Piața Victoriei metro station

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Piața Victoriei
Trains at Piata Victoriei.jpg
The upper deck (M2 platforms) in 2009
LocationVictory Square
Sector 1, Bucharest
Romania
Platforms3 – Island platform for the M1 line, side platforms for the M2 line
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
Opened24 October 1987 (M2)
17 August 1989 (M3, currently M1)
Services
Preceding station   Bucharest Metro   Following station
toward Dristor
Line M1
toward Republica
toward Berceni
Line M2
toward Pipera

Piața Victoriei is a metro station in Piața Victoriei (Victory Square), central Bucharest. It is near the Victoria Palace, the headquarters of the Romanian government. The metro station consists of two parts, set on different levels:

  • Piața Victoriei 1, serving Line M2, is above;
  • Piața Victoriei 2, serving Line M1, is below.

Along with Piața Unirii, the Piața Victoriei station is one of the busiest metro stations in Bucharest.

The station was opened in two stages: Piața Victoriei 1 on 24 October 1987 as part of the M2 extension from Piața Unirii to Pipera; Piața Victoriei 2 on 17 August 1989 as part of the then M3 line from Gara de Nord to Dristor, which later became the terminal section of the M1 line.[1]

The station was the setting for many parts of the documentary Children Underground.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "București". www.urbanrail.net.
  2. ^ Ramsey, Nancy (30 June 2002). "A Story of Hope and Horror on Romania's Streets". Televisio/Radio. The New York Times. sec. 2, p. 25. Retrieved 2021-02-13.

Coordinates: 44°27′06″N 26°05′14″E / 44.45157°N 26.08713°E / 44.45157; 26.08713