File:Hidropark metro station Kiev 2011 01.jpg

metro station in Kiev, Ukraine

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons category: Hidropark Metro Station

Geographical coordinates: 50.445833333 30.576666666


English Hydropark (Kiev Metro)

Hydropark (Ukrainian: Гiдропарк) is a station on the Kiev Metro's Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line.

It opened on November 5, 1965 as part of the construction of the Brovarsky radius. The station is situated on the Venetsiansky Island right next to Hydropark. Unpopulated and not used for housing, it was transformed by the station into a summer resort for Kievans when it fell in between the future line to Darnytsia and the new Brovary avenue that ran parallel to it.

Such planning is explained in the seasonal operation timetable which make the station rather distinctive. During the summer months it receives quite a moderate passenger traffic, particularly on weekends and public holidays. During the winter months there have been known instances when not a person would get on or off the station for whole weeks. There have even been attempts for the station to be skipped during peak hours.

In its appearance, the station is a typical example of the 1960s policy on Soviet public architecture. In fact, the station demonstrates its fully, minimise costs, simplicity (hence being surface level) and astetic appearance (architects I.Maslenkov and V.Bohdanovsky). A lone grey granite faced platform with a concrete hinged roof is supported by green ceramic tiled pillars. The only decoration that prevents the station from losing its face completely are small ceramic flower motifes on the top of the pillars. Entrances and exits come from two vestibules that are located under the platform and connected with large subways that run underneath the station and the Brovary avenue.

A unique feature of the station is that in addition, it has a second southern platform that would have allowed a quicker unload of passengers from the centrebound areas. However, its use has been discontinued in 1985 and in turn a second, western vestibule was built in 1990. However, during the winter months it is closed and the space is used otherwise.

Source: Hydropark (Kiev Metro)

Polish Hidropark

Hidropark (ukr. Гiдропарк) – jedna ze stacji kijowskiego metra na linii Swjatoszynśko-Browarśkiej. Została otwarta 5 listopada 1965 roku, jako część rozbudowy linii do rejonu Browarskiego. Stacja znajduje się na wyspie Hidropark. Bezludna i nie wykorzystywana do zabudowy, została zwerbowaniona przez stację w letnisko dla Kijowian, gdy otwarto linię do rejonu darnyckiego i nowej alei Browarnej, biegnącej równolegle do niej.

Source: Hidropark

Russian Гидропарк (станция метро)

«Гидропа́рк» (укр. «Гідропа́рк») — 8-я станция Киевского метрополитена. Расположена на Святошинско-Броварской линии, между станциями «Днепр» и «Левобережная».

Source: Гидропарк (станция метро)

Ukrainian Гідропарк (станція метро)

«Гідропа́рк» — 8-ма станція Київського метрополітену. Розташована на Святошинсько-Броварській лінії між станціями «Дніпро» і «Лівобережна», на Венеціанському острові. Відкрита 5 листопада 1965 року. Станція «Гідропарк» наземна, має два виходи сполучених з підземними переходами під лінією метро.

Source: Гідропарк (станція метро)

Italian Hidropark (metropolitana di Kiev)

Hidropark (in ucraino:Гідропарк) è una stazione della Linea Svjatošyns'ko-Brovars'ka, la linea 1 della Metropolitana di Kiev. È stata inaugurata il 5 novembre 1965.

Source: Hidropark (metropolitana di Kiev)

zh 水公園站 (基輔地鐵)


Source: 水公園站 (基輔地鐵)

Referenced from

adjacent stationDnipro
adjacent stationLivoberezhna
be Гідрапаркde U-Bahnhof Gidroparkit Gidroparkka გიდროფარკky Гідропаркru Гидропаркuk Гідропаркzh 水公園站be-tarask Гідрапарк (станцыя мэтро)
Image from Wikimedia Commons under CC BY-SA 3.0 by AMY (talk) 21:38, 8 January 2012 (UTC)