Gostiny Dvor (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Gostiny Dvor
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line3 Gostiny.jpg
Station Hall
Station statistics
Coordinates 59°56′03″N 30°20′02″E / 59.93417°N 30.33389°E / 59.93417; 30.33389Coordinates: 59°56′03″N 30°20′02″E / 59.93417°N 30.33389°E / 59.93417; 30.33389
Line(s) Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
Structure type Underground
Depth 56 m (184 ft)
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened November 3, 1967
Owned by Saint Petersburg Metro
Preceding station   StPetersburg Metro   Following station
toward Primorskaya
Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
toward Rybatskoye
toward Parnas
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
Transfer at: Nevsky Prospekt
toward Kupchino

Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
Bolshaya Neva
Kanal Griboyedov
Gostiny Dvor Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line at Nevsky Prospekt. ↖northwest-bound
Mayakovskaya Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line at Ploshchad Vosstaniya. ↘southeast-bound
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 1 Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 2.
Obvodny Kanal
Depot 5 "Nevskoe"

Gostiny Dvor (Russian: Гости́ный двор) is a station on the Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was designed by architect C.G. Mayofis, E.S. Belyat, A.K. Andreyev, Ya.E. Moskalenko and C.P Schyukin and opened on November 3, 1967. It has two exits - one at the intersection between Griboyedov Channel and Nevsky prospect and another inside the northern side of the Gostinyi Dvor mall. The later exit has an entrance that lets the riders enter the mall directly. The station also linked to Nevsky Prospekt via a transfer corridor and a set of escalators. The station is the busiest station on the line and one of the busiest stations in the entire St. Petersburg Metro.

Local landmarks[edit]

The station is in close proximity to various noteworthy landmarks, including Church of the Savior on Blood, Kazan Cathedral and Russian Museum. As of this writing, it is the closest station to Hermitage, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Admiralty, Summer Garden and Bronze Horseman, though construction of Admiralteyskaya station will likely change that.

Escalator Repair[edit]

From August 2008 to August 31, 2009, Metropoliten closed the station entrance escalators for repair. This wasn't part of regularly scheduled maintenance. Rather, it was meant to counteract the damage caused by the leakings that resulted from deterioration and corrosion caused by groundwater. Metrostroy remodeled the design to better control the flow of water. During repairs, passengers had to use Nevsky Prospect station entrance to reach Gostiny Dvor.escalators and an exit to Gostiny Dvor.[1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gostiny Dvor metrostation at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ ""Gostini dvor" will open on August, 31st "Гостиный двор" откроют 31 августа" (in Russian). fontanka.ru. 2009-08-28. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

Closing of escalators of Saint Peterburg Metro on major repairs

Preceded by
Vladimirskaya[disambiguation needed] (???? - ????)
Major repair with full closed
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
Succeeded by
Gorkovskaya (Oct 2008 - end of 2009 /planned/)