Spasskaya

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  • Opened: March 7, 2009
  • Station depth: 60 meters
  • Project title: World/Peace Square-2
  • Type of station: pylon
  • Entrance to the station: separate ground lobby
  • Traffic: about 678 thousand people per month

The station got its name thanks to the Assumption Cathedral, also known as the church "Spas-na-Sennoy", destroyed on February 1, 1961. The vestibule of the neighboring station Sennaya Ploshchad was later built exactly on the site of the temple. The station is also located on Spassky Island and only slightly away from Spassky Lane.

The station is part of the only transfer hub in Saint-Petersburg of three stations, popularly called "walking in a circle". From the opening in 2009 until November 7, 2013, the station did not have its own exit to the city.

There is a large flow of passengers at the station, especially along the passages from neighboring stations, and closer passages between the pylons and in the central hall. This is generally the only pylon station on the entire line. Pylon stations are the cheapest, and it is obvious that such technical decisions were made due to the lack of money in the "dashing 90s".

In fact, this station is the closest in the entire metro of Saint-Petersburg. Well, very tight.

At the stage of completion of its own exit to the city, in places it was impossible to pass through the station at all. Although the width of the central hall here is one meter less than the norm.

The station is also notorious for multiple spelling mistakes in the spelling of the names of Saint-Petersburg architects, to whom it seems to be dedicated. Moreover, they solved this problem without correcting errors, but by issuing a paper of linguistic expertise stating that now it is precisely this naming of architects, with errors, that is considered correct. A typical Russian approach.

Interestingly, the tightness extends only to the station itself - the ground lobby, escalators and the underground passage from the escalators to the hall are made in normal sizes. The ground vestibule is located exactly at ground level, whereas the neighboring stations must either climb up the steps Sennaya Ploshchad, or dive into the underpass Sadovaya.

Above the escalator, in the best traditions, you can observe a mosaic panel in honor of the shopping malls, the temple that were once here, as well as famous Russian writers who once lived and worked on the street next to the station.

Interestingly, Spasskaya is the only station in Saint-Petersburg where the exit to the city is located in the middle of the station, and not at the end of the hall.

There is traditionally a hermetic door in front of the escalator. As far as can be understood - vertical, like a "guillotine".

The transition from the escalator to the station has a complex large drawing on the floor. Long transitions were required because the space both on the ground and underground is very closely filled with different structures here, and even just putting the station together properly is not an easy task.

The transition from the escalator takes us to the very panel about architects with mistakes in surnames.

Let's pay attention to the colorful lamps.

Thanks to the bright design, the station is perceived, though cramped, but warm enough.

The doors in the track walls are clearly highlighted. In addition to the colored tape with the name of the station, there is also a name in large human letters on the track walls.

Currently, the station is the terminus on the line, so boarding is done only in one direction. There is no landing on the other side.

Since the station and the crossings to it were built in the most dashing years of the country and with very poor financing, both crossings Sennaya-Spasskaya, crossing Spasskaya-Sadovaya, crossing have many problems with both the design and operation of escalators. And if the escalators were finally replaced with defective ones with normally working ones, then there is no way to change the configuration of the transition tunnels. Live and suffer with it now.

At the end of the station is Sennaya-Spasskaya, crossing - the most terrible of all the transitions in the Saint-Petersburg metro. His architect definitely needs to get his balls off.

At the other end there is a door to the service rooms of the metro. Right next to it is a staircase Spasskaya-Sadovaya, crossing. In this transition, the same shit escalators also broke down, which caused long closures of the transition for repairs.

The descent to the station from the escalator and from the transition Spasskaya-Sadovaya, crossing is very epic - chic steep stairs, almost impassable for the disabled.

It is very interesting that benches are inscribed in the central hall - in such arched recesses in the pylons.

In general, the station is interesting, but I don't want to linger here. Trampled.