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The historic center of St. Petersburg became closer to tourists

28 December 2011

Today a new metro station "Admiralteyskaya" has been opened in St. Petersburg. Metro constructors are joking that this station was built specifically for tourists, because there is no other station in such a close proximity to tourist attractions. "Admiralteyskaya" is now the deepest station in Russia - 120 meters.

The train stops, but the doors do not open - that's how it has been since 97th year. "Admiralteyskaya" was even called a ghost station. But today you can get to the platform and go up to the city.

"Admiralteyskaya" is located in the historic city center, that's why it was very hard for the engineers and architects to fit it into the landscape of the Northern capital. There are many historical buildings there, and almost every building is a monument. As the result the construction was delayed for 10 years. 

Petersburg metro is constantly developing. Metro stations "Mezhdunarodnaya" and "Bucharestskaya" are to be opened next year, connecting the centre with the largest city residential area. Further plans are even more ambitious - another 40 stations by 2020.