Bukharestskaya (Saint Petersburg Metro)

Bukharestskaya (Russian: Бухарестская) is a station on the Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line (Line 5) of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was opened on December 28, 2012 together with Mezhdunarodnaya as an extension of the Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line.[1][2]

Bukharestskaya
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line5 Bukharestskaya с.jpg
Station hall
LocationFrunzensky District
Saint Petersburg
Russia
Operated bySaint Petersburg Metro
Line(s)Line 5 (Saint Petersburg Metro) Frunzensko–Primorskaya Line
Platforms1 (island platform)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth65 metres (213 ft)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened28 December 2012
Electrified825 V DC low third rail
Services
Preceding station Spb metro logo.svg Saint Petersburg Metro Following station
Volkovskaya Line 5 Mezhdunarodnaya
towards Shushary

The station is located on the southeastern side of the line, between Volkovskaya and Mezhdunarodnaya Stations. At the moment the station was opened, Mezhdunarodnaya served as the southeastern terminus of the line. Bukharestskaya is built under the corner of Bukharestskaya Street (hence the name) and Salova Street, in Frunzensky District.[1]

Bukharestskaya is a pylon station. The construction started in 1986[1] but was frozen, and restarted in the 2000s. It was originally planned to be opened in August 2012, but the opening was postponed until December 2012, since the escalators were not delivered on time.[1]

There have been several proposals to rename the station, however, the name was kept, since the decoration of the station, commemorating the city of Bucharest, was ready in advance, and it was unreasonable to make new design of the station.[1]

The station lobby is built in the shopping mall "Continent".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Аликин, Александр (December 21, 2012). Как будут выглядеть станции метро "Бухарестская" и "Международная". dp.ru (in Russian).
  2. ^ В Москве начала работу новая станция метро – "Пятницкое шоссе" (in Russian). Channel One. December 28, 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012.

Coordinates: 59°53′01″N 30°22′10″E / 59.88361°N 30.36944°E / 59.88361; 30.36944