Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-1

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  • Opened: November 3, 1967
  • Station depth: 60m
  • Project title: Red Square
  • Popular names: PlAN, Sashka
  • Type of station: closed type (horizontal elevator)
  • Entrance to the station: ground lobby, later built into the building
  • Traffic: total about 707 thousand people per month

The station is named because of its location under the square of the same name. Previously, the square was called Alexander Nevsky, and even earlier - Red. Nevsky Prospekt ends here, and opposite the station is the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

The route from this station to the station Yelizarovskaya is the longest interstation route in Saint-Petersburg (3.4 kilometers). But as with all horizontal elevators, it is very difficult to look into the tunnel here.

This station has the longest name in Saint-Petersburg (25 letters and 2 spaces).

Against the background of other "horizontal elevators", this one stands out with a strong inclination of the walls of the station hall. There were previously ribbed light panels above the doors. Then they were replaced with frosted glass, and during the repair of the station around 2010, they were replaced with typical office lamps.

The exit from the station with three escalators is from the northern end of the station. Hermetic door - vertical type, "guillotine".

It is interesting that during the repair of the escalators, the exit from the station was only through Alexander Nevsky Square, transition.

Let's go upstairs. It is interesting that near the escalator at the station there is such an inconspicuous ladder somewhere down.

The station lobby is unadorned. It is interesting that at first it was built as a separate building, and a few years later the building of the Moskva Hotel was built around it. Even later, the entrance to the shopping center was made directly from the station lobby.

In general, nothing interesting. Much more interesting is the other end of the station.

From here begins Alexander Nevsky Square, transition. Let's pay attention to the lamps (above the stairs and in the passage) and the sharp difference in color schemes at the station and in the passage.

Here, on the reverse side, the lists of stations are very gracefully inscribed in the contours of the station tunnel. Straight good.

Here in the passage there is an enchanting, very famous composition "Five Men on Four Horses". Behind it was a brick wall covering the last two station doors. Before the construction of the station Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-2, the composition was right at the end, but after the opening of the passage, it should be moved to the end wall of the passage. However, about it - here Alexander Nevsky Square, transition.

At the right edge of the photo on the right is an understudy of a traffic light (if I understand everything correctly).

For three years, from the opening of the line in 1967 until the opening of its extension at the end of 1970, the station was the terminal. In the direction of the station Yelizarovskaya, there was previously a double-track turnaround dead end. Subsequently, one of the dead ends was rebuilt into Service connecting branches of 3/4 Lines, and a maintenance point was organized in the second.

In general, as in all "horizontal elevators", there is nothing to catch here. Except Alexander Nevsky Square, transition.

Although the room is nice.