Kontraktova Ploshcha (Kiev Metro)
|Kiev Metro station|
The Station Hall
|Owned by||Kiev Metro|
|Opened||17 December 1976|
|Previous names||Chervona Ploscha|
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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