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- Opened: November 3, 1967
- Station depth: 46m
- Project title: Mayakovskaya
- Type of station: horizontal elevator
- Entrance to the station: ground lobby built into the old building
- Traffic: total about 777 thousand people per month
The station is named after the famous Soviet poet. A street starting on the other side of Nevsky Prospekt right from the exit of the metro is named after him.
It is logical that the entire design of the station is dedicated to Mayakovsky. By far, the most beautiful "horizontal elevator" in Saint-Petersburg.
The walls of the station are stylized as red banners - they have beveled projections near the doors and are lined with smalt of an intense red tone. The wall on the left always looks smooth to the viewer, the right one looks stepped.
At both ends of the station hall, the walls are decorated with portraits of the poet, executed in mosaic in a sharp graphic manner.
Some station doors are sometimes closed for repairs.
The Mayakovskaya station is adjacent to the station Площадь Восстанияru with the leg of the letter T, and due to the large flow of passengers there are not one, but two inter-station crossings: Ploshchad Vosstaniya - Mayakovskaya, crossings.
The first crossing is aimed at the upward flow from the station Площадь Восстанияru - three of the four escalators work for the ascent, and only one for the descent. There are always crowds on the descent, so there are difficulties with shooting.
The second transition is much more free and works approximately equally in both directions. At the same time, it leads to a separate exit to the Moskovsky railway station: Ploshchad Vosstaniya, to Moskovsky railway Station.
Now let's go to the other end of the station, the one where the exit is up. There is a very interesting stepped ceiling design. And quite an interesting wall decoration.
The hermetic door here is traditional - vertical, like a "guillotine".
Let's go upstairs.
The lobby is interesting. It is not just built into the old building, but also has two exits to both adjacent streets - Nevsky Prospekt and Marata Street. The latter is like only an exit, although you can go inside through it.
The very center of the city.
The exit to Nevsky Prospekt is wider.
On this side, the lobby is decorated with a full-length embossed bas-relief of Mayakovsky and quotations from his works.
On the side of Nevsky Prospekt, Mayakovsky himself and his poems are placed on the column:
HAMMER AND VERSE,
THE LAND OF YOUTH!
On the side of the escalator - other lines:
BUT THREE TIMES —
WHICH WILL BE!
The lobby is cramped but cozy. Let's go back down.
To the east, the service connecting branch to the station Площадь Восстанияru adjoins the station in the form of a revolving tunnel with three switches and an offset to the first main track: Service connecting branches of 1/3 Lines.
There are always a lot of people here. The very center of the city is still there.
That's it. Even on the most beautiful horizontal elevator, there are not too many objects to shoot :(