Kakhovskaya (Moscow Metro)
|Moscow Metro station|
|Owned by||Moskovsky Metropoliten|
|Connections||Bus: 57, 168, 189, 218, 218к, 222, 224, 651, 786, 826
Trolleybus: 60, 72
|Depth||8 metres (26 ft)|
|Opened||11 August 1964|
Kakhovskaya (Russian: Каховская) is a station of the Moscow Metro's Kakhovskaya Line. It was opened on 11 August 1969 as the southern terminus of the Zamoskvoretskaya Line, and from 1983 until 1995 was the terminus of the Kahovskaya branch of this line. Since the detachment of the present Kakhovskaya Line in 1995, the station has been its western terminus.
The station was designed by architects Nikolay Demchinsky and Yuliya Kolesnikova. The station's design is that of a standard 1960s Moscow pillar-trispan "sorokonozhka" (centipede). With two rows of 40 concrete octagonal pillars faced with brown marble. The floor is laid with gret granite and labradorite, as well as asphalt on the platform edge. The station's walls are covered with white ceramic tiles with a pink socle near the tracks. In addition to that the station features a set of metallic plates depicting various episodes from the Russian Civil War (artists and sculptors: V.Gorchakov, L.Soshinskaya, V.Karpov).
The station is located on the Kakhovka Square, where several roads meet up including the Azovskaya Street, Chongarsky Boulevard and the Kakhovka Street. The station's eastern vestibule is located underneath it, with subways exiting to the square, whilst the western vestibule is located under the Chongarsky Boulevard. In 1983, the station Sevastopolskaya of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line was constructed. This necessitated an arrangement for a transfer provision. Two staircases were opened up descending to the lower station that is located perpendicular to Kakhovskaya.
Behind the station is a set of reversal sidings that are used for train reversal and nighttime stands. In the distant future it is likely that when the second ring project takes off the first eastward extension would from Kakhovskaya to either Kaluzhskaya or Noviye Cheryomushki of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line.
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