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- Opened: December 31, 1975
- Station depth: 65m
- Popular names: Akademka
- Type of station: three-vaulted column
- Entrance to the station: from the ground pavilion
- Traffic: total about 1290 thousand people per month
The station is named after science, because around it there are a number of research institutions and streets with the names of scientists. There are also academics.
Each metro station has its own dominant. A color scheme, a characteristic feature of the design, a special clang of arrows in the tunnel or a seizure twitching of the car right here and now. Something that allows you to instantly know which station you are at, just by opening your eyes for a moment, squeezed by fragrant and aggressive penguin people. So is the Academic station - 100% recognition.
The semicircular metal arches of the station pylons are dominant at the Akademicheskaya station.
Although it was not without the end with the classics. On the end wall of the central hall of the station you can see the saying Lenin:
Now all the wonders of technology, all the conquests of culture will become the national heritage and from now on the human mind and genius will never be turned into means of violence.
Until 1980, this saying was located at the station Technological Institute-2.
In general, it is thanks to the brilliant arcs that the station looks very cute and non-aggressive, unlike most Soviet stations of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev times.
Penguin people live here too. But in a significantly smaller amount. So you can take a minute and go upstairs.
At the end of the station, you can see a hermetic vertical door - a "guillotine" - and four escalators. On the sides of the hermodveri are benches, it turns out that they are standing on the very flow of the crowd.
The view from the escalator is turned to the gloomy lattice of the ceiling.
Although immediately after the turnstiles, it ceases to be gloomy.
The lobby, in full accordance with its era, is square-nesting. Here is the spirit of the USSR, here the late USSR smells ;)
In general, there is nothing to do here. No decorations, no spectacles. Let's go back down.
From this angle, you can clearly see both the hermetic door and the benches on the sides of the aisle.
With the light at this station, too, everything is not easy.
From the moment of construction until 2004, the station had completely unique U-shaped fluorescent lamps without lampshades. They can be seen, for example, in historical photos.
From 2004 to 2018, ordinary office fluorescent lamps were used at the station, and with them the station was very dark. There was not enough light specifically.
It was gloomy.
But from July 30, 2018 to July 1, 2019, a major overhaul of everything was carried out at the station, during which the lighting was replaced with a modern LED cornice. The station has definitely become better lit, and just got better.
They say that in the near-barrel approach workings of the station there is an experimental chamber built using the technology of concrete spraying. A small mining was a pilot work, where the technology of an innovative method of fastening for the USSR was being worked out. The walls and the vault of the chamber were covered with a layer of cement mixture applied under high pressure with a separate water supply directly at the nozzle of the application device (the so-called "dry method"). This method has not been widely used in metro construction in Leningrad.
A few details. Navigation is monstrous.
After commissioning in 1975, the station was the terminus on the line for 3 years - until the launch of the remaining part of the line to the station Девяткиноru in 1978.
For the turnover of trains behind the station there is a revolving dead end and two exits into it from the main tracks. Previously, there was a full-fledged cross exit, but when the line was extended, it was replaced with an anti-wool one to avoid train collisions.
And now - a minute of quoting. According to the materials of the site seenandheard.narod.ru (and not only), here, in addition to the bypass tunnel (bypasses the station from the side), there is a reverse dead end on the side of the station Гражданский проспектru. Please note that the track diagram in these drawings is incorrect, which will be clear from further photos!
In addition to simple tunnels in the subway, as on other surface railways, there are switches and dead ends. There are as many as two switches at the Akademicheskaya station, they can be seen passing by train.
In addition, quite often trains run only to this station. Where do they go next? ... First of all, we saw the aforementioned switch, which is well lit, it can also be seen from the station:
The tunnel widens at this point and resembles something like a huge funnel. One of the paths departs from the working tunnel...
... and through the illuminated "mini-tunnel" gets into a fairly spacious room, resembling a small gym in size.
There is another switch in this room, which departs from the second working tunnel. You can't see it from the station, but the station is perfectly visible from here. Going further, we find ourselves at a fork again.
There is a working tunnel on the left, a train comes from the station Гражданский проспектru, so we chose the right one for our further journey. It offers a pretty good view from here, and you can see the train.
The beginning of the tunnel is well lit. A tunnel penetration control device can be seen overhead. Then there is a tunnel, which differs from the usual slightly larger size...
...and the presence of a small service platform for train drivers.
You can see a drainage drainage groove between the rails, there is such a groove in all tunnels and service rooms.
After a hundred meters, the tunnel turns, and after another two hundred, the lighting ends and the driver's platform ends, there is a dead end sign hanging there. A little further, the paths end. There is no light there, but we screwed in a light bulb, so the end of the tunnel is clearly visible.
There are three breakdowns in the cul-de-sac: the first of them is located approximately in the middle of the cul-de-sac, the train is visible from it. And the other two are at the end of a dead end, a few meters before the end of the tracks. One of them is the same as the first one, only leads to another tunnel, the train is also visible from it, and the other is ventilation, but in this case it does not work. The failure is covered with grilles on both sides, you can see a fan inside.
There are fire safety stands in all metro areas, including tunnels. There are fire hoses and fire extinguishers. There are even two of them in a dead end.
What to say. An interesting station with its own unique history.
But it's worth specially going here except for a photo shoot among shiny metal arcs.