Public transport

Metro. The first metro train whistle in St. Petersburg sounded only in November 1955. Today, the St. Petersburg underground is the second largest in Russia. There are 5 railway lines, 64 stations, 3.5 thousand trains and 2.5 million passengers a day. There are several stations of closed type – a platform is separated by the doors, in contrast to the open, where people can see the approaching train. Such stations were set up to protect against floods, as St. Petersburg is  a city on the water.

The ground transportation in St. Petersburg are buses, trolleybuses, trams and taxis. During the summer, there are also the water taxi – but it rather a nice attraction, than s really convenient form of transport.

When moving on the ground of St.Petersburg, do not forget about the raising of the bridge (of course, only during the navigation season on the Neva), which are 13 in St. Petersburg The wiring time –is from 1.30 am to 2.00 am until approximately 5.00 am. Individual bridges open up for half an hour at around 3.00 am.

At that time of day when the metro is closed, parallel to its main branches the night buses are run between May and October, as well as on some holidays, with an interval of motion in 30 minutes and intermittently at the time of the raising of the bridges.


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