Akademicheskaya (Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line)

Akademicheskaya (Russian: Академи́ческая, IPA: [ɐkədʲɪˈmʲitɕɪskəjə],English: Academy's) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line. It is named for the several Akademichesky Proyezd streets formerly located nearby, which were themselves named after the Russian Academy of Sciences but have all been renamed since. Akademicheskaya opened on October 13, 1962, and was designed by Yuliya Kolesnikova, Petukhova, and Fokina. Built to the relatively new pillar-trispan design (aka Sorokonozhka, centipede), which became prevalent in the 1960s due to its low construction costs. The station has white marble pillars accented with a stripe of black marble near the top. The walls, originally faced with white tile with four horizontal blue stripes, were re-covered in 2003 with similarly coloured aluminium planes for a cleaner, more modern look.

Akademicheskaya

Академическая
Moscow Metro station
Akad YuVyh.JPG
General information
LocationAkademichesky District
South-Western Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°41′16″N 37°34′24″E / 55.6877°N 37.5733°E / 55.6877; 37.5733Coordinates: 55°41′16″N 37°34′24″E / 55.6877°N 37.5733°E / 55.6877; 37.5733
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 67, 119, 121, 142, 196, 218, 218k, 786
Construction
Depth8.5 metres (28 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code101
History
Opened13 October 1962; 59 years ago (1962-10-13)
Passengers
200224,601,000
Services
Preceding station Moscow Metro Following station
Profsoyuznaya Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Leninsky Prospekt
towards Medvedkovo
Location
Akademicheskaya is located in Moscow Metro
Akademicheskaya
Akademicheskaya
Location within Moscow Metro

The entrances to the station are located around Ho Chi Minh Square, at the intersection of Profsoyuznaya and Dmitriy Ulyanov streets. Currently the station serves 67,400 passengers daily.

Platform of Akademicheskaya