Line 2 (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya
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Metro SPB Line2 MPL.svg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Saint Petersburg Metro
Status Operational
Termini Parnas
Kupchino
Stations 18
Operation
Opened 1961
Owner Saint Petersburg Metro
Technical
Line length 30.1 km (18.7 mi)
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Route map

Parnas
Prospekt Prosvescheniya
Ozerki
Udelnaya
Pionerskaya
Chornaya Rechka
Petrogradskaya
Gorkovskaya
Nevsky Prospekt Transfer to M3 Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line at Gostiny Dvor.
Sennaya Ploshchad Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Spasskaya. Transfer to M5 Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line at Sadovaya.
Tekhnologichesky Institut Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line via cross-platform interchange.
Frunzenskaya
Moskovskiye Vorota
Elektrosila
Park Pobedy
Moskovskaya
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Shuttle bus to
Pulkovo Airport
)
Zvyozdnaya
Kupchino
Udelnaya station

The Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line (Russian: Московско-Петроградская), is the second oldest line of the Saint Petersburg Metro, opened in 1961. It featured the first cross-platform transfer in the USSR. It was also the first metro line in Saint Petersburg to feature a unique platform type that soon became dubbed as "Horizontal Lift". The line cuts Saint Petersburg on a north-south axis and is generally coloured blue on Metro maps. In 2006, as an extension was opened, it became the longest line on the system.

Timeline[edit]

Segment Date opened Length
Tekhnologichesky Institut to Park Pobedy 29 April 1961 5.5 km
Tekhnologichesky Institut to Petrogradskaya 1 July 1963 6.0 km
Park Pobedy to -Moskovskaya 25 December 1969 1.7 km
Moskovskaya to Kupchino 25 December 1972 4.5 km
Petrogradskaya to Udelnaya 6 November 1982 6.1 km
Udelnaya to Prospekt Prosveshcheniya 19 August 1988 4.1 km
Prospekt Prosveshcheniya to Parnas 22 December 2006 2.2 km
Total: 18 Stations 30.1 km

Name changes[edit]

Station Previous name(s) Years
Sennaya Ploshchad Ploshchad Mira 1963–1991

Transfers[edit]

Transfer to At
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Tekhnologichesky Institut
Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line Nevskiy Prospekt
Pravoberezhnaya Line Sennaya Ploshchad
Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line Sennaya Ploshchad

The Tekhnologichesky Institut transfer is a cross-platform one.

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is served by the Moskovskoe (№ 3) depot, and has 56 six-carriage trains assigned to it. Most of these are of type 81-714/717, but some are the .5 standard, built in the 1970s through the 1990s. There are also newer 81-540.1/541.1 and .9 trains running since 2000.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

The line is complete as such, and the recent extension to Parnas means that in the long future no future extensions will be built. However it is very likely that some of the central stations will be receiving much needed repairs internally and externally.