Ploshcha Lyenina (Minsk Metro)

Ploshcha Lyenina (Belarusian: Плошча Леніна; Russian: Площадь Ленина; "Lenin Square") is a Minsk Metro station.

Ploshcha Lyenina
Minsk Metro sign logo.png Minsk Metro Station
Coordinates53°53′36″N 27°32′52″E / 53.8932°N 27.5478°E / 53.8932; 27.5478Coordinates: 53°53′36″N 27°32′52″E / 53.8932°N 27.5478°E / 53.8932; 27.5478
Owned byMinsk Metro
Line(s)Maskowskaya line Maskowskaya line
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Other information
Station code115
History
OpenedJune 26, 1984
Services
Preceding station   Minsk Metro   Following station
toward Uručča
Maskowskaya Line
toward Malinawka
Zelenaluzhskaya Line
Transfer at: Vakzaĺnaja
Terminus

OverviewEdit

The station, opened on June 24, 1984 is part of the Maskowskaya Line and serves the main railway station of the city: Minsk Passazhirsky.

From 1992 to 2003 the station has been called "Ploshcha Nyezalyezhnastsi" (lit: Independence Square), but later the original name of the station was restored. According to head of technical department of the Minsk subway, the official decision to rename the station "Lenin Square" to "Independence Square" was never taken, there were only verbal instructions of government.

It is a transfer station to the Vakzaĺnaja station on the Zelenaluzhskaya line.

It is one of three on the Minsk Metro to have been built with an entrance in an existing building, the other two being Kastryčnickaja and Kupalaŭskaja.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert (2004). "Minsk". UrbanRail.net. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)