Tekhnologichesky Institut (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Tekhnologichesky Institut
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line1-2 Tekhnologichesky Institut.jpg
Old station
Coordinates 59°54′59″N 30°19′07″E / 59.91639°N 30.31861°E / 59.91639; 30.31861Coordinates: 59°54′59″N 30°19′07″E / 59.91639°N 30.31861°E / 59.91639; 30.31861
Owned by Saint Petersburg Metro
Line(s)

Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line

Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Depth 60 metres (200 ft)
History
Opened November 15, 1955
Services
Preceding station   St Petersburg Metro   Following station
toward Devyatkino
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
toward Parnas
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
toward Kupchino

Tekhnologichesky Institut (Russian: Технологи́ческий институ́т, IPA: [tʲɪxnəlɐˈɡʲitɕɪskʲɪj ɪnstʲɪˈtut]) (English: Technology Institute) is a cross-platform interchange station of the Saint Petersburg Metro. The station consists of two halls, both serving the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line and Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line trains. The first hall serves the southbound trains, while the second hall serves the northbound ones.

History[edit]

Entrance hall
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Depot 4 "Severnoye"
Devyatkino
Grazhdansky Prospekt
Murinskiy Ruchei
Akademicheskaya
Politekhnicheskaya
Ploschad Muzhestva
Lesnaya
Vyborgskaya
Ploshchad Lenina
Neva River
Chernyshevskaya
Ploshchad Vosstaniya Transfer to M3 Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line at Mayakovskaya.
Vladimirskaya Transfer to M4 Pravoberezhnaya Line at Dostoevskaya.
Pushkinskaya Transfer to M5 Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line at Zvenigorodskaya.
Tekhnologichesky Institut Transfer to M2 Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line via cross-platform interchange.
Obvodny Kanal
Baltiyskaya
Narvskaya
Kirovsky Zavod
Avtovo
Krasnenkaya River
Depot 1 "Avtovo"
Depot 2 "Dachnoye"
Dachnoye
Leninsky Prospekt
Prospekt Veteranov
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line
Depot 6 "Vyborgskoe"
Parnas
Prospekt Prosvescheniya
Ozerki
Udelnaya
Pionerskaya
Chernaya River
Chornaya Rechka
Bolshaya Nevka
Karpovka
Petrogradskaya
Gorkovskaya
Neva River
Moyka
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.
Fontanka River
Tekhnologichesky Institut Transfer to M1 Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line via cross-platform interchange.
Obvodny Kanal
Frunzenskaya
Moskovskiye Vorota
Elektrosila
Park Pobedy
Moskovskaya(BSicon FLUG.svg
Shuttle bus to
Pulkovo Airport
)
Zvyozdnaya
Kupchino
Depot 3 "Moskovskoye"

The first hall was opened on November 15, 1955, as part of the first metro line between Avtovo and Ploshchad Vosstaniya. The name comes from the fact that the surface vestibule is located immediately next to Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology. The architects were A. M. Sokolov and A. K. Andreyev (surface vestibule and underground hall). The basic theme of the station is the achievements of Russian and Soviet science. The basic material for decorating the underground hall is Ural marble. On the columns are 24 bas reliefs with portraits of well-known Soviet scientists. On the platform walls are placed decorative grilles.

This deep column station existed for several years as an ordinary station of the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line, with trains traveling in both directions. But on April 29, 1961, the second hall was opened, as a part of the second line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. This became the first cross-platform facility in the USSR, coming into full operation on November 1, 1963.

The second hall, in contrast to the first, was built in the functional style, called for by Nikita Khrushchev's program of total economy. The architects A. I. Pribulskiy, A. Ya. Macheret, and V. V. Gankevich designed an almost white wall with decorative texts on the marble columns, chronicling the accomplishments of Soviet science and technology, which were continually added to over time.

Initially, the second hall had no exit to the surface and was connected to the first by a central passage, during the construction of which the bas reliefs of Friedrich Engels and Joseph Stalin were removed. Only in 1980 did the architects A. S. Getskin, A. V. Kvyatovsky, and I. E. Sergeyev build a second inclined passage and join the vestibule of the first hall with the second.

Exits from both halls are located at the northern end, with three escalators each.

On April 3, 2017, a suicide bomber exploded on a train in Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya line between Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations, killing at least 14 people and injuring dozens.[1]

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