Olimpiiska (Kiev Metro)

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Olimpiiska
KyivMetroLogo.png Kiev Metro station
Respublikanskyi Stadion metro station 2010 01.jpg
The Station Hall
Coordinates 50°25′56″N 30°30′58″E / 50.43222°N 30.51611°E / 50.43222; 30.51611Coordinates: 50°25′56″N 30°30′58″E / 50.43222°N 30.51611°E / 50.43222; 30.51611
Owned by Kiev Metro
Line(s) Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type underground
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code 219
History
Opened 19 December 1981
Electrified Yes
Previous names Respublikansky Stadion
Services
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
toward Teremky

Olimpiiska (Ukrainian: Олімпійська) is a station on the Kiev Metro's Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line. It was opened on December 19, 1981, and was originally named after Kiev's Republican Stadium as Respublikansky Stadion (Ukrainian: Республіканський Стадіон; Russian: Республиканский стадион). It was designed by A.S. Krushynskyi, T.A. Tselikovska, A.S. Andriienko, and Y.M. Sharanevych.

The station is built deep underground and consists of a central hall with arcades leading toward the station platforms. The walls have been covered with grey marble and the lighting comes from chandeliers. On a wall at the end of the central hall, are the Olympic rings, commemorating the 1980 Summer Olympics. The station is accessible by passenger tunnels on the Velyka Vasylkivska and another street.

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