Kiyevskaya (Filyovskaya line)
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Kiyevskaya (Russian: Киевская) is a station on the Filyovskaya line of the Moscow Metro (though it was originally part of the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line). It initially opened in 1937 and closed in 1953 when the new Kiyevskaya station, intended to replace it, was completed. Due to a change of plans, however, it reopened after only five years as part of the new Filyovskaya line. The original architect was Dmitry Chechulin.
|Moscow Metro station|
Western Administrative Okrug
|Owned by||Moskovsky Metropoliten|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Structure type||Shallow column station, triple-span|
|Depth||8.7 metres (29 ft)|
|Opened||20 March 1937|
|Closed||5 April 1953to 7 November 1958|
Kiyevskaya features tall, octagonal pillars topped with elaborate capitals. The pillars were originally faced with Armenian onyx, but this was replaced with yellowish Gazgan marble after ten years. The platform is intricately patterned with Ukrainian designs executed in red, white, and gray granite. The three rows of circular ceiling coffers originally housed incandescent light fixtures but these were abandoned in favor of the current three-bladed fluorescent lamps in the 1960s.