Lanskaya railway station

Lanskaya platform (Russian: Платфо́рма Ланска́я; Finnish: Lanskaja) is a railway station located in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Commuter service passenger station
Lanskaya railway station in 1900-s. Direction to Finlyandsky Rail Terminal
Location3, Serdobolskaya street
Coordinates59°59′38″N 30°19′38″E
Line(s)Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky - Beloostrov through Sestroretsk
Other information
Station code03821
Fare zone1

Lanskaya is commuter passenger station, its platforms are located on a high embankment. The platforms lie between Serdobolskaya street and Bolshoi Sampsonievsky street, passing over both by bridge. Platform of a direction from Saint Petersburg bent, island (but the left-hand side is used only). Opposite to a platform there is Lanskaya electric substation. The input on it is carried out from under the bridge, the two-mid-flight ladder blocked by the high arch barrel. The direction platform to Saint Petersburg a straight line, lateral, an input on it is carried out from Serdobolskaya street and from the Bolshoy Sampsonevsky prospect.

A high-speed rail line between Saint Petersburg (Finlyandsky Rail Terminal) and Helsinki (see Karelian Trains) will pass through the station.


The first wooden station building was constructed in 1869[1] by architect Wolmar Westling.[3][4] The first train has solemnly proceeded through it on July 3 [O.S. June 22] 1869.[5] It has been located a little in the heart of building and before it there was a place for transport. The facilities is located to the address 3, Serdobolskaya street. Through movement on all extent of a line between two capitals was opened personally by emperor Alexander II September 12 [O.S. August 30] 1870.[6]

The station building was rebuilt in stone in 1910 by architect Bruno Granholm as a four-storeyed building, which was designed in the rational branch of the “new style” of architecture at the beginning of the 20th century; an architectural style also known as a Romantic nationalism. The annexe leant to a high railway embankment, it looks extremely ascetical. The window openings are whimsically scattered on the exterior surface of the walls, and reflect the internal structure of the building.[7]

The station during the Soviet period

The Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Vyborg line and Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Beloostrov through Sestroretsk line continued be worked by steam power after the revolution up to World War II. The first work on electrification at this site began in 1950.[8]

In the early 1950s, the Lanskaya electric substation was built behind the station. Electrification of the railway began in the direction of Leningrad to Zelenogorsk in 1951. (now it is a part of Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Vyborg line) At station new platforms have been constructed and the length of trains has increased.[2] The track in the direction of Finlyandsky Rail Terminal and Udelnaya station has also been electrified.

On 4 August, 1951 at 1 hour and thirty minutes after midnight the electric power was switched on to the network of the first electrified line in the Karelian Isthmus area between Leningrad and Zelenogorsk. At 1 hour 50 minutes a trial trip of the first electric train set off en route in the direction of Arsenyev N. A. The first passengers travelled on the electric-train during the day, conducted by train driver-instructor Romanov A. N. Regular services also started on the same day.[8]

In the 1952, the Lansky-Sestroretsk-Beloostrov line (now it is named Saint Petersburg Finlyandsky-Beloostrov through Sestroretsk line) was electrified.[2] On the day of 1 June 1952 the first trial of an electric train went through Lanskaya and Sestroretsk to Beloostrov, and on the same day, from the morning onwards regular services began.[8]

The time of electrification of the line connecting Lanskaya to Кushelevka is not known, but as of 2000 it too was electrified, as well as all tracks at the station.

Probably, in 1951 at station there was a railway failure.[9] The probability of this event is indirectly confirmed by the law edition the same year.[10]

Station at the time of new Russia

The station underwent major repairs in 2003. Work was done on building of station and on a platform. The enormous wood furnace which was in a corner of a waiting hall for almost a century was dismantled at this time.[11]

Landmarks near to Lanskaya station

  • Nearby the station is Lenin's museum. The museum was mentioned in the computer game "Revolutionary quest" (2004).
  • In January 1941 building, began of the Saint Petersburg Metro. Somewhere around the Lansky railway station it was planned to construct a terminal station for the Line 1 of Saint Petersburg Metro.[12]

The station is in the memoirs of famous people:

Route maps

RZhD, OktZhD, SPbZhD, Russia
Engineering objects of Lanskaya railway station
To Udelnaya
To N. Derevnya
Lanskoye shosse
Lansky station crossover
Lanskaya substation
Serdobolskaya st.
Lansky station cr.
Change of kilometrage
B. Sampsonievsky pr.
Institutsky pr.
Four bridges on three support
To Kushelevka


  1. Railway stations of the USSR (Железнодорожные станции СССР) (in Russian). Book of reference. Moscow: Transportation. 1981.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. "Chronology of input of sites (Хронология ввода участков)". Ortyabrskaya Mafistral (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: ZAO Publishing House "OM-Express" (# 109 (13989)). 3 December 2005. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  3. Koreshonkov, Oleg (April 28, 2006). "Railways of Karelian isthmus (Железные дороги Карельского перешейка)" (in Russian). Retrieved 15 February 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. See article about Wolmar Westling in funnish
  5. "Rajajoki. Забытая станция :: Геокэшинг". The Illustrated Newspaper (in Russian) (# 32): 97. 1869. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  6. Alexeyeva, Olga. "Finnish rail with the Russian track". New East. Saint Petersburg: Technology Centre. Retrieved February 15, 2009.
  7. Kobak, A. V. (1998). "Ensemble behind electric train windows (Ансамбль за окнами электрички)" (in Russian) (# 1). Leningad: Leningadskaya panorama: 34–35. Retrieved 13 February 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. Penin, Alexander. "Sequence of electrification of sites of railways of Karelian isthmus (Последовательность электрификации участков железных дорог Карельского перешейка)" (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-02-14.
  9. "Leningrad. Part I. 1948-1964 (Ленинград Часть 1. 1948–1964)". Saint-peterburgs Children's railway (in Russian). 7 August 2005. Retrieved 2009-02-14. External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. Government of the Soviet Union (25 June 1951). About unsuccessful position with traffic safety of trains and measures on discipline strengthening on a railway transportation (О неблагополучном положении с безопасностью движения поездов и мерах по укреплению дисциплины на железнодорожном транспорте).
  11. Kosmachev, N. (5 April 2003). "Let joy be lighter (Пусть радость будет светлей)". Ortyabrskaya Mafistral (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: ZAO Publishing House "OM-Express" (# 63 (13490)). Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  12. Baskakov, A. M.; etc (1995). Underground of Leningrad of history Page (Метрополитен Ленинграда. Страницы истории) (in Russian). Saint Petersburg: joint-stock company "Ivan Fedorov".
  13. Dubovitsky, F. I. (22 February 2007). "# 4, 5, 6, 7". And it is lived it is a lot of... (А прожито немало) (in Russian). Moscow Oblast: Chernogolovsky newspaper. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  14. Nikulin, Yuri (1998). Почти серьёзно... [Almost seriously...]. My 20th Century (in Russian). Moscow: Vagrius. ISBN 978-5-7027-0732-7.
Preceding station   Saint Petersburg Railway Division   Following station
Direct to Beloostrov through Sestroretsk in 1926-1931
toward Beloostrov
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