Chkalovskaya (Saint Petersburg Metro)

Chkalovskaya (Russian: Чка́ловская) is a station on the Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. The station was designed by Alexander Konstantinov, Alexander Bystrov and Andrey Larionov. It opened on September 15, 1997 as a Pravoberezhnaya Line station, but it was transferred to Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line on March 7, 2009. The station was named after Valery Chkalov, a famous Russian aviator. A sculpture of him, which was created by V. Sveshnikov, was erected by the station's entrance. The station's decoration features an aviation theme. The floor design invokes airport landing strips, while the lights look like components of the ANT-6 aircraft. The escalator lamps were designed to resemble propellers.

Chkalovskaya
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line5 Chkalovskaya Platform.jpg
Station Hall
Location12, Big str. of Zelenin, Petrogradsky District
Saint Petersburg
Russia
Coordinates59°57′40″N 30°17′31″E / 59.961056°N 30.292028°E / 59.961056; 30.292028Coordinates: 59°57′40″N 30°17′31″E / 59.961056°N 30.292028°E / 59.961056; 30.292028
Operated bySaint Petersburg Metro
Line(s)Line 5 (Saint Petersburg Metro) Frunzensko–Primorskaya Line
Platforms1 (Island platform)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth≈60 m (197 ft)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
OpenedSeptember 15, 1997
Electrified825 V DC by low third rail
Services
Preceding station Spb metro logo.svg Saint Petersburg Metro Following station
Krestovsky Ostrov Line 5 Sportivnaya
towards Shushary

ConnectionsEdit

  • Municipal Bus - Routes 1, 14, 25
  • Marshrutka - Routes К-98, К-120, К-131, К-160, К-321, К-395.

In popular cultureEdit

  • In 2006 the station has served as a scene for a movie «Piter FM» (dir. Oksana Bychkova). Main characters set up an appointment at the monument of Valery Chkalov.

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