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Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line2 Novokuznetskaya.jpg
Coordinates 55°44′29″N 37°37′46″E / 55.7415°N 37.6295°E / 55.7415; 37.6295Coordinates: 55°44′29″N 37°37′46″E / 55.7415°N 37.6295°E / 55.7415; 37.6295
Owned by Moskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)  2  Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus: A, 25
Trolleybus: 8
Tram: A, 3, 39
Depth 37.5 metres (123 ft)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Other information
Station code 031
Opened 20 November 1943; 73 years ago (1943-11-20)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Transfer at: Tretyakovskaya
toward  Medvedkovo
Terminus Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line
Transfer at: Tretyakovskaya
toward  Novokosino
Novokuznetskaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Location within Central Moscow

Novokuznetskaya (Russian: Новокузнецкая) is a Moscow Metro station on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. The station was opened on November 20, 1943.


Construction of the station began shortly after the launch of the second stage in 1938. Despite World War II the station was opened on time. Later in 1978 the platform was lengthened. This part is in a more modern style than the rest of the station.


The station honors the Soviet fighting men with its heavy ornamentation. The architects, I. Taranov and N. Bykova, won a USSR State Prize for their design.

The decorations include seven octagonal ceiling mosaics by V. Frolov on the theme of wartime industry and bas-reliefs running along the base of the ceiling (by artists N.V. Tomsky, A.E. Zelensky, S.M. Rabinovich, and N.M. Shtamm) depicting the soldiers of the Red Army in combat. The pink and white marble pylons are also decorated with cast-bronze portraits of Russian war heroes like Mikhail Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky. The ornate marble benches lining the platform were removed from the original Cathedral of Christ the Saviour before it was demolished. Floor lamps, long since replaced with more up-to-date lighting in other Metro stations, still give Novokuznetskaya an atmosphere of brooding shadow.

Station platform wit incoming train. Note the upper pass connects with Tretyakovskaya station, served by the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line and the Kalininskaya Line


Novokuznetskaya vestibule

Novokuznetskaya's round entrance vestibule is located off Pyatnitskaya Street, north of the intersection with Klimentovsky Street.


From this station it is possible to transfer to Tretyakovskaya, a cross-platform station serving both the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line and the Kalininskaya Line.

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