Park Pobedy (Moscow Metro)
Park Pobedy (Russian: Парк Победы - Victory Park) , is a Moscow Metro station in the Dorogomilovo District, Western Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is a transfer station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line (between Slavyansky Bulvar and Kiyevskaya stations) and Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line (where it is connected to Delovoy Tsentr). At 84 metres underground, Park Pobedy is the deepest station in Moscow and the third deepest in the world by mean depth, after Kiev Metro's Arsenalna and Saint Petersburg Metro's Admiralteyskaya, and the very deepest station by maximum depth, 97 m. It also contains the longest escalators in Europe, each one is 126 metres long and has 740 steps. The escalator ride to the surface takes approximately three minutes.
Park Pobedy is a cross-platform complex with two separate parallel halls, each with a single island platform. When the construction was begun in 1986, plans called for this to be a transfer to the future Mitino-Butovskaya and the Solntsevo-Mytischinskaya Chordial lines. The former were to use the two halls as a transfer to the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya whilst the latter would have a third perpendicular station. However the 1990s financial crises ended the Chordial projects; the station opened as a terminus of Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line in 2003, and in 2008 the Strogino–Mitino extension was begun from Park Pobedy. It was decided to employ the second set of tracks for the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya Line, with partial service to Delovoy Tsentr beginning on 31 January 2014.
This is the only Moscow metro station where all passengers board and alight trains in different locations. A further complication is that only the southern, or inbound, platform has an entrance vestibule, so passengers arriving at the northern, or outbound, platform must change platforms to leave the station.
The two platforms, the work of architects Nataliya Shurygina and Nikolay Shumakov, are of identical design but have opposite colour schemes, which creates a striking effect. The pylons of the outbound platform are faced with red marble on the transverse faces and pale grey marble on the longitudinal faces. The inbound platform is exactly the reverse. The station is adorned with two large enameled panels by Zurab Tsereteli depicting the Patriotic War of 1812 (at the end of the inbound platform) and the Great Patriotic War (on the outbound platform).
- Park Pobedy, 165th Station of the Moscow metro at news.metro.ru
- http://www.metro.ru/map/1989/metro.ru-1989map-big3.gif[dead link]
- Открыта станция метро "Деловой центр" Калининско-Солнцевской линии (in Russian). Government of Moscow. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
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