Kupchino

  • This station in Internet: Wikipedia, Wikimapia
  • Opened: December 25, 1972
  • Station depth: ground, covered
  • Project title: Vitebskaya
  • Popular names: Chukchino (Place of the Chukchi), Cappuccino
  • Type of station: shore platforms, two tracks with exit to the depot and cross exit from the depot
  • Entrance to the station: entrance/exit from the underpass, exit also directly to the street
  • Traffic: about 2.2 million people per month

Kupchino is one of the very few ground stations in Saint-Petersburg, the first of the currently operating ones. Therefore, we are not talking about the anti-atomic protection complex here. The station was built, as far as can be understood, according to the same project as Рыбацкоеru.

The transfer station to the railway station of the same name, to intercept passenger traffic. According to the original project, it was supposed to make a station with a cross-platform transition, as was later done at the station Девяткиноru. Metro trains were supposed to arrive between the existing platforms of the railway platform, but this was not done, since they did not have time with the construction, and the station was handed over unfinished – there are only groundwork for the exit to the railway.

There is also a magic door to the Malaya Oktyabrskaya Children's Railway.

As at all terminal stations, there is an explosion-proof container on the arrival platform, it is also an anti-bomb safe. Withstands an explosion inside itself up to 3kg of TNT equivalent.

A narrow service platform is located in the middle between the passenger platforms. On it, the drivers of the wrapped trains pass from the head of the arriving train to the other end of the station to the head of the next departing train.

If you look into the ramp leading to the metro depot There is no such page!, you can visually see the procedure for the turnover of trains. In the other direction, the tunnel dives underground, and the counter-rail is clearly visible at the turn of the tunnel.

The station has 19 entrances and exits, but some of them work only at the exit, because they lead to the arrival platform.

At the same time, the station is part of a major interchange hub for ground transport. In addition to electric trains, there are urban routes on the one hand, and suburban ones on the other. And of course, a huge residential area of Kupchino. Our Harlem.

You can enter the station only from the underpass. Except for the magic door to the children's railway.

The only street entrance to the station leads to the same underpass.

In general, the station is the clearest example of how not to build a subway. Exclusively utilitarian style. It feels like you're in some kind of hangar, not a subway station.

There's nothing to see here.

Such is it - a subway station in Harlem. Even its name is hidden on the walls so that you can still try to find it.