Zhytomyrska (Kiev Metro)
|Kiev Metro station|
|Owned by||Kiev Metro|
|Depth||10 m (33 ft)|
|Opened||24 May 2003|
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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