Zhytomyrska (Kiev Metro)

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Zhytomyrska
KyivMetroLogo.png Kiev Metro station
Zhytomyrska metro station Kiev 2010 01.jpg
Coordinates 50°27′21″N 30°21′51″E / 50.45583°N 30.36417°E / 50.45583; 30.36417Coordinates: 50°27′21″N 30°21′51″E / 50.45583°N 30.36417°E / 50.45583; 30.36417
Owned by Kiev Metro
Line(s) Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type underground
Depth 10 m (33 ft)
Platform levels 1
Other information
Station code 111
History
Opened 24 May 2003
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Kiev Metro   Following station
Terminus
Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
toward Lisova

Zhytomyrska (Ukrainian: Житомирська) is a Kiev Metro station on Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line. The station was opened on 24 May 2003 as part of the westward extension of the Sviatoshynsky radius along with its neighbour Akademmistechko.

Designed by the architects V.Gnevyshev, T.Tselikovskaya and N.Aleshkin, the station was the first on the line to be built to a single-vault design "walls in earth", i.e. where the walls of the station pit are incorporated into the design, and the main vault rests on top of them, thus saving time and resources for construction.

In its decoration, marble is used on the walls (white and red) and on the floor. Lighting comes from suspended fluorescent tubes, and the station features catamaran-style rises on the walls where the station name is displayed.

Presently the station is the most westwards on the main Peremohy Avenue, and is only a few kilometres from Kiev's circular motorway separating the city and Kiev Oblast. The avenue then becomes the M17 (E40) intercity motorway and continues westwards into Western Ukraine including the city of Zhytomyr (for which the station is named). As a result, it receives a moderate passenger traffic from the regional areas.

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