Tarasa Shevchenka (Kiev Metro)

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Tarasa Shevchenka
Kyiv Metro logo.svg Kiev Metro station
Tarasa Shevchenka metro station Kiev 01.jpg
The Station Hall
Station statistics
Coordinates 50°28′23″N 30°30′19″E / 50.47306°N 30.50528°E / 50.47306; 30.50528Coordinates: 50°28′23″N 30°30′19″E / 50.47306°N 30.50528°E / 50.47306; 30.50528
Line(s) Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
Structure type underground
Levels 1
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1980-12-19
Electrified Yes
Station code 214
Owned by Kiev Metro
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
toward Teremky

Tarasa Shevchenka (Ukrainian: Тараса Шевченка) is a station on Kiev Metro's Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line. The station was opened on December 19, 1980 in the northern part of the historic Podil neighbourhood and is named after the famous Ukrainian poet, writer, and painter, Taras Shevchenko. It was designed by T.A. Tselikovska, A.S. Krushynskyi, and A. Pratsiuk.

The station is located shallow underground and consists of a central hall with rectangular marble pillars. The walls along the tracks have been finished with dark red marble and ceramic tiles with a plant motif. The lighting comes from large round lamps hanging from the ceiling. At the end of the hall is a white stone bust of Taras Shevchenko, surrounded through the same plant motif that is located on the station's walls. The station is accessible by passenger tunnels on the Mezhyhirska and the Olenivska Streets.

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