Leninsky Prospekt (Moscow Metro)
|Moscow Metro station|
|Owned by||Moskovsky Metropoliten|
Bus: 111, 196|
Trolleybus: 4, 7, 33, 62, 84
Tram: 14, 39
|Depth||16 metres (52 ft)|
|Opened||13 October 1962|
Leninsky Prospekt (Russian: Ленинский проспект) is a station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It was built in 1962 to a variant of the standard column tri-span design, which included a more vaulted central span. The pillars are faced with white marble with a strip of gray at the base and the outer walls are tiled. The original metal light fixtures still run the length of each platform span were replaced in 2004 with more utilitarian fluorescent fixtures. The architects of the station are A. Strelkov, Nina Alexandrovna Aleshin, Yuriy Vdovin, V. Polikarpov and A. Marova.
Currently the station serves 61,600 passengers daily. In the middle of a platform there is a staircase allowing transfer to Ploschad Gagarina station of the Moscow Central Circle. Since the station was built, and until recently, this staircase was a unique feature of the station, that led nowhere for years. The staircase was intended to be a part of this transfer since inception, but even though passenger service on the Moscow Little Ring Railway was in planning since 1960s, the preparatory works for that only began in the 21st century, and the transfer only opened for passengers on 10 September 2016, more than 50 years later.