Leninsky Prospekt (Saint Petersburg Metro)
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Saint Petersburg Metro station
|Depth||≈8 m (26 ft)|
|Opened||October 5, 1977|
|Owned by||Saint Petersburg Metro|
The station was opened on September 29, 1977 in the section between Avtovo and Prospekt Veteranov, replacing the temporary surface station Dachnoye. It is named for its location along the street of the same name.
There is no above-ground pavilion; entrance to the station is provided through underground pedestrian crossings, with exits onto Leninsky Prospekt and Bulvar Novatorov. Because of the station's shallow depth, neither exit has escalators.
Leninsky Prospekt is a shallow column station with a depth of 8m. The underground hall was constructed as a project of the architects A. S. Getskin and Ye. I. Val and the engineer A. N. Yakovlev. The design of the station echoes Lenin's Mausoleum. The platforms and the columns, which widen at the top, are faced with red Karelian granite. Unpolished white marble is used to decorate the walls.
Until the early 1990s the station was unique in its quadruple commemoration of the name of Lenin in its friezes: "V. I. Lenin Metro of Leningrad, order of Lenin. Leninsky Prospekt Station."