Elektrosila

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  • Opened: April 29, 1961
  • Station depth: 35 meters
  • Project title: Electrosila (Electric power)
  • Popular names: Erectosila (Erection strength), Electrosha, Electra, Lepestrichestvo (~ electricity)
  • Type of station: pylon with a shortened central hall
  • Entrance to the station: typical ground lobby
  • Traffic: about 731 thousand people per month

Electrosila also used to be a tile station. But now the track walls are finished with granite.

The station owes its name to the largest electric machine building enterprise, the Electrosila plant, which was previously located directly above it. Previously, the Siemens plant. Now new residential buildings are growing there like mushrooms.

The central hall of the station is one of the shortest in the St. Petersburg metro. But at the end of the hall there is a beautiful panel "Electrification of the USSR".

One of the best panels at the stations of the beggar Khrushchev era. And besides him, there is not much to look at at this station.

The appearance of the station has changed quite a lot during the repair. This is when the tiles on the track walls were changed to porcelain stoneware, and the asphalt floor to gray granite.

The doors in the track walls are rather nondescript.

Unless the lamps here are not bad.

There are three escalators at the station. Hermetic door - lifting type, "toilet lid".

The lobby, as already mentioned, is typical. The same as at the stations Frunzenskaya and Park Pobedy. There was also the same lobby at the station Горьковскаяru, but it was rebuilt. And there was the same one at the station There is no such page!, but a house was built on top of it. It is stated that the design withstands the hit of an air bomb, but it is not stated what caliber.

Inside, the lobby is also completely typical. Nothing interesting.

Well, at the same time. This station completes a continuous chain of seven pylon stations in a row, viewed from the north. Then there are "horizontal elevators", and in the northern part of the line there are stations with a single common hall, which replaced the "horizontal elevators". But that's another story ;)