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Saint Petersburg

aka Leningrad, Northwestern Federal District, Russia


Date of opening15 Nov 1955
Network length113.5 km (70.54 mi)
Stations67 (59*)
Lines5
Stations per line13.40
Avg. station distance1,831 m (1.14 mi)
Avg. line length22.70 km (14.11 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 26 Dec 2012
According to Mr. Yuri Popov
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)2.15 million (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)19,000 (11,800)
Fare collection gates, token
TrackRight, gauge: 1520 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 825 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doorsWindowless steel doors in ten stations
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: jpg, © 2007 metro.spb.ru

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 3 stars (gold)  Saint Petersburg

Outstanding, palace-like stations are found here, similar to those in Moscow [metrowalks.ru], [metrosoyuza.net]. Some of the older metro entrances are elaborate round buildings.

Photo [spb.metro.ru]: Entrance building of Ploshchad Vosstaniya station from 1955.
Most stations in Saint Petersburg are of excellent architectural quality. Dazzling, themed metro stations are on the first metro stretch between Avtovo and Ploshchad Vosstaniya, which opened in 1955.

Photo: Platform of Avtovo station with 30 marble columns and 16 glass columns.
The metro is the world's deepest with an average station being 60 meters below ground. Some stations double as bomb shelters.

Photo [metrowalks.ru]: Platform level of Krestovskiy Ostrov station from 1999.




Guided Tours

Tours of the metro system, guided by experts. For dates and reservation contact the tour operator or check their website.

A tour visiting the most opulent stations like Avtovo Station and Kirov Plant station. Behind this beauty there’s an astonishing history to be told, along with humorous anecdotes and city legends. Fee: 24 euros. Tour operator: getyourguide.com.




Metro Museum

metro museum Saint Petersburg Metro Museum. Here are the materials on the development of public transport in St. Petersburg, its architecture and metro stations. Includes photos of metro stations, full scale model of a metro cab with driver, lots of machine parts, technical info, commemorative objects, documents, and a short animated film for kids. Since 2005. Location: Primorskaya station building (after moving here from Avtovo train depot).
Address: Odoevskogo, 29. May be hard to find, ticket office is hidden behind a pillar. At Primorskaya metro station.
Hours (check before visiting): Monday to Saturday. Admission: RUB 300. Features: Guided tours on Thu and Fri. Sat with reservation only.
Reference: metro.spb.ru (official website). visit-petersburg.ru.





Relationships with Other Metros

Former Soviet family
Members: Baku, Dnepropetrovsk, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan,
Characteristics: The same type of trains is used, stations are often lavishly decorated and made of marble or other natural stone. Many of these cities began with a triangular three-line network layout and three transfer stations.
Derivatives: Warsaw Pact family.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

Pre-recorded "Ostorozhno, dveri zakryvautsa" ("Mind the closing doors") (wav from voices.metro.ru). Upon arriving the message is "Stanciya [name]. Sleduyuschaya stanciya – [name]. (Perehod na liniyu [number])" ("Station [name]. Next station – [name]. (Transfer to line [number])".



Departing metro train.

Duration: 0:20 

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Photos

  Saint Petersburg photo gallery.Wallpaper.





Handpicked Resources

metro.spb.ru Official website




Generic Links for Saint Petersburg Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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