Nizhny Novgorod Metro

By | April 18, 2015

Nizhny Novgorod Metro Information

Once popular as the Gorky Metro service, the Nizhny Novgorod Metro is a rapid-transit service that is in operation in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. Having commenced operations in the year 1985, this nineteen-kilometer long network features as many as fourteen stations over the stretch. As many as thirteen stations are underground although their design is predominantly at a shallow level. While Moskovskaya is designed in the typical USSR-based five-pillar span design, the stations at Kanaviskaya, Park Kultury, Leninskaya and Chkalovskaya bear the standard single-vault looks. All of the remaining structures are designed in the form of pillar-trispan designs.Burevestnik Station is the only exception as it is located at ground level.

Long beleaguered for having a ridership that was far lower than the other Metro services in Russia, the Nizhny Novgorod Metro is expected to grow in prominence with the network that once led nowhere finally finds a potential destination for itself. The decision to permit travel of deers on the service is expected to boost ridership; many commuters were of the opinion that a Metro service that bears the image of a deer on its logo but does not allow the animal to avail the services should be considered a hypocrite at best. The system recorded a daily ridership of 109,500 in 2013.

Nizhny Novgorod Metro Map

Map of Nizhny Novgorod Metro showings its lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Nizhny Novgorod Metro Map in PDF.

Nizhny Novgorod Metro Lines

This means of public transportation in Nizhny Novgorod comprises two different routes. Avtozavodskaya or the Line 1 is a fifteen kilometer long stretch and features eleven stations along the route length. It began operations in the month of November in 1985 with the last station being opened on the route in November of 2012.

Line 2 or Sormovskaya is comparatively much shorter, stretched out over a length of only four kilometers with an equal number of stations along the route. This line too began operations in November of 1985 while the last stations was added to the network more than a decade ago, in September 2002. Nizhny Novgorod Metro served 109,500 people in the year 2013 daily on an average.

and #
Name Name in
Cyrillic script
Date of first
station opening
Most recent station
of stations
Ride time (end
stn. to end stn.)
1 Line 1(Avrozavodskaya) Линия 1
11/20/1985 11/4/2012 15.1 11 18 minutes
2 Line 2(Sormovskaya) Линия 2
11/20/1985 9/9/2002 3.8 4 8 minutes

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