Kupchino (Saint Petersburg Metro)

Kupchino (Russian: Ку́пчино) is a station on the Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was opened on December 25, 1972. It was designed by K.N. Afonskya, A.C. Getskin and I.E. Sergeyeva. According to the original plans, the station was initially supposed to be called "Vitebskaya". The station received its final name after a small village Kupchino, that is located 2 km to the North of the station.

Kupchino
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line2 Kupchino.jpg
Station Platform
Location108, Vitebskiy prospect, Moskovsky District
Saint Petersburg
Russia
Coordinates59°49′47″N 30°22′31″E / 59.82972°N 30.37528°E / 59.82972; 30.37528Coordinates: 59°49′47″N 30°22′31″E / 59.82972°N 30.37528°E / 59.82972; 30.37528
Operated bySaint Petersburg Metro
Line(s)Line 2 (Saint Petersburg Metro) Moskovsko–Petrogradskaya Line
Platforms2 (Side platforms)
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAbove ground
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened25.12.1972
Electrified825 V DC
Services
Preceding station Spb metro logo.svg Saint Petersburg Metro Following station
Zvyozdnaya
towards Parnas
Line 2 Terminus

Kupchino is the oldest surviving above-ground station in Saint Peterburg (the since-demolished Dachnoye predates it by several years). It has a transfer link-up to Kupchino Station of the Vitebskya Railroad. It also has two exits to outside the station, as well as a long tunnel that leads to Vitebsky Prospect.

The most famous resident of Kupchino is arguably the third President and previous Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who grew up in this area. Another famous resident of the neighborhood is the mathematician Grigori Perelman.

Transit ConnectionsEdit

  • Electrichki - St Petersburg - Posyolok-Novolicino, St-Petersburg-Oredezh, St-Petersburg - Gdov Lines
  • Tramway - Routes 25, 43, 45, 62
  • Trolleybus - Routes 39, 47
  • Municipal Bus - Routes 50, 53, 54, 56, 57, 74, 96, 157, 159
  • Marshrutka - К-16, К-24, К-25, К-45, К-53, К-53а, К-56, К-59, К-82, К-96, К-113, К-139, К-151, К-201, К-216, К-217, К-246, К-250, К-253, К-286, К-292, К-293а, К-296, К-296а, К-345, К-347а, К-350, К-363, К-383, К-388, К-418, К-535, К-610, К-610а, К-688