Kakhovskaya (Metro)
Kakhovskaya is a station of the Moscow Metro
Moscow Metro
The Moscow Metro is a rapid transit system serving Moscow and the neighbouring town of Krasnogorsk. Opened in 1935 with one line and 13 stations, it was the first underground railway system in the Soviet Union. As of 2011, the Moscow Metro has 182 stations and its route length is . The system is...

's Kakhovskaya Line
Kakhovskaya Line
Kakhovskaya Line is a line of the Moscow Metro. Although the line was formed in 1995, all of the stations date to 1969 when they opened as part of the Zamoskvoretskaya Line. The Kakhovskaya Line is the only conventional line that lacks a full transfer to the ring...

. It was opened on 11 August 1969 as the southern terminus of the Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Zamoskvoretskaya Line
Zamoskvoretskaya Line , formerly Gorkovsko-Zamoskvoretskaya , is a line of the Moscow Metro. Opened in 1938, chronologically it became the third line. There are twenty stations on the Zamoskvoretskaya line, and it spans , roughly crossing Moscow in a north-south direction. A normal trip along the...

, and from 1983 until 1995 was the terminus of the Kahovskaya branch of this line. Since the detachment of the present Kakhovskaya Line in 1995, the station has been its western terminus.

The station was designed by architects Nikolay Demchinsky and Yuliya Kolesnikova. The station's design is that of a standard 1960s Moscow pillar-trispan "sorokonozhka" (centipede). With two rows of 40 concrete octagonal pillars faced with brown marble. The wall is laid with gret granite and labradorite, as well as asphalt on the platform edge. The station's walls are covered with white ceramic tiles with a pink socle near the tracks. In addition to that the station features a set of metallic plates depicting various episodes from the Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
The Russian Civil War was a multi-party war that occurred within the former Russian Empire after the Russian provisional government collapsed to the Soviets, under the domination of the Bolshevik party. Soviet forces first assumed power in Petrograd The Russian Civil War (1917–1923) was a...

 (artists and sculptors: V.Gorchakov, L.Soshinskaya, V.Karpov).

The station is located on the Kakhovka Square, where several roads meet up including the Azovskaya Street, Chongarsky Boulevard and the Kakhovka Street. The station's eastern vestibule is located underneath it, with subways exiting to the square, whilst the western vestibule is located under the Chongarsky Boulevard. In 1983, the station Sevastopolskaya of the Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line
Serpukhovsko-Timiryazevskaya Line
Serpukhovsko–Timiryazevskaya Line , sometimes colloquially referred to as Grey Line , is a line of the Moscow Metro. Originally opened in 1983, it was extended throughout the 1980s and early 90s and again in the early 2000s...

 was constructed. This necessitated an arrangement for a transfer provision. Two staircases were opened up descending to the lower station that is located perpendicular to Kakhovskaya.

Behind the station is a set of reversal sidings that are used for train reversal and nighttime stands. In the distant future it is likely that when the second ring project takes off the first eastward extension would from Kakhovskaya to either Kaluzhskaya or Noviye Cheryomushki of the Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya Line
The Kaluzhsko–Rizhskaya Line is a line of the Moscow Metro, that originally existed as two separate radial lines, Rizhskaya and Kaluzhskaya opened in 1958 and 1962, respectively. Only in 1971 were they united into a single line as the central section connecting the stations Oktyabrskaya to Prospekt...

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