Line 5 (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Frunzensko-Primorskaya line
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Metro SPB Line5 FPL.svg
Overview
TypeRapid transit
SystemSaint Petersburg Metro
StatusOperational
TerminiKomendantsky Prospekt
Mezhdunarodnaya
Stations12
Operation
Opened1997/2008
OwnerSaint Petersburg Metro
Technical
Line length20.0 km (12.4 mi)[1]
Track gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
Route map

Komendantsky Prospekt
Staraya Derevnya
Krestovsky Ostrov
Chkalovskaya
Sportivnaya
Admiralteyskaya
Sadovaya Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line at Sennaya Ploshchad. Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Spasskaya.
Zvenigorodskaya Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line at Pushkinskaya.
Obvodny Kanal
Volkovskaya
Bukharestskaya
Mezhdunarodnaya
Prospekt Slavy
Dunayskaya
Shushary

Line 5 of the Saint Petersburg Metro, also known as the Frunzensko-Primorskaya line (Russian: Фрунзенско-Приморская линия), connects the city's historical centre to the northwestern and southern neighbourhoods. It has 12 stations covering a total length of 20.1 kilometres (12.5 mi). Although it opened on 20 December 2008, parts of the line are considerably older. At its official opening in 2008, it included only two stations that opened concurrently with the line. On 7 March 2009, the Metro incorporated six existing stations of Line 4 (Pravoberezhnaya Line) into Line 5, expanding it to nine stations. After the completion of three stations in late 2018, the line will reach a total size of 15 stations.

Admiralteyskaya station, which is the deepest station in Russia and one of the deepest in the world, at 86 metres, opened on this line 2011.[2][3]

History[edit]

History of construction[edit]

Expansion plans that included the route of the current Line 5 first appeared in the 1980s. Construction began in 1987, but the collapse of the Soviet Union and the resultant financial crash forced the city to freeze the construction of the Frunzensky branch (the section south of Sadovaya). Sadovaya, which opened in 1991, is the oldest station on the line.

City officials decided to continue building the Primorsky branch (the section north of Sadovaya). Sportivnaya and Chkalovskaya opened in 1997, Staraya Derevnya and Krestovsky Ostrov (Saint Petersburg Metro) opened in 1999, and Komendantsky Prospekt opened in 2005. The Metro incorporated these stations into the Pravoberezhnaya Line (Line 4) once the Frunzensky branch was completed.

Subsequent to the formal opening of Line 5, and the connection of the Primorsky and Fruzensky branches in March 2009, Obvodny Kanal station was opened on the existing open section of line on 30 December 2010. The long-awaited Admiralteyskaya station, serving many of the historic and tourist sites in the city, was opened on 28 December 2011, also on an existing open section of line. Prior to this date, most trains bypassed this partially completed station, save for a few trains that dropped off and picked up construction workers.

Rolling Stock[edit]

The line currently has trains of 81-540/541 and the .2 and .5 modifications running since the opening.

Timeline[edit]

Segment Launch date Length Number of stations
Sadovaya
as a part of line 4
30 December 1991 N/A 1
Sadovaya to Chkalovskaya (without Admiralteyskaya)
as a part of line 4
15 September 1997 4.7 km (2.9 mi) 2
Chkalovskaya to Staraya Derevnya (without Krestovsky Ostrov station)
as a part of line 4
14 January 1999 4.1 km (2.5 mi) 1
Krestovsky Ostrov
as a part of Line 4
3 September 1999 N/A 1
Staraya Derevnya to Komendantsky Prospekt
as a part of line 4
2 April 2005 2.7 km (1.7 mi) 1
Zvenigorodskaya to Volkovskaya (without Obvodny Kanal station) 20 December 2008 3.2 km (2.0 mi) 2
Sadovaya to Zvenigorodskaya, Primorsky and Frunsensky radiuses are joined together. 7 March 2009 1.1 km (0.68 mi) N/A
Obvodny Kanal
30 December 2010 N/A 1
Admiralteyskaya
28 December 2011 N/A 1
Bukharestskaya and Mezhdunarodnaya
28 December 2012[4] 2
Total: 15.1 km (9.4 mi) 10

Future projects[edit]

Three stations: Dunayskaya, Shushary, and Prospekt Slavy are under construction with a planned opening date in 2018. the stations will extend the Metro south from Mezhdunarodnaya.

On the northern end of the line, two stations are planned, namely Dolgoozernaya and Kolomyazhskaya. They will be followed by another new depot. Once completed, the line will have 18 stations, and will be in excess of 25 kilometres (16 mi) long.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Полезная информация" (in Russian). Official Website of St. Petersburg Metro. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  2. ^ Строительство станции «Адмиралтейская». Петербургский метрополитен (in Russian). Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Информация для пассажиров" (in Russian). Official Website of St. Petersburg Metro. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  4. ^ В Москве начала работу новая станция метро – "Пятницкое шоссе" (in Russian). Channel One. December 28, 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Новое метро детально спроектируют". August 14, 2009.