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Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth – The Metro in St Petersburg

St Petersburg Metro

Because it needs to run below huge rivers, the Saint-Petersburg Metro is the deepest in the World and the Primorskaya platform is seventy-one metres below ground with an escalator ride of one hundred and ten metres which takes several minutes to get to the bottom (the deepest station on the London Underground by-the-way is Angel on the Northern Line at sixty metres and on the New York Subway it is 191st Street on the Seventh Avenue Line at a mere fifty-five metres).

You always have to be careful about these biggest, highest, widest sort of statistics of course because there is always an inevitable challenge.  Saint-Petersburg bases its claim on an average depth of the entire network.  The unfortunately named Arsenalna is a station on the metro in Kiev in the Ukraine and at 105.5 metres is currently the deepest station in the world.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

St Petersburg Metro Escalator

Escalator on the St Petersburg Metro

Because it needs to run below huge rivers, the Saint-Petersburg Metro is the deepest in the World and the Primorskaya platform is seventy-one metres below ground with an escalator ride of one hundred and ten metres which takes several minutes to get to the bottom (the deepest station on the London Underground by-the-way is Angel on the Northern Line at sixty metres and on the New York Subway it is 191st Street on the Seventh Avenue Line at a mere fifty-five metres).

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Russia, Saint-Petersburg and Nevsky Prospekt

St Savior Church on Spilled Blood Saint-Petersburg

After an acceptable but not exceptional buffet dinner it was time to go exploring and we planned to make our way into the city.  The hotel was some way from the centre on the very western shore of Vasilievsky Island so this adventure required transport and we started with a mini-bus ride to the Metro station Primorskaya where we purchased tokens for the ride and began a steep descent from street level to the trains.

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