Saint Petersburg Metro facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSaint Petersburg Metro
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|
|System length||124.8 km (77.5 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,520 mm (4 ft 11 7⁄8 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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