Elektrozavodskaya (Электрозаводская, literally "Electric Factory"), located on the Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, is one of the most spectacular and better-known stations on the Moscow Metro. Aptly named for a nearby electric bulb plant, Elektrozavodskaya's defining feature is the ceiling, which is almost completely covered by six rows of circular incandescent inset lamps- 318 in all. In keeping with the electrical theme, the inside of the vestibule is decorated with portraits of pioneers in electricity and electrical engineering: William Gilbert, Benjamin Franklin, Mikhail Lomonosov, Michael Faraday, Pavel Yablochkov, and Alexander Popov.
The platform is relatively short, with only six white marble pylons on each side. The inward-facing sides of the pylons are decorated with bas-reliefs by G.I. Motovilov depicting the Soviet Union’s industrial and agricultural workers. The outside faces have sconces and decorative metal grilles depicting the hammer and sickle. The design, which was the work of Igor Rozhin and V.G. Gelfreikh, won a USSR State Prize. Elektrozavodskaya opened in 1944.
The metro station is currently closed for upgrades and is due to reopen in December 2008. A bus runs between Elektrozavodskaya and Semyonovskaya station approximately 1.5 kilometers away. The fare is 19 rubles per ride if you purchase your ticket on the bus, but is cheaper if you purchase tickets from kiosks located near the metro.