Izmaylovskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Izmaylovskaya

Измайловская
Moscow Metro station
Izmailovskaya-mm.jpg
LocationIzmaylovo District
Eastern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°47′16″N 37°46′53″E / 55.7878°N 37.7814°E / 55.7878; 37.7814Coordinates: 55°47′16″N 37°46′53″E / 55.7878°N 37.7814°E / 55.7878; 37.7814
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#3 Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeGround-level, open
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code051
History
Opened21 October 1961; 57 years ago (1961-10-21)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Location
Izmaylovskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Izmaylovskaya
Izmaylovskaya
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Izmaylovskaya (Russian: Измайловская) is a Moscow Metro station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line. It is one of the few surface level stations of the system. Moscow's harsh winters[citation needed] make above-ground stations impractical[citation needed][dubious ], but the design nonetheless enjoyed brief popularity between 1958 and 1966 because of the low construction costs. Izmaylovskaya was built in 1961 to replace the old Pervomayskaya station, which had been in use since 1954. The design of the station features an elevated vestibule, reached from the street via two flights of steps, which sits on top of the ground-level platform. The platform is relatively spartan, with a canopy providing some protection from the elements and pillars faced with white marble. The architect was Ivan Taranov. The station has a direct entrance to one of Moscow's largest parks, Izmaylovsky Park.

Platform of the station

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