World's deepest metro station to be in Russia

A new subway station, the world's deepest, will be unveiled in downtown St. Petersburg.

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2011, 17:28 PM IST

St. Petersburg: A new subway station, the world's deepest, will be unveiled in downtown St. Petersburg, authorities said.

The Admiralteiskaya station lies over 100 m below the surface. Its opening Wednesday will decrease the load on other metro stations in the city, the northwest Russian city's administration reported.

A total of 10.2 billion rubles (USD 325 mln) has been allocated from the city budget to the construction of stations and tunnels in 2011.

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