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  • At present there are 59 metro stations in Petersburg
  • The Novocherkasskaya metro station until July 1, 1992 was called Krasnogvardejskaya
  • There is Admiraltejskaya metro station which was constructed but has not been open yet
  • In Petersburg metro there are 1384 carriages
  • Unlike Moscow, the Petersburg metro is open only until midnight
  • According to the plan, 21 new metro stations will be built by 2015
  • The metro network consists of 4 lines, 6 interchange stations and 65 vestibules
  • The train's average speed - 35-40 km/hour
  • There are 211 escalators, the longest escalator on Ploschad Lenina is 101 meter
  • November 15, 1955 - the first working day of Petersburg metro
  • Until July, 1 1992 the Sennaya Ploschad metro station was called Ploschad Mira
  • The first metro trains consisted only of 4 carriages
  • There are 616 turnstiles in Petersburg metro
  • It is forbidden to take pictures of Petersburg metro stations
  • There is a mirror wall on Krestovsky Ostrov metro station
  • Until July 1, 1992 the Devyatkino metro station was called Komsomolskaya
  • There are 10 stations constructed on the "horizontal lifts" principle
  • There are 2 monuments to Alexander Pushkin in the metro - on Pushkinskaya and Chernaya Rechka metro stations
  • 3 430 000 people use Petersburg metro daily

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