Lybidska (Ukrainian: Либідська) is a metro station located below the Dzerzhynska Square. It was the southmost terminus on Kiev Metro's Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line from 1984 till 2010 for 26 years. The station was opened on December 30, 1984. It was designed by V.I.Ezhov, A.S. Krushynskyi, T.A. Tselikovska. Lybidska was one of the busiest metro terminus because many bus and Marshrutka routes connected the commuters from further oblast where lacking cover by the system. But this was changed on December 15, 2010, when the Holosiivska extension was inaugurated.

Originally this station was named as Dzerzhynska (Ukrainian: Дзержинська), after Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, communist politician of the Soviet Union. After the fall of Soviet Union, in the beginning of the 1990s, the station was renamed "Lybidska" after the name of a nearby river - Lybid'.

The station was not planned to be built, because the surrounding area was not a big residential area or transport junction. But, because of underground waters, which complicated construction of following stations, it was proposed to build "Lybidska" as a temporary terminus. However, the extension of the line southwards stretched for more than 15 years. The situation became catastrophic - station was excessively impacted, especially during rush-hours.

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