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Saint Petersburg Metro
Spb metro logo.svg
Avtovo Station Platform Bukharestskaya Station Central Hall Narvskaya Station Central Hall
Narvskaya Station Surface Vestibule Pushkinskaya Station Surface Vestibule
Petrogradskaya Station Central Hall Mayakovskaya Station Central Hall Vasileostrovskaya Station Central Hall
Politechnicheskaya Station Surface Vestibule Krestovskiy Ostrov Station Surface Vestibule
Upper Hall of the Sportivnaya Station Obvodny Kanal Station Central Hall Ligovksky Prospekt Station Platform
Info
Locale Saint Petersburg,
Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 5 (9 planned)
Number of stations 72 (126 planned)
Daily ridership 2.09 million
Chief executive V.A. Garyugin
Website www.metro.spb.ru
Operation
Began operation 1955
Operator(s) Peterburgsky Metropoliten
Technical
System length 124.8 km (77.5 mi)
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+78 in)
Electrification 850 V DC third rail
Average speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

The Saint Petersburg Metro is a rapid transit system in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, Russia. It has been open since 15 November 1955. Formerly known as the V.I. Lenin Order of Lenin Leningrad Metropoliten (Russian: Ленинградский Ордена Ленина Метрополитен имени В.И. Ленина), the system exhibits many typical Soviet designs and features exquisite decorations and artwork making it one of the most attractive and elegant metros in the world.

The network currently consists of 5 lines with a total length of 124 kilometres (77 mi). It has 72 stations including 7 transfer points.

Due to the city's unique geology, the Saint Petersburg Metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world and the deepest by the average depth of all the stations. The system's deepest station, Admiralteyskaya, is 86 metres below ground. Serving about 2 million passengers daily, it is also the 19th busiest metro system in the world.

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