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“Sportivnaya-2” and renewed “Vyborgskaya” station


As per tradition, news service of “Sankt-Peterburg” TV station recalls the past year. And it was rich with events. Not only foreign politics shaped the landscape of news coverage in 2015. Life in the Northern Capital was bustling. Tragic and joyous, political and economic – here are 2015’s most important events as seen by the channel’s reporters.


Dmitriy Kopytov, reporter: “Passengers of St. Petersburg’s subway will remember 2015 for, first and foremost, the opening of the long-awaited second entrance to “Sportivnaya” station – the one leading to Vasilievskiy Island. The most modern station in the city opened its doors on St. Petersburg’s birthday, May 27th. 

A number of engineering novelties had been implemented during construction. But the passengers were most of all impressed with travelators – moving pathways which replaced traditional escalators. Those had previously been installed only in malls and Pulkovo airport.

In the summer, passengers were left without the “Vasilieostrovskaya” station – it was closed for capital renovations for 11 months. Many feared this would lead to a traffic collapse on the Island. But it did not happen – thanks to additional buses and the new exit from ‘Sportivnaya”

By New Year, subway workers made a present for the residents of northern boroughs. The “Vyborgskaya” station re-opened after capital renovations. Leakages were removed, escalators replaced, new diode lamps were installed, anti-vandalism coating was put on the walls – all that in 11 months. Some stations are also in for renovations in 2016. But that will become known next year”