Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Moscow Metro)

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Ploshchad Revolyutsii

Площадь Революции
Moscow Metro station
Ploshchad revolyutsii Metro 2010.jpg
LocationTverskoy District
Central Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°45′24″N 37°37′18″E / 55.7566°N 37.6216°E / 55.7566; 37.6216Coordinates: 55°45′24″N 37°37′18″E / 55.7566°N 37.6216°E / 55.7566; 37.6216
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#3 Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typePylon station
Depth33.6 metres (110 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
ArchitectAlexey Dushkin
Architectural styleStalinist Architecture, Socialist Realism
Other information
Station code045
History
Opened13 March 1938; 81 years ago (1938-03-13)
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
toward Khovrino
Zamoskvoretskaya line
Transfer at: Teatralnaya
toward Salaryevo
Sokolnicheskaya line
via Teatralnaya platform
Transfer at: Okhotny Ryad
Location
Ploshchad Revolyutsii is located in Central Moscow
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Ploshchad Revolyutsii
Ploshchad Revolyutsii
Location within Central Moscow
The transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line

Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Russian: Пло́щадь Револю́ции) is a station on the Moscow Metro, in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow. The station is named after Revolution Square, under which it is located. It is on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line.

History[edit]

When the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line was first built, the tracks from Ploshchad Revolyutsii extended westward to Aleksandrovsky Sad rather than Arbatskaya. When the westward extension of the line was completed in 1953, trains were rerouted through the new segment.

Architecture[edit]

The station opened in 1938, its architect was Alexey Dushkin. The station features red and yellow marble arches resting on low pylons faced with black Armenian marble. The spaces between the arches are partially filled by decorative ventilation grilles and ceiling tracery.

Sculptures[edit]

The station contains 76 statues in the socialist realism style. Each arch is flanked by a pair of bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren.

Transfers[edit]

From this station, passengers can transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line and Okhotny Ryad on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, but the latter can be reached only through Teatralnaya as there is no direct transfer.

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