Alekseyevskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
Coordinates 55°48′32″N 37°38′20″E / 55.8088°N 37.6390°E / 55.8088; 37.6390Coordinates: 55°48′32″N 37°38′20″E / 55.8088°N 37.6390°E / 55.8088; 37.6390
Owned by Moscow Metro
Line(s)  6  Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Connections Bus: 85, 714
Trolleybus: 9, 14, 37, 48
Depth 51 metres (167 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 091
Opened 1 May 1958; 58 years ago (1958-05-01)
Previous names Mir (1958–1966)
Scherbakovskaya (1966–1990)
Passengers (2002) 19,783,000
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
toward  Medvedkovo
Alexeyevskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Alexeyevskaya (Russian: Алексе́евская, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsʲeɪfskəjə]) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line. It serves Alexeyevsky District, after which it's named.

It was designed by S. Kravets, Yu. Kolesnikova, and G. Golubev and opened on 1 May 1958. The station was originally planned to be as heavily decorated as previous stations, but the design was modified due to Khrushchev's opposition to unnecessary decorative elements. As a result, Alexeyevskaya has surprisingly clean lines for a station built in the 1950s. Its octagonal pylons are white marble with green stripes, and the arches, ceiling, and ventilation grilles are painted white. Lighting comes from restrained yet elegant chandeliers.

The station's round entrance is located on the east side of Prospekt Mira between Staroalexeyevskaya and Novoalexeyevskaya streets.

Alekseyevskaya platform