-The Saint Petersburg Metro exhibits many typical Soviet designs and features, exquisite decorations, and artwork, making it one of the most attractive and elegant metros in the world.
- Due to the city’s unique geology (many rivers and swampy subsoil), the Saint Petersburg Metro is one of the deepest subway systems (not only to minimize disruption, but also, because of the Cold War threat, they were built to double as bomb shelters, and many old stations feature provisions such as blast doors and air filters) in the world with vertiginous escalators that almost nobody walks up.
- Serving nearly three million passengers daily, it is also the 13th busiest subway system in the world covering most parts of the city. Trains run daily from about 5:45am till midnight every one or two minutes during peak periods.
- Today, the official website of the Saint Petersburg metro claims the opening of 41 new stations, 5 new depots and 71 km of new lines from 2008 to 2020.
-Till the very recent moment there were no signs in English for the St Petersburg Metro and it was a real adventure for foreign tourists to use the local metro!
- Unfortunately, tourists are not allowed to make photographs of underground stations (but we have provided several photos below).
St. Petersburg Metro Map