Kontraktova Ploshcha (Kiev Metro)

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Kontraktova Ploshcha
KyivMetroLogo.png Kiev Metro station
Kontraktova Ploscha Metro Station Kiev 01.jpg
The Station Hall
Coordinates50°27′55″N 30°31′00″E / 50.46528°N 30.51667°E / 50.46528; 30.51667Coordinates: 50°27′55″N 30°31′00″E / 50.46528°N 30.51667°E / 50.46528; 30.51667
Owned byKiev Metro
Line(s)Obolonsko–Teremkivska line Obolonsko–Teremkivska line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeunderground
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code215
History
Opened17 December 1976
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesChervona Ploscha
Services
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
Obolonsko–Teremkivska Line
toward Teremky

Kontraktova Ploshcha (Ukrainian: Контрактова площа) is a station on Kiev Metro's Obolonsko–Teremkivska Line. The station was opened on December 17, 1976, and is named after Kiev's Kontraktova Square (Contract's Square) in the historic Podil neighborhood. It was designed by B.I. Pryimak, I.K. Maslenynkov, and F.M. Zaremba. The station was formerly known as Chervona Ploscha (Ukrainian: Червона площа) until 1990.

The station is located shallow underground and consists of a central hall with columns. The columns and the walls along the tracks have been covered with green-brown coloured marble. Passenger tunnels connect the station to the Kontraktova Square and another street. The station hall has two exits, one of which is equipped with escalators. The exits branch further into the system of 4 elaborated underpasses, covering several city blocks.

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