Avtovo (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Avtovo
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line1 Avtovo.jpg
Station Hall
Station statistics
Coordinates 59°52′02.37″N 30°15′40.87″E / 59.8673250°N 30.2613528°E / 59.8673250; 30.2613528Coordinates: 59°52′02.37″N 30°15′40.87″E / 59.8673250°N 30.2613528°E / 59.8673250; 30.2613528
Line(s) Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Structure type Underground
Depth 12 m (39 ft)
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 15, 1955
Owned by Saint Petersburg Metro
Services
Preceding station   StPetersburg Metro   Following station
toward Devyatkino
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Depot 4 "Severnoye"
Devyatkino ↗northeast-bound
↙southwest-bound
Grazhdansky Prospekt
Murinskiy Ruchei
Akademicheskaya
Politekhnicheskaya
Ploschad Muzhestva
Lesnaya
Vyborgskaya
Ploshchad Lenina
Neva River
Chernyshevskaya
Ploshchad Vosstaniya Transfer to M3 Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line at Mayakovskaya.
Vladimirskaya Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Dostoevskaya.
Pushkinskaya Transfer to M5 Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line at Zvenigorodskaya.
Tekhnologichesky Institut Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line via cross-platform interchange.
Obvodny Kanal
Baltiyskaya
Narvskaya
Kirovsky Zavod
Avtovo
Krasnenkaya River
Depot 1 "Avtovo"
Depot 2 "Dachnoye"
Dachnoye
Leninsky Prospekt
Prospekt Veteranov

Avtovo (Russian: А́втово) is a station on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was designed by architect Ye.A. Levinson and opened as part of the first Metro line on November 15, 1955.

Avtovo entrance vestibule

Avtovo's unique and highly ornate design features columns faced with ornamental glass manufactured at the Lomonosov factory. Although glass was originally supposed to be used on all of the columns in the station, white marble was substituted on some due to time constraints. This marble was supposed to be temporary, but it has never been replaced. The walls are faced with white marble and adorned on the north side by a row of ornamental ventilation grilles. At the end of the platform is a mosaic by V.A. Voronetskiy and A.K. Sokolov dedicated to the theme of the Leningrad Blockade during the second world war.

Unlike the other stations on the first line, Avtovo is a shallow-level station and was constructed using the cut and cover method. It belongs to the shallow column class of underground stations.

Avtovo's entrance vestibule is a large Neoclassical building with a domed cupola, located on the east side of Prospekt Stachek.

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