Biblioteka imeni Lenina metro station

Biblioteka imeni Lenina (Lenin Library) is a station on the Sokolnicheskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It is located between the Okhotny Ryad and Kropotkinskaya stations. It is located on the territory of the Tverskoy district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It is one of the stations of the four-station transfer hub “Alexandrovsky Garden – Arbatskaya (Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line) – Biblioteka imeni Lenina – Borovitskaya”.

Located under Mokhovaya Street, parallel to the complex of buildings of the State Library.

The station was opened on May 15, 1935 as part of the first launch section of the Moscow Metro of 13 stations – Sokolniki – Park Kultury with a branch line Okhotny Ryad – Smolenskaya.

In 1937, a passage was built to the Komintern Street station (now Aleksandrovsky Sad). Thus, the station is one of the first two interchange stations of the Moscow Metro. In 1946 the crossing was reconstructed. In 1953, an entrance hall and an escalator passage from the Arbatskaya station were added to it.

The station was named after the Russian State Library located here (until 1992 – the State Library of the USSR named after V. I. Lenin) – the largest library in the country.

The design of the station is single-vaulted, shallow (laying depth – 12 meters). The first single-vault metro station in Moscow. It was built according to an individual project by a mountain method with a monolithic concrete finish. The landing hall is covered with a single vault (such a design was first used at this station). The thickness of the soil above the vault is only 2-3.5 meters. The length of the station is 160 meters, the horizontal section of the station is 19.8 meters, the transverse section is 11.7 meters.

In the eastern entrance hall there is a mosaic portrait of V. I. Lenin (artist G. I. Opryshko, 1964), which is a mirror copy of a watercolor by artist N. A. Andreev of 1922.

At this station, there is a transfer to the following routes of urban passenger transport: Buses – m1, m2, m6, m7, m9, e10, n2, n11.

The passenger flow through the station vestibules is about 14,850 people per day. The opening time of the station for the entry of passengers is at 5.30 am, the closing time of the station is at 1 am.

Nearest attractions: Arbat streetNew Arbat AvenueChurch of Simeon Stolpnik on PovarskayaKhudozhestvenny cinemaArseny Morozov’s mansionShakhovsky – Krause – Osipovsky’s mansionShchusev State Museum of ArchitectureRazumovsky-Sheremetev HouseRussian State LibraryVozdvizhenka Street, Manezhnaya SquarePloschad Revolyutsii (square)State Duma building, Moskva hotelRed SquareTverskaya streetKremlin.

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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