Alekseyevskaya (Moscow Metro)

Alekseyevskaya (Russian: Алексе́евская, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsʲeɪfskəjə]) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line. It serves Alexeyevsky District. The station's round entrance is located on the east side of Prospekt Mira between Staroalexeyevskaya and Novoalexeyevskaya streets. From its opening in 1958 to 1966 the station was known as "Mir" (Russian: Мир) and thus bore the shortest name in the history of the Moscow Metro.[1]

Alekseyevskaya

Алексеевская
Moscow Metro station
Moscow Metro Alekseyevskaya asv2018-09.jpg
General information
LocationAlekseyevsky District
North-Eastern Administrative Okrug
Moscow
Russia
Coordinates55°48′32″N 37°38′20″E / 55.8088°N 37.6390°E / 55.8088; 37.6390Coordinates: 55°48′32″N 37°38′20″E / 55.8088°N 37.6390°E / 55.8088; 37.6390
Owned byMoscow Metro
Line(s)#6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line
Platforms1
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus: 85, 714
Trolleybus: 9, 14, 37, 48
Construction
Depth51 metres (167 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code091
History
Opened1 May 1958; 64 years ago (1958-05-01)
Previous namesMir (1958–1966)
Scherbakovskaya (1966–1990)
Passengers
200219,783,000
Services
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya line
toward Medvedkovo
Location
Alekseyevskaya is located in Moscow Metro
Alekseyevskaya
Alekseyevskaya
Location within Moscow Metro

HistoryEdit

It was designed by S. Kravets, Yu. Kolesnikova, and G. Golubev and opened on 1 May 1958. The station was originally planned to be as heavily decorated as previous stations, but the design was modified due to Khrushchev's opposition to unnecessary decorative elements. As a result, Alexeyevskaya has surprisingly clean lines for a station built in the 1950s. Its octagonal pylons are white marble with green stripes, and the arches, ceiling, and ventilation grilles are painted white. Lighting comes from restrained yet elegant chandeliers.

The station was originally named Mir, but was changed to Scherbakovskaya in 1966 in honor of Aleksandr Shcherbakov, a founding member of the Union of Soviet Writers. In November 1990, the city renamed the station Alekseyevskaya for the historical settlement of Alekseyevskoye, which once belonged to Prince Dmitry Troubetskoy.[2]

 
Alekseyevskaya platform

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Алексеевская (станция метро, Москва)", Википедия (in Russian), 2019-03-23, retrieved 2019-04-10
  2. ^ "Какие станции московского метро были переименованы и почему?" (in Russian). Argumenty i Fakty. 2014-10-04.