Kiyevskaya (Filyovskaya line)

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Kiyevskaya
Киевская
Moscow Metro station
Moscow KievskayaFL metro station asv2018-08.jpg
LocationDorogomilovo District
Western Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°44′37″N 37°33′56″E / 55.7436°N 37.5655°E / 55.7436; 37.5655Coordinates: 55°44′37″N 37°33′56″E / 55.7436°N 37.5655°E / 55.7436; 37.5655
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s) 4  Filyovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeShallow column station, triple-span
Depth8.7 metres (29 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code057
History
Opened20 March 1937; 81 years ago (1937-03-20)
Closed5 April 1953; 65 years ago (1953-04-05) to 7 July 1958; 60 years ago (1958-07-07)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Filyovskaya line
toward Kuntsevskaya
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
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) is a station on the Filyovskaya line of the Moscow Metro (though it was originally part of the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line). It initially opened in 1937 and closed in 1953 when the new Kiyevskaya station, intended to replace it, was completed. Due to a change of plans, however, it reopened after only five years as part of the new Filyovskaya line. The original architect was Dmitry Chechulin.

Kiyevskaya features tall, octagonal pillars topped with elaborate capitals. The pillars were originally faced with Armenian onyx, but this was replaced with yellowish Gazgan marble after ten years. The platform is intricately patterned with Ukrainian designs executed in red, white, and gray granite. The three rows of circular ceiling coffers originally housed incandescent light fixtures but these were abandoned in favor of the current three-bladed fluorescent lamps in the 1960s.

Between Kiyevskaya and Smolenskaya is the Smolensky Metro Bridge, which spans the Moskva River. The bridge was built in 1937 and was the first above-ground section of the Metro.

Station platform
Upper level

Transfers[edit]

From this station, passengers can transfer to Kiyevskaya on the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line and Kiyevskaya on the Koltsevaya line.