Kaluzhskaya (Moscow Metro)

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Moscow Metro station
Coordinates 55°39′26″N 37°32′26″E / 55.6571°N 37.5405°E / 55.6571; 37.5405Coordinates: 55°39′26″N 37°32′26″E / 55.6571°N 37.5405°E / 55.6571; 37.5405
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  6  Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Connections Bus: 1, 28, 41, 163, 196, 224, 226, 235, 246, 295, 624, 642, 671, 699, 816
Trolleybus: 72
Depth 10 metres (33 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 104
Opened 12 August 1974; 42 years ago (1974-08-12)
Passengers (2002) 22,739,500
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
toward  Medvedkovo
Kaluzhskaya is located in Moscow Ring Road
Moscow metro map including line 14.svg
Location within Moscow Ring Road

Kaluzhskaya (Russian: Калужская) is a station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It opened on 12 August 1974, replacing a temporary station of the same name (located in a service bay of the nearby Kaluzhskoe Depot) that had been operating since 1964. The new station was built to the column tri-span design with tapered octagonal columns in place of the usual square ones. Also the step of the columns was extended from 4 metres to 6.5, and the height of the ceiling raised. The columns are faced with pink Baikal marble, the walls are tiled with white ceramic and decorated with metallic artworks (works of A. Leonteva and M. Shmakova); the floor is laid with grey granite. The architects of the station were N. Demchinskiy and Yuliya Kolesnikova.

The entrances to the station are spread out along Profsoyuznaya Street north of Obrucheva street as well as onto the Academic Keldysh square. Its daily passenger traffic is 131,000.[1]

Platform view