Leninsky Prospekt (Saint Petersburg Metro)

Leninsky Prospekt (Russian: Ле́нинский проспе́кт, English: Leninsky Avenue) is a station on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro,[1] located between Avtovo and Prospekt Veteranov.

Leninsky Prospekt
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Station Hall
LocationKirovsky District
Saint Petersburg
Russia
Coordinates59°51′07″N 30°16′06″E
Owned bySaint Petersburg Metro
Line(s) Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
PlatformsIsland platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth8 m (26 ft)
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened5 October 1977
Services
Preceding station   St Petersburg Metro   Following station
toward Devyatkino
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line
Terminus

The station was opened on 29 September 1977 in the section between Avtovo and Prospekt Veteranov, replacing the temporary surface station Dachnoye. It is named after the street of the same name, where one of the entrances is located.

Station facilities

There is no above-ground pavilion; entrance to the station is provided through underground pedestrian crossings, with exits onto Leninsky Prospekt and Bulvar Novatorov. Because of the station's shallow depth, neither exit has escalators.

Leninsky Prospekt is a shallow column station with a depth of 8 metres (26 ft). The underground hall was constructed as a project of the architects A. S. Getskin and Ye. I. Val and the engineer A. N. Yakovlev. The design of the station echoes Lenin's Mausoleum. The platforms and the columns, which widen at the top, are faced with red Karelian granite. Unpolished white marble is used to decorate the walls.

In the summer of 2012, the exit onto Leninsky Prospekt was equipped with the first Metro lift in St. Petersburg for people with disabilities.[2]

History

The station was constructed using the same cut and cover method as the neighboring stations Avtovo and Prospekt Veteranov.

Until the early 1990s the station was notable in its quadruple commemoration of the name of Lenin in its friezes: "V. I. Lenin Metro of Leningrad, order of Lenin. Leninsky Prospekt Station." Another station with same situation was Ploshchad Lenina.

Transit connections

  • Trolleybus - Routes 29, 32, 35, 44, 45
  • Municipal bus - Routes 18, 18А, 26, 73, 87, 114, 130, 142
  • Marshrutka - К-29, К-35, К-43, К-45, К-49, К-87, К-114, К-130, К-142, К-216, К-217, К-224 (103), К-226, К-227, К-242, К-246, К-333, К-338, К-339, К-344, К-420, К-639, К-639В

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