Arbatskaya is a station on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line of the Moscow Metro. It is located between Ploshchad Revolyutsii and Smolenskaya stations. The design of the station is a three-vaulted pylon deep.
It was opened on April 5, 1953 as part of the Ploshchad Revolyutsii – Kyiv section. The station has the status of an identified object of cultural heritage. It got its name along Arbat Street, as well as the Arbatskaya station on the Filyovskaya line. The station is part of the largest transfer hub in Moscow and has transitions to the stations: Biblioteka imeni Lenina on the Sokolnicheskaya line, Aleksandrovsky Sad on the Filyovskaya line and Borovitskaya on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line.
In the 1980s, the vestibule was built into the new building of the General Staff of the USSR Ministry of Defense (later – the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation). The entrance and exit, located on the facade towards the Arbat, were moved towards Vozdvizhenka street. In 1986, a passage was built from the center of the hall to the Borovitskaya station.
The station was built according to a special project: in comparison with the typical one, the tunnels are brought closer together, the cross section of the pylons is reduced, the central hall is elliptical in cross section. The length of the underground hall is 220 meters – this is the second longest station after Vorobyovy Gory. Architects: L. M. Polyakov, V. V. Pelevin, Yu. P. Zenkevich with the participation of A. G. Rochegov.
The interior of the station belongs to the “Moscow baroque” style, which was formed as a result of the synthesis of Russian architecture of the 17th century.
The location of the station in close proximity to the Kremlin determined the nature of its architecture in the style of Russian architecture. The architects used the technique of weaving parabolic arches, which are thrown across the station and bear the brunt of vaults with small arches.
The depth of the station is 41 meters. Height above sea level – 103 meters. The daily passenger traffic of the station was 49,130 people.
The opening time of the station for the entry of passengers is 5 hours 30 minutes, the closing time is at 1 am.
Address: Moscow, Vozdvizhenka, 14/1.