Kiyevskaya (Koltsevaya line)

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Kiyevskaya
Киевская
Moscow Metro station
MoscowMetro KievskayaKoltsevaya HG4b.jpg
LocationDorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Coordinates55°44′41″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7446°N 37.5644°E / 55.7446; 37.5644Coordinates: 55°44′41″N 37°33′52″E / 55.7446°N 37.5644°E / 55.7446; 37.5644
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s) 5  Koltsevaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 77, 119, 132, 157,
240, 791, 818, 900
Trolleybus: 7, 17, 34, 39
Construction
Structure typePylon station
Depth53 metres (174 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code077
History
Opened14 March 1954; 64 years ago (1954-03-14)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
anticlockwise / outer
Koltsevaya line
clockwise / inner
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
Filyovskaya line
Transfer at: Kiyevskaya
toward Kuntsevskaya
Location
Kiyevskaya is located in Central Moscow
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Kiyevskaya
Kiyevskaya
Location within Central Moscow

Kiyevskaya (Russian: Ки́евская) is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Koltsevaya Line, between Park Kultury and Krasnopresnenskaya stations. It is named after the nearby Kiyevsky Rail Terminal. The design for the station was chosen in an open competition held in Ukraine; the entry submitted by the team of E. I. Katonin, V. K. Skugarev, and G. E. Golubev placed first among 73 others and it became the final design.[1] Kievskaya features low, square pylons faced with white marble and surmounted by large mosaics by A.V. Myzin celebrating Russo-Ukrainian unity. Both the mosaics and the arches between the pylons are edged with elaborate gold-colored trim. At the end of the platform is a portrait of Vladimir Lenin.

The entrance to the station, which is shared with both of the other two Kievskaya stations, is built into the Kiev railway station. With the completion of the segment of track between Belorusskaya and Park Kultury in 1954 the Koltsevaya Line became fully operational with trains running continuously around the loop for the first time.

One of the station's entrances is topped by a reproduction of an Art Nouveau Paris Metro entrance by Hector Guimard, given by the Régie autonome des transports parisiens in 2006[2] in exchange for an artwork by Russian artist Ivan Lubennikov installed at Madeleine station in Paris.[3]

Transfers[edit]

From this station passengers can transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line and Kiyevskaya on the Filyovskaya Line.

Station platform of Kiyevskaya

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yegor Larichev, Anastasiya Uglik (2007). "№3. Кольцевая линия". Московское метро. Путеводитель (in Russian). Prosveshcheniye. pp. 74–75. ISBN 5-91002-015-3.
  2. ^ "La RATP française et le Métro russe". Russie.net. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Des stations qui régorgent de trésors" (PDF). RATP. 30 September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2013.