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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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2017-05-18 18:00:00

Metro will be open at the Night of Museums

St. Petersburg Metro will be open at the Night of Museums from May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017 without a break.

2017-05-04 11:15:00

Мetro will work at night from 09 May to 10 May 2017

St. Petersburg Metro will work at night from May 09, 2017 to May 10, 2017 without a break.

2017-04-28 16:39:00

Мetro will work at night from 01 May to 02 May 2017

St. Petersburg Metro will be open at night from May 01, 2017 to May 02, 2017 without a break.

2017-04-20 13:32:00

Audience of the "Light Festival" will be able to get home by the metro

Working hours of the metro at night of April 23.

2017-04-12 14:37:00

Metro will be open at the Easter night

St. Petersburg Metro will be open at the Easter night from April 15, 2017 to April 16, 2017 without a break.