Leninsky Prospekt (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Leninsky Prospekt
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line1 Leninsky.jpg
Station Hall
Station statistics
Coordinates 59°51′07″N 30°16′06″E / 59.85194°N 30.26833°E / 59.85194; 30.26833Coordinates: 59°51′07″N 30°16′06″E / 59.85194°N 30.26833°E / 59.85194; 30.26833
Line(s) Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Structure type Underground
Depth 8 m (26 ft)
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 5, 1977
Owned by Saint Petersburg Metro
Preceding station   StPetersburg Metro   Following station
toward Devyatkino
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line

Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Depot 4 "Severnoye"
Devyatkino ↗northeast-bound
Grazhdansky Prospekt
Murinskiy Ruchei
Ploschad Muzhestva
Ploshchad Lenina
Neva River
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
Kirovsky Zavod
Krasnenkaya River
Depot 1 "Avtovo"
Depot 2 "Dachnoye"
Leninsky Prospekt
Prospekt Veteranov

Leninsky Prospekt (Russian: Ле́нинский проспе́кт) is a station on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro, located between Avtovo and Prospekt Veteranov.

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."

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