Leninsky Prospekt (Moscow Metro)

Leninsky Prospekt (Russian: Ленинский проспект English: Lenin Avenue) is a station on the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It was built in 1962 to a variant of the standard column tri-span design, which included a more vaulted central span. The pillars are faced with white marble with a strip of gray at the base and the outer walls are tiled. The original metal light fixtures still run the length of each platform span were replaced in 2004 with more utilitarian fluorescent fixtures. The architects of the station are A. Strelkov, Nina Alexandrovna Aleshin, Yuriy Vdovin, V. Polikarpov and A. Marova.

Leninsky Prospekt

Ленинский проспект
Moscow Metro station
Len Prosp Antares 02.jpg
General information
LocationGagarinsky District
Donskoy District
South-Western Administrative Okrug
Southern Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°42′28″N 37°35′10″E / 55.7077°N 37.5861°E / 55.7077; 37.5861Coordinates: 55°42′28″N 37°35′10″E / 55.7077°N 37.5861°E / 55.7077; 37.5861
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#6 Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line
ConnectionsBus: 111, 144, 144к, 196, 317, 553, м1
Trolleybus: 4, 7, м4
Tram: 14, 39
Depth16 metres (52 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code100
Opened13 October 1962; 59 years ago (1962-10-13)
Preceding station Логотип метро в системе бренда московского транспорта.svg Moscow Metro Following station
Akademicheskaya Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya line Shabolovskaya
towards Medvedkovo
Out-of-station interchange
anticlockwise / outer
Moscow Central Circle
transfer at Ploshchad Gagarina
clockwise / inner
Leninsky Prospekt is located in Moscow Metro
Leninsky Prospekt
Leninsky Prospekt
Location within Moscow Metro

Leninsky Prospekt has two entrances, interlinked with subways on the east side of the Leninsky Avenue after which it was named and with exists also to both sides of the Yuri Gagarin Square.

Currently the station serves 61,600 passengers daily. In the middle of a platform there is a staircase allowing transfer to Ploschad Gagarina station of the Moscow Central Circle. Since the station was built, and until recently, this staircase was a unique feature of the station, that led nowhere for years. The staircase was intended to be a part of this transfer since inception, but even though passenger service on the Moscow Little Ring Railway was in planning since 1960s, the preparatory works for that only began in the 21st century, and the transfer only opened for passengers on 10 September 2016, more than 50 years later.

Station platform of Leninsky Prospekt