Izmaylovskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
Coordinates 55°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 by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  3  Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Structure type Ground-level, open
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 051
Opened 21 October 1961; 56 years ago (1961-10-21)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Izmaylovskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
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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