Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Kiev Metro)
|Kiev Metro station|
The Station Hall
|Owned by||Kiev Metro|
|Opened||17 December 1976|
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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