Line 3 (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
Primorskaya
Smolenka
Vasileostrovskaya
Bolshaya Neva
Moyka
Kanal Griboyedov
Gostiny Dvor Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line at Nevsky Prospekt.
Fontanka
Mayakovskaya Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line at Ploshchad Vosstaniya.
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 1 Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 2.
Monastyrka
Obvodny Kanal
Yelizarovskaya
Lomonosovskaya
Proletarskaya
Obukhovo
Murzinka
Rybatskoye
Depot 5 "Nevskoe"

The Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line (Russian: Невско-Василеостровская), is a line of the Saint Petersburg Metro, opened in 1967. Since 1994, it has been officially designated as Line 3. It stands out among St. Petersburg metro lines for two reasons — its stations are almost exclusively of "Horizontal Lift" type and it has the longest inter-station tunnels in the entire system. Metro officials originally intended to add stations in-between the existing ones, but those plans were later abandoned.

The line cuts Saint Petersburg centre on an east–west axis and then turns southeast following the left bank of the Neva River. It is generally coloured green on Metro maps.

Timeline[edit]

Segment Date opened Length
Vasileostrovskaya to Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo November 3, 1967 6.5 km
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo I to Lomonosovskaya December 25, 1970 6.3 km
Vasileostrovskaya to Primorskaya September 29, 1979 2.6 km
Lomonosovskaya to Obukhovo July 10, 1981 4.0 km
Obukhovo to Rybatskoe December 28, 1984 3.1 km
Total: 10 Stations 22.5 km

Transfers[edit]

Gostiny Dvor station
Transfer to At
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Mayakovskaya
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line Gostinny Dvor
Pravoberezhnaya Line Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo

Future transfer to Line 5 is planned via Admiralteiskaya

Rolling stock[edit]

The Nevskoe depot (№ 5) serves the line. Presently 36 six carriage trains are assigned to it, which are Em, Ema, and Emx built in 1960s and 1970s, 81-717/714 built in the 1970s and 1980s, and 81-540/541 and .7 running since 2002.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

According to the newest plans the line is to be extended to the north by 2020, but a station Admiralteyskaya is planned between Gostiny Dvor and Vasileostrovskaya to be a transfer to the line 5. The station Proletarskaya was closed for reconstruction on August 25, 2005. Originally, it was intended to reopen on February 25, 2007, but the reconstruction was finished ahead of schedule, allowing the station to reopen on November 17, 2006