Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Kyiv Metro)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Ukrainian: Майдан Незалежності, (About this soundlisten)) is a station on Kyiv Metro's Obolonsko–Teremkivska line. The station was opened on 17 December 1976, and is named after Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) on the Khreschatyk street. It was designed by N. Kolomiiets, I. Maslenkov, M. Syrkyn, and F. Zaremba.

Maidan Nezalezhnosti
KyivMetroLogo.png Kyiv Metro station
Maydan Nezalezhnosti metro station Kiev 2010 01.jpg
The Station Hall
LocationPecherskyi District
Kyiv
Ukraine
Coordinates50°27′00″N 30°31′28″E / 50.45000°N 30.52444°E / 50.45000; 30.52444Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 30°31′28″E / 50.45000°N 30.52444°E / 50.45000; 30.52444
Owned byKyiv Metro
Line(s)Obolonsko–Teremkivska line Obolonsko–Teremkivska line
Platforms1
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeunderground
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code217
History
Opened17 December 1976
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Kyiv Metro   Following station
towards Heroiv Dnipra
Obolonsko–Teremkivska Line
towards Teremky
Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line
Transfer at: Khreshchatyk
towards Lisova

The station was formerly known as Ploscha Kalinina, but was renamed a year after its opening to Ploscha Zhovtnevoi revoliutsii (Ukrainian: Площа Жовтневої революції). Maidan Nezalezhnosti forms a station complex with a transfer section with the neighbouring Khreschatyk station on the Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line.

The station is laid deep underground and consists of a central hall with porticoes. The lamps which light the station are hidden in the niches between the columns and the walls.

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