instead takes a northwards turn and is located near the intersection of Palladin avenue and Vernadsky boulevard/Uborevich street. The area receives mostly local passengers, thus avoiding unnecessary congestion with non-Kyivans that come from outside of the city via Zhytomyrska.

The station has two vestibules which are interlinked with subways on both sides of the intersection. There is also a third staircase to the balcony level from the centre of the platform. On the surface, the entrances are protected from the elements by glazed pavilions. The segment Sviatoshyn–Akademmistechko completed the development plan of the Sviatoshynsky radius; no extensions are planned after this station.

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