Mezhdunarodnaya (Saint Petersburg Metro)

Mezhdunarodnaya (Russian: Международная) (literally - international) is a Saint Petersburg Metro station on the Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line (Line 5) of the Saint Petersburg Metro. It was opened on December 28, 2012 together with Bukharestskaya as an extension of the Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line.[1][2] It was the southeastern terminus of the line until 3 October 2019, when an extension of the line to the south with three stations, Prospekt Slavy, Dunayskaya, and Shushary, was opened.[3][4]

Mezhdunarodnaya
Saint Petersburg Metro station
Metro SPB Line5 Mezhdunarodnaya c.jpg
Station hall
Location3, Bely Kuny street, Frunzensky 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)
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened28 December 2012
Electrified825 V DC low third rail
Services
Preceding station Spb metro logo.svg Saint Petersburg Metro Following station
Bukharestskaya Line 5 Prospekt Slavy
towards Shushary

Mezhdunarodnaya is built under the corner of Bukharestskaya Street and Bely Kuna Street, in Frunzensky District.[1] The name of the station means International and originates from the fact that many streets in the area (including these two) have been named to commemorate Eastern European politicians or cities.

Mezhdunarodnaya is a column-wall 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]

The entrance to the station is built into a shopping mall that goes under the similar name - "Mezhdunarodny".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  3. ^ "Перспективы развития метрополитена" (in Russian). Saint Petersburg Metro. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "В Петербурге назвали сроки открытия пяти новых станций метро" (in Russian). rbc.ru. Retrieved 20 December 2017.

Coordinates: 59°52′12″N 30°22′47″E / 59.87000°N 30.37972°E / 59.87000; 30.37972