Kiyevskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line)

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Kiyevskaya
Киевская
Moscow Metro station
Kievsk APL 28.jpg
Location Dorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Coordinates 55°44′39″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7442°N 37.5645°E / 55.7442; 37.5645Coordinates: 55°44′39″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7442°N 37.5645°E / 55.7442; 37.5645
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  3  Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Pylon station
Depth 38 metres (125 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 042
History
Opened 5 April 1953; 64 years ago (1953-04-05)[1]
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
toward  Kuntsevskaya
Filyovskaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
toward  Kuntsevskaya
Filyovskaya Line
MIBC branch
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya Line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
clockwise / inner
Location
Kiyevskaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Kiyevskaya
Kiyevskaya
Location within Central Moscow

Kiyevskaya (Russian: Киевская), named for the nearby Kiyevsky railway station, is a station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. Opened in 1953, it is lavishly decorated in the quasi-baroque style that predominated in the early 1950s. The square pylons are faced with white Ural marble and elaborately patterned ceramic tile and the plastered ceiling is decorated with a series of frescoes by various artists depicting life in Ukraine. A large mosaic at the end of the platform commemorates the 300th anniversary of the reunification of Russia and Ukraine. Light comes from a row of hexagonal chandeliers. The architects were L. V. Lile, V. A. Litvinov, M. F. Markovsky, and V. M. Dobrokovsky.

Kiyevskaya has no vestibule of its own. Instead, escalators at the end of the hall lead to Kiyevskaya and thence to that station's entrance, which is built into the Kiyevsky railway station.

For half a century Kiyevskaya was the terminus of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, yet the 2003 extension to Park Pobedy prevented the record from being established further.

Transfers[edit]

From this station it is possible to transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Filyovskaya Line and the Kiyevskaya on the Ring.

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References[edit]

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