1st Red Line

  • The oldest line of Saint-Petersburg.
  • Start of construction: April 1941.
  • Resumption of construction: September 3, 1947.
  • Opened November 15, 1955.
  • Initially: Kirov-Vyborg line.
  • The line is 29.7 km long and has 19 stations.
  • The average speed of trains is 38 km/h.
  • The average time from end to end is 47 minutes.
  • The average depth of the stations is 50 meters.
  • The length of trains is 8 cars.

    Depth profile on the line: Station depths

    Depth profile along First Red line of the Saint-Petersburg metro 100m Девяткино Гражданский проспект Размыв Лесная Чернышевская Маяковская Pushkinskaya Narvskaya Kirovsky Zavod Avtovo TCh-1 Avtovo & TCh-2 Dachnoye Dachnoye (closed)

    Traffic profile on the line: Traffic

    Traffic profile along First Red line of the Saint-Petersburg metro 1000000 Девяткино Гражданский проспект Akademicheskaya Ploshchad Lenina Чернышевская Площадь Восстания Narvskaya Kirovsky Zavod Avtovo Leninsky Prospect Prospect Veteranov

    On the whole line, landing through the last door of the last carriage is not performed, because when the train stops, it is located outside the platform.

    At stations with access to the right side - Technological Institute-2 and Девяткиноru - landing is not performed at the first door of the first carriage.

    As befits the most deserved lines, there are a lot of interesting things on the First line:

    IMHO, the most beautiful station on this line - Площадь Восстанияru. She is the second busiest in the Saint-Petersburg metro. Yes, it is the first in terms of traffic at the entrance-exit, but you need to understand that the exits of this station pull over a significant part of the traffic of the adjacent station Маяковскаяru.

    Interestingly, in the Moscow metro the busiest station is its partner, Komsomolskaya. Partner, because all the traffic on trains between Moscow and Saint-Petersburg passes through both of these stations, at the Moscow and Leningrad railway stations, respectively.

    Sokolov's book about the first stage of the Leningrad metro, 1957.