Dubrovka (Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line)

Dubrovka (Russian: Дубровка) is a station on the Moscow Metro's Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line. Originally the station was to open along with the first stage of the Lyublinsky radius in 1995. However, it could not be opened because of problems with building an escalator tunnel in tough hydrological conditions. However, as the station is in the middle of an industrial zone, due to the economic difficulties of the late 1990s that hit Russia, most of these recently privatised industries were very short of finances and their production output was likewise stalled. This was enough to prevent additional heating of the frozen earth and finally on 11 December 1999 the Moscow's mayor Yury Luzhkov opened the station. At a depth of 62.5 metres the station became the deepest in Moscow (until being beaten by Park Pobedy in 2003). The station in its design is identical to its neighbour Krestyanskaya Zastava where both are wall-columned with no underplatform service spaces.


Moscow Metro station
Dubrovka metro station.jpg
LocationYuzhnoportovy District
South-Eastern Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°43′07″N 37°40′34″E / 55.7186°N 37.6760°E / 55.7186; 37.6760Coordinates: 55°43′07″N 37°40′34″E / 55.7186°N 37.6760°E / 55.7186; 37.6760
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#10 Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus: 9, 99, 186, 701
Trolleybus: 26
Tram: 12, 20, 40, 43
Depth62 metres (203 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code161
Opened11 December 1999; 21 years ago (1999-12-11)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
toward Seligerskaya
Lyublinsko–Dmitrovskaya line
toward Zyablikovo
  Out-of-station interchange  
anticlockwise / outer
Moscow Central Circle
Transfer at: Dubrovka
clockwise / inner
Dubrovka is located in Moscow Metro
Location within Moscow Metro

With no solid theme, the station (work of architects Ye.Barsky, V.Fillipov and S.Belyakova) is decorated with bright monochromatic marble on the columns and walls. The floor is covered in red and black granite. The station is decorated by a bright mosaic in the end of the central hall (artist Zurab Tsereteli). The vestibule of the station is interlinked with a subway network under the Sharikopodshipnikovskaya street, with modern glazed metal and concrete pavilions. The average passenger traffic is 14,400 people per day. Behind the station there is a piston junction used for emergency reversals of trains.


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