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History of the Metro

The idea to create an off-street system of railroad transportation in the northern capital of the Russian Empire goes back to the 19th century. As far back as 1820, an engineer by the name of Torgovanov appealed to Alexander I via Count M.A. Miloradovich with a proposal to set up a tunnel under the Neva. The monarch wrote on the petition: “Issue two hundred rubles from our funds to Torgovanov and make him sign an obligation not to come up with such projects any more. Let him do what he’s suited to do.” A famous self-taught inventor, I.P.Kulibin, also made similar requests, however also in  vain.

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Several projects for St Petersburg, designed by the French born English engineer, Sir Marc Isambard Brunel, who is considered the father of tunnel construction, were also not implemented due to a number of reasons. Nikolaevskiy (Blagoveschenskiy) Bridge, completed in 1855,  somewhat eased the problem of connecting the two banks of the Neva and bringing passengers and cargo from the city center to Vasilyevskiy Island. However the problem very soon resurfaced again.
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2022-06-23 15:36:00

On the night of June 24 to 25, 2022, the metro will work without interruption

Passengers will be able to use the metro around the clock.

2022-05-26 16:01:00

On the night of May 28 to 29, 2022, the metro will work without interruption

Passengers will be able to use the metro around the clock.

2022-05-26 13:38:00

The requirement to use masks in the metro area will be suspended from 27 May 2022

Wearing personal protective equipment from this date is a recommendation.

2022-02-25 09:52:00

Changes in operation mode of “Zenit” station

Starting from 28.02.2022 "Zenit" station will change its operation mode.

2022-02-02 17:07:00

The vestibule 2 of Moskovskaya station will be closed from 06.02.2022 from 21:00

Major repairs of the vestibule and the pedestrian underpass.