Primorskaya (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line3 Primorskaya platform.jpg
Station Hall
Coordinates Coordinates: 59°56′56″N 30°13′58″E / 59.94889°N 30.23278°E / 59.94889; 30.23278
Owned by Saint Petersburg Metro
Line(s) Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Structure type Underground
Depth ≈71 m (233 ft)
Opened 28 September 1979
Preceding station   St Petersburg Metro   Following station
Terminus Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
toward Rybatskoye
Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line
Bolshaya Neva
Kanal Griboyedov
Gostiny Dvor Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line at Nevsky Prospekt.
Mayakovskaya Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line at Ploshchad Vosstaniya.
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 1 Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo 2.
Obvodny Kanal
Depot 5 "Nevskoe"

Primorskaya (Russian: Примо́рская) is the north-western terminus of the Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line (Line 3) of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was designed by V.N. Sokolov, M.I. Starodubov and V.A. Penno and opened on 28 September 1979. The opening of the station, situated in the western part of Vasilievsky Island, was designed to coincide with the expansion of the local neighborhoods. Like many stations built during the Cold War era, it was designed to double as a fallout shelter. Thus, the underground portion of the station features a set of blast doors a few meters before the escalator. The station's exit vestibule was eventually expanded to house one of the system's communication centers. The building also hosts a metro museum and Metropoliten cafe.

Local landmarks[edit]

It is also fairly close to Novosmolenskaya Cemetery, the city's first cemetery

Recent developments and plans[edit]

The station is slated to have a transfer link to the Pravoberezhnaya Line. The station it will link to will probably be called Primorskaya II. However, the construction is unlikely to be completed before 2015 at the very earliest

Transit links[edit]

  • Tramway - Route 6
  • Trolleybus - Route 10
  • Municipal Bus - Routes 1, 6, 7, 47, 152
  • Marshrutka - К-6к, К-38, К-44, К-44а, К-120, К-124, К-162, К-175а, К-183, К-186, К-273, К-247, К-248, К-309, К-359, К-362, К-690.

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