Kurskaya metro station (Koltsevaya Line)

Kurskaya is a station on the Moscow Metro’s Koltsevaya Line. It is located on the territory of the Basmanny District of the Central Administrative District of Moscow. It is located under the square of the Kursk railway Station between the stations “Komsomolskaya Koltsevaya” and “Taganskaya Koltsevaya.”

The Kurskaya station is one of the two largest stations of the Moscow Metro (together with Komsomolskaya Koltsevaya).

The station has two vestibules: the northern (underground) one, combined with the Kurskaya line of the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, and the southern (underground), combined with the Chkalovskaya line.

The design of the station is a columnar, three-vaulted, deep-laid structure. Depth – 40 meters.

The design used a prefabricated cast-iron lining. The central vaults of the side tunnel each rest on their row of columns installed side by side. In the central part of the station, near the staircase to the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya line, the columns have been replaced by pylons.

The central hall resembles the ancient Roman hall of the basilica type. The pylons and columns of the Doric order are covered with light koelga marble. The design of the chandeliers echoes the ancient Roman chandelier lamps, reminiscent of the sun from below. The flooring is red and gray granite. Large geometric patterns were made on the floor. The authors of the station project, architects G. A. Zakharov and Z. S. Chernysheva, were awarded the Stalin Prize. Narrow metal friezes with filigree ornaments run along the entire length at the bases of the vault of the central hall.

Ground public transport

At this station, you can transfer to the following routes of urban passenger transport:

Buses: 024, 40, B
Trams: 4, 32, 45

Direct entrance to the Kursky railway station.

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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