Kholodna Hora (Kharkiv Metro)

Kholodna Hora (Ukrainian: Холодна Гора, ; Russian: Холо́дная Гора́, meaning cold mountain) is a station on Kharkiv Metro's Kholodnohirsko–Zavodska Line. The station is the western terminus of the line and was opened on 23 August 1975. It is located under the Poltavsky Shosse, in the middle of the Kholodna Hora residential district in the western part of Kharkiv.

Kholodna Hora
Kharkiv Metro Station
General information
Coordinates49°58′58″N 36°10′58″E / 49.98278°N 36.18278°E / 49.98278; 36.18278
Owned byKharkiv Metro
Line(s) Kholodnohirsko-Zavodska Line
Structure typeunderground
Platform levels1
Opened23 August 1975
Preceding station Kharkiv Metro Following station
Terminus Kholodnohirsko-Zavodska Line Vokzalna
towards Industrialna
Station tunnel

Until 8 October 1995, the station and the street on which it is located were known as Vulytsia Sverdlova (Sverdlov Street). Also, a bas-relief portrait of communist leader Yakov Sverdlov was located on the station, later removed. Two relief composite architectural items, which depicted communist scenes from the Velikiy Oktiabr and the Triumph of the Revolution, are still located on the station.[citation needed][dubiousdiscuss]

The station is put low underground, is a pillar-trispan with many white marble columns. The floor of the station has been finished off with red granite. It was designed by V.A Spivachyk; engineered by P.A. Bochikashvili and N.D. Ivanova; and decorated by V.I. Lenchin, P.P Yurchenko, and I.P. Yastrebov.

The Kholodna Hora station has two vestibules that are directly connected to the station and two exits, which have pedestrian cross tunnels under the Poltavsky Shosse. The large amount of passenger traffic on the station is accounted for by the many bus routes passing nearby, the buses carrying passengers to the neighboring towns and villages.

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