With some 2.5 million passengers a day, St Petersburg's Metro is among the world's busiest.
St Petersburg – Fact Check

Was St Petersburg’s Metro designed to confuse strangers?

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St Petersburg – Fact Check Was St Petersburg’s Metro designed to confuse strangers?

A local joke says the St Petersburg Metro was built to confuse outsiders as, to change between the five different lines, you often also have to change stations though a connecting underground walkway.

Kieran Meeke
Kieran Meeke Travel Writer
Avtovo Metro St Petersburg

Avtovo on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line is one of St Petersburg's earliest Metro stations, designed by architect Ye.A. Levinson and opened in 1955. Photo by Martin Lindsay / Alamy

Martin Lindsay

Martin Lindsay

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Avtovo on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line is one of St Petersburg's earliest Metro stations, designed by architect Ye.A. Levinson and opened in 1955.

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