Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Kiev Metro)

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Maidan Nezalezhnosti
KyivMetroLogo.png Kiev Metro station
Maydan Nezalezhnosti metro station Kiev 2010 01.jpg
The Station Hall
Coordinates Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′28″E / 50.45000°N 30.52444°E / 50.45000; 30.52444
Owned by Kiev Metro
Line(s) Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type underground
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code 217
History
Opened 17 December 1976
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
toward Teremky
Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
Transfer at: Khreshchatyk
toward Lisova

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Ukrainian: Майдан Незалежності) is a station on Kiev Metro's Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line. The station was opened on December 17, 1976, and is named after Kiev's Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) on the Khreschatyk street. It was designed by N. Kolomiiets, I. Maslenkov, M. Syrkyn, and F. Zaremba.

The station was formerly known as Ploscha Kalinina, but was renamed a year after its opening to Ploscha Zhovtnevoi revoliutsii (Ukrainian: Площа Жовтневої революції). Maidan Nezalezhnosti forms a station complex with a transfer section with the neighbouring Khreschatyk station on the Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line.

The station is laid deep underground and consists of a central hall with porticoes. The lamps which light the station are hidden in the niches between the columns and the walls.

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