Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Moscow Metro)

One of the most famous stations of the Moscow Metro, in the Tverskoy District of central Moscow

Ploshchad Revolyutsii metro station
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The station is named after Revolution Square, under which it is located. It is located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line.

Ploshchad Revolyutsii
pinterest button Ploshchad Revolyutsii A.Savin, CC BY-SA 3.0

History

When the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line was first built, the tracks from Ploshchad Revolyutsii extended westward to Aleksandrovsky Sad rather than Arbatskaya.

Stamp of the Soviet Union, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, 1938
pinterest button Stamp of the Soviet Union, Ploshchad Revolyutsii, 1938 Post of the Soviet Union, CC BY-SA 3.0

When the westward extension of the line was completed in 1953, trains were rerouted through the new segment.

Architecture

The station opened in 1938, its architect was Alexey Dushkin. The station features red and yellow marble arches resting on low pylons faced with black Armenian marble.

Bronze sculpture by Matvey Manizer
pinterest button Bronze sculpture by Matvey Manizer скульптор: Матвей Манизер, фото: Monk, GNU 1.2

The spaces between the arches are partially filled by decorative ventilation grilles and ceiling tracery.

Each arch is flanked by a pair of bronze sculptures by Matvey Manizer depicting the people of the Soviet Union, including soldiers, farmers, athletes, writers, aviators, industrial workers, and schoolchildren. There are a total of 76 sculptures in the station.

The transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line
pinterest button The transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line Andreykor, CC0 1.0

Transfers

From this station passengers can transfer to Teatralnaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya Line and Okhotny Ryad on the Sokolnicheskaya Line, though the latter can only be reached through Teatralnaya as there is no direct transfer.

Useful Information

Ploshchad Revolyutsii metro station
Russian: Пло́щадь Револю́ции

Admission

ticket: 50 Roubles

Opening hours

  • West entry: 5:30–1:00
  • East entry: 6:30–22:30

Contacts

Ploshchad Revolyutsii (Revolution Square), Moscow
Москва, Площадь ревлюции

Line(s) 3  Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typePylon station
Depth33.6 metres (110 ft)
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Other information
Station code045
History
Opened13 March 1938
Services
Preceding station Moscow Metro Following station
Arbatskaya toward  Pyatnitskoye Shosse Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line Kurskaya toward  Shchyolkovskaya
Tverskaya toward  Rechnoy Vokzal Zamoskvoretskaya Line Transfer at: Teatralnaya Novokuznetskaya toward  Alma-Atinskaya
Biblioteka Imeni Lenina toward  Troparyovo Sokolnicheskaya Line via Teatralnaya platform Transfer at: Okhotny Ryad Lubyanka toward  Bulvar Rokossovskogo