At present, four new metro stations are under construction.
Dmitry Grafov, engineer and expert in the history of St. Petersburg’s metro, told about the construction of new metro lines and stations.
At present, four new metro stations are being built in St. Petersburg – Teatralnaya, Gorny Institute, Putilovsksys and Yugo-Zapadnaya.
A month ago the city administration announced a tender to choose the design developer for another four stations of the line that will lead to the Sosnovaya Polyana metro station.
And by September 30, pre-project documentation on the metro line section leading to the Polyustrovsky Prospect station should be ready.
The Teatralnay station is almost ready to start operations, the setback is that it has no surface exit. Both Teatralnaya and Gorny Institute can be opened in 2021, but until the place for the entrance hall is found, Teatralnaya will operate in a transit mode only.
After that, efforts will be concentrated on building the Krasnoselskaya-Kalininskaya line. The Yugo-Zapadnaya and Putilovskaya stations are to be put into operation in 2022-2023, then the line is to be extended to Sosnovaya Polyana.
According to Dmitry Grafov, the Brestskaya, Doblesti Street, Petergofskoe Shosse and Sosnovaya Polyana stations are expected to be opened by 2026-2027.
A parallel line to the city centre will consist of the stations Bronevaya, Zastavskaya, Borovaya and Karetnaya whith a transfer to the Obvodny Canal station.
The next stage of St. Petersburg’s metro network development will be further extension of the Krasnoselsko-Kalninskaya line to Polyustrovo. So far, five stations are planned to be built there – Ligovsky Prospect 2, Znamenskaya, Suvorovskaya, Smolny and Polyustrovsky Prospect.