Pushkinskaya metro station

Pushkinskaya is a station of the Moscow Metro on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line. Transfers connect it with the stations Tverskaya on the Zamoskvoretskaya line and Chekhovskaya on the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya line. It is in the Tverskoy District (CAO, Moscow), named after the square of the same name. It was opened on December 17, 1975, simultaneously with the Kuznetsky Most station as part of the section that connected the Zhdanovsky and Krasnopresnensky radius into a single line.

The station is a column, three-vaulted, deep, which has not been built in Moscow since the 1950s. The pitch of the columns is 5.25 m. The width of the middle hall is 8.2 m, the height is 6.25 m. Pushkinskaya has the greatest depth on the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya line (51 m).

Tall columns expanding towards the central and side halls form graceful arcades. Simple semi-cylindrical vaults rest on their common entablature. The arches are decorated with decorative friezes with relief images of palm branches and rosettes. The rhythm of the columns is broken by two stairway descents of the passage, which weakens the impression of monotony, according to the station’s authors. The entire station is designed in white colors.

The Pushkin theme in the design can be traced in the bright copper embossings located on the track walls – four on each. The coins are dedicated to Moscow (two coins), St. Petersburg, the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, the Mikhailovskoye estate, the poet’s grave in the Svyatogorsk monastery and the poet’s gift of poetry (two coins). Lines from the poet’s works accompany each image.

Chandeliers were made by V. A. Bubnov, who later became an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

Pushkinskaya is one of the busiest metro stations; according to 2020 data, about 500 thousand people use the station daily.

The Pushkinskaya station of the Tagansko-Krasnopresnenskaya Line is located between the Barrikadnaya and Kuznetsky Most stations. You can go to Pushkinskaya Square, Tverskaya Street, Strastnoy and Tverskoy Boulevards (parts of the Boulevard Ring) from the underground vestibules.

Ground public transport

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

Buses: m1, m5, m40, e30, s344, s511, n1, n12.

See also Moscow transport systemMoscow railwaysMoscow metro.

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