Smolenskaya (Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line)

Smolenskaya (Russian: Смоленская) is a station on the Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow Metro. It was built in 1953 to replace an older station of the same name, though that one was later reopened as part of the Filyovskaya line. The two stations are not connected.


Moscow Metro station
Metro MSK Line3 Smolenskaya.jpg
General information
LocationArbat District
Central Administrative Okrug
Coordinates55°44′51″N 37°34′56″E / 55.7474°N 37.5823°E / 55.7474; 37.5823Coordinates: 55°44′51″N 37°34′56″E / 55.7474°N 37.5823°E / 55.7474; 37.5823
Owned byMoskovsky Metropoliten
Line(s)#3 Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typePylon station
Depth50 metres (160 ft)
Platform levels1
Other information
Station code043
Opened5 April 1953; 69 years ago (1953-04-05)
9 July 2021; 10 months ago (2021-07-09) (reopening)
Closed22 February 2020; 2 years ago (2020-02-22)
Preceding station   Moscow Metro   Following station
Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line
Smolenskaya is located in Central Moscow
Central Moscow metro lines.svg
Location within Central Moscow

Smolenskaya has square, white marble columns with fluted corners, decorative cornices, and ventilation grilles concealed behind ornamental sconces. At the end of the platform is a bas-relief by G.I. Motovilov entitled "The Defenders of Russia," which depicts soldiers of the Red Army in battle. The architects of the station were Igor Rozhin and G. P. Yakovlev. At 50 m below the surface, Smolenskaya was the deepest station on the line until Park Pobedy opened in 2003.

From 22 February 2020 to 9 July 2021, the station was closed for reconstruction due to the replacement of escalators.[1][2]

There is no direct transfer to Smolenskaya planned, but there is an out-of-system transfer to it. A direct transfer to Plyushchika on the Kalininsko-Solntsevskaya line is planned.



  1. ^ "В Москве с 22 февраля закроют станцию "Смоленская" для ремонта" (in Russian). РИА Новости. 2020-02-05. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  2. ^ "Четыре станции московского метро получат в 2017 году усовершенствованные эскалаторы". РИА Недвижимость. 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2017-07-04.

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