Gorkovskaya (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Gorkovskaya
Saint Petersburg Metro station
SPB Gorkovskaya metro station asv2018-07.jpg
Station Hall
LocationPetrogradsky District
Saint Petersburg
Russia
Coordinates59°57′22″N 30°19′08″E / 59.95611°N 30.31889°E / 59.95611; 30.31889Coordinates: 59°57′22″N 30°19′08″E / 59.95611°N 30.31889°E / 59.95611; 30.31889
Owned bySaint Petersburg Metro
Line(s)Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
History
Opened1963-07-01
Services
Preceding station   St Petersburg Metro   Following station
toward Parnas
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
toward Kupchino
Depot 6 Vyborgskoye
Parnas
train deposit sidings
Prospekt Prosvescheniya
Ozerki
maintenance point
Udelnaya
Pionerskaya
Chyornaya Rechka
headshunt
Petrogradskaya
Gorkovskaya
service siding to line 5
Nevsky Prospekt
Sennaya Ploshchad
to track 1 of line 2
Tekhnologichesky Institut
to track 2 of line 1
Frunzenskaya
Moskovskiye Vorota
Elektrosila
Park Pobedy
Moskovskaya
headshunt
Zvyozdnaya
Kupchino
Depot 3 Moskovskoye


Gorkovskaya (Russian: Го́рьковская) is a station on the Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was designed by A.S. Getskin, V.P. Shuvalova, S.L.Mihaylov, H.I. Bashnin, S.I. Evdokimov, A.P. Izoitko and E.I. Travnikov. It opened on July 1, 1963. The station's name was derived from Maxim Gorky Avenue (later renamed Kronverskiy Avenue). The station was designed as a tribute to the writer.

The ground-level vestibule is located at the intersection between Kamennoostrovsky and Kronverksky Prospects. The vestibule is designed to withstand a direct impact during carpet bombing.

The station closed in October 2008 for a 14-month reconstruction and reopened in December 2009 as initially planned.

Entrance to the station
Original station entrance in 2007

Notable landmarks[edit]

The station is located in proximity to Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as the Saint Petersburg Mosque and Leningrad Zoo.

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