Arsenalna is a Metro station on the Red Line. It opened in 1960 and is named after the Kiev Arsenal Factory, founded in the 18th century as a production facility for the Russian army.
Just over 105 metres below ground, it is the deepest underground station in the world. This is due to geography. The station entrance lies at top of a steep valley next to the Dnieper River. The adjacent station, Dnipro, lies just above ground level close the river bank. In order avoid a steep descent, the Arsenalna had to be built on the same level.
To travel to the platforms passengers need to take two escalators. Going down from the entrance takes around 5 minutes.
Arsenalna Metro Station is convenient for those visiting Mariinsky Park and Shooters nightclub.
Pechersk Lavra (the Caves Monastery), Mystetski Arsenal (Art Arsenal), and Rodina Mat can also be reached from here (10 – 15 minute walk).
Adjacent stations on the Red Line are Khreshchatyk, in the city centre, and Dnipro.