It owes its name to the production plant for the Russian army nearby. It was built so deep that only the ascent or descent with the escalators takes 5 minutes. That’s where it is.
The DEEPEST METRO STATION in the world: practically an UNDERGROUND SKYSCRAPER
# The metro with the deepest station is in Ukraine: “Arsenal’na” goes down to 105 meters
It is located on the Svyatošyns’ko-Brovars’ka Line of the Ukrainian capital, the deepest station in the world. Arsenalna was inaugurated together with the first section of the metro, it goes down to a depth of 105.5 meters due to the geography of Kiev, where the right bank of the Nipro River rises above the rest of the city. Basically it is an underground skyscraper.
# The escalator ride takes 5 minutes
The station has a small anteroom directly connected to the escalator tunnel, the ride of which is one of the longest in the world: at least five minutes are required to get on or off. It is so deep that it requires multiple escalators and corridors just to reach it.
# It owes its name to the production plant for the Russian army “Arsenal Factory”
The station was completed in 1960 and was named after the nearby Kyiv Arsenal Factory, founded in the 18th century as a manufacturing plant for the Russian army. Initially the station was built as a temporary stop on the long route before crossing the Nipro, and then became definitive.
# The pylons at the base of the arches inside the station are decorative only
The architecture features impressive pylons that remind commuters of the tons of earth and water above their heads, but they are only a reminder as they exist purely as decoration despite the fact that they were envisaged in the initial project as royal supports.