Komsomolskaya is a station on the Sokolnicheskaya Line of the Moscow Metro. It is located in the Krasnoselsky district of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It is situated between Krasnoselskaya and Krasnye Vorota stations.
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. Since January 30, 1952, it has been connected by a transfer to the station of the same name on the Circle Line. It was named after Komsomolskaya Square, which it overlooks.
The square was named in 1933 in connection with the 15th anniversary of the Komsomol. Previously, the square was called Kalanchevskaya – after the royal palace with a high tower – a tower that existed here in the 17th century.
On March 15, 1941, the station was awarded the Stalin Prize of the 1st Degree.
There are two ground vestibules. One of them is in the building of the Kazan railway station. The other one (opened in 1952), combined with the vestibule of the Komsomolskaya station on the Koltsevaya line, overlooks Komsomolskaya Square and is located between the buildings of the Yaroslavsky and Leningradsky railway stations.
The station’s design is a three-span shallow column (laying depth – 8 meters). The station has 23 pairs of columns.
The pitch of the columns is 7 meters. The station has an unusual design: since the station was initially supposed to have a large passenger flow, pedestrian galleries were built along the entire hall above the tracks to distribute passengers evenly.
Each of the two balconies has a row of 45 columns.
The track walls are lined with light yellow ceramic tiles. The floor is paved with gray and red granite, and the pedestrian galleries-balconies above the tracks are covered with ceramic tiles (originally, the coating was asphalt). The columns, square in section, are lined with golden-yellow Chorgun marble. The capitals of the columns are decorated with the bronze emblem of the Communist Youth International (KIM), emphasizing the contribution of the Komsomol members of the 1930s to the construction of the subway.
Ground public transport
At this station, you can transfer to the following routes of urban passenger transport:
Buses: 40, s633, t14, t41, n15.
Trams: 7, 13, 37, 50.
Direct entrance to Kazansky railway station.