Alexander Nevsky Square, transition

  • Opened: December 30, 1985
  • Popular names: Five men on four horses

This interstation transition is the most epic and famous in Saint-Petersburg. Simply due to a mistake made by the architects, which no one noticed in time.

At the border of the station Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-1 at the end of the crossing, you can see the composition "Alexander Nevsky", depicting an ancient Russian cavalry squad.

As you can see, there are five men in the squad. Who sit on four horses. So this place is called - five men on four horses. When the composition was made, no one noticed that the number of horses and men did not match. Well, then they simply did not begin to redo it.

Interestingly, at this point of the transition, the design of both stations seems to overlap, integrate into each other. Directly from the men with horses you can see the whole station Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-1 through and through. At the same time, the lamps above the head are already from the station Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-2.

For some reason, it was in this nook that the poisonous yellow color of the lighting was preserved. Further along the transition, the color is normal.

The transition itself is completely without frills. Unless the ventilation grilles are decorated with metal.

Right in the middle of the passage is a hermetic door. It is difficult to establish the type, but I suspect that it is horizontal, like a "wardrobe".

At the turn of the hermetic door, you can equally clearly see both the men on horseback and the escalator down to Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo-2.

The escalator is also unadorned. Simple, utilitarian. There was a time when all the passenger traffic from the southeastern part of the city hung on it.

In general, this is the only transition between metro stations in Saint-Petersburg, which is interesting in itself. Five men on four horses rule.