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The Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line (Russian: Невско-Василеостровская), is a line of the Saint Petersburg Metro, opened in 1967. Since 1994, it has been officially designated as Line 3. It stands out among St. Petersburg metro lines for two reasons — its stations are almost exclusively of "Horizontal Lift" type and it has the longest inter-station tunnels in the entire system. Metro officials originally intended to add stations in-between the existing ones, but those plans were later abandoned.

The line cuts Saint Petersburg centre on an east–west axis and then turns southeast following the left bank of the Neva River. It is generally coloured green on Metro maps.

Timeline

Segment Date opened Length
Vasileostrovskaya to Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo November 3, 1967 6.5 km
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo I to Lomonosovskaya December 25, 1970 6.3 km
Vasileostrovskaya to Primorskaya September 29, 1979 2.6 km
Lomonosovskaya to Obukhovo July 10, 1981 4.0 km
Obukhovo to Rybatskoe December 28, 1984 3.1 km
Total: 10 Stations 22.5 km

Transfers

Transfer to At
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Mayakovskaya
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line Gostinny Dvor
Pravoberezhnaya Line Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo

Future transfer to Line 5 is planned via Admiralteiskaya

Rolling stock

The Nevskoe depot (№ 5) serves the line. Presently 36 six carriage trains are assigned to it, which are Em, Ema, and Emx built in 1960s and 1970s, 81-717/714 built in the 1970s and 1980s, and 81-540/541 and .7 running since 2002.

Recent developments and future plans

Admiralteyskaya was opened in 2011 between Gostiny Dvor and Vasileostrovskaya and became a transfer to Line 5. Proletarskaya was closed for reconstruction on August 25, 2005. Originally, it was intended to reopen on February 25, 2007, but the reconstruction was finished ahead of schedule, allowing the station to reopen on November 17, 2006.

The extension of the line north to Novokrestovskaya and Begovaya will be opened in 2018.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ "Перспективы развития метрополитена" (in Russian). Saint Petersburg Metro. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "В Петербурге назвали сроки открытия пяти новых станций метро" (in Russian). rbc.ru. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 

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