Ventilation shafts of the Saint Petersburg Metro

The Saint Petersburg Metro is located deep underground.

Escalators down to platform level at Nevsky Prospekt (Не́вский проспе́кт) station on Line 2

With around 2.15 million passengers per day using the network.

Platform level at Ploshchad Vosstaniya (Плóщадь Восстáния) station on Line 1

For this reason ventilation shafts are an important feature – they allow fresh air to reach the tunnels far below ground level.

The first ventilation shaft I found was near Gorkovskaya station on line 2, in the grounds of Alexander Park.

Ventilation shaft for the Saint Petersburg Metro near Gorkovskaya (Го́рьковская) station on line 2

They also appear in the middle of the city, such as this shaft outside Ploshchad Vosstaniya (Плóщадь Восстáния) station on line 1.

Tunnel ventilation stack outside Ploshchad Vosstaniya (Плóщадь Восстáния) station

The third one I found was in the Field of Mars (Ма́рсово по́ле), a short distance from Saint Michael’s Castle.

Ventilation shaft for the Saint Petersburg Metro at Field of Mars (Ма́рсово по́ле)

I wonder how many other ventilation shafts exist across the network?

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