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Public Transport Patterns Changed During Forum

Published: May 22, 2014 (Issue # 1811)



  • Changes to numerous public transport routes during SPIEF will make getting around town a challenge.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

It’s often the drivers that suffer when large events are held at Lenexpo, especially during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, with many of the nearby streets closed and redirected traffic turning Vasilievsky Island into one big traffic jam. This year, however, public transport users should also be prepared for delays as a number of route changes for city buses and trolleybuses have been made.

The No. 1 bus will stick to its usual route from Nalichnaya Ulitsa to Gavanskaya Ulitsa but will then direct to Sredny Prospekt, Detskaya Ulitsa and Bolshoi Prospekt before returning to its usual route along Novosibirskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 7, 128 and 151 buses will also be following their everyday route along Nalichnaya Ulitsa, then go on to Maly Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island, Gavanskaya Ulitsa, Sredny Prospekt and Detskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 152 bus will detour through Detskaya Ulitsa, Sredny Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island, Gavanskaya Street and Maly Prospekt on Vasilievsky Island after Kosaya Liniya, before returning to its usual path.

The No. 10 and 11 trolleybuses also have changes to their routes. The No. 10 trolleybus will change from Konnogvardeisky Boulevard to Pochtampsky Pereulok, Yakubovicha Ulitsa, St. Isaac’s Square, Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, Nevsky Prospekt and then to Novgorodskaya Ulitsa.

The No. 11 trolleybus will go from Tallinskaya Ulitsa along Stakhanovtsev Ulitsa, Novocherkassky Prospekt, Bolsheokhtinsky Most, Tulskaya Ulitsa, Suvorovsky Prospekt, Bevsky Prospekt, Malaya Morskaya Ulitsa, St. Isaac’s Square and Konnogvardeisky Boulevard, then on to its final destination on Ploschad Truda.

There is no official information about traffic changes on Vasilievsky Island during the days of the forum. However, traffic jams may occur throughout the city center. If residents would rather not waste time in their cars, they can make use of the city bikes instead. By the time the forum begins, 33 new bike rental stations are planned to be in operation near Lenexpo and hotels accommodating forum guests.

Due to St. Petersburg International Book Salon, also held from May 23 through 26, Klenovaya, Karavannaya, and Italianskaya Ulitsa as well as Manezhnaya Ploschad will be closed to traffic until May 26 and 27.

The 18th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 will be held in St. Petersburg from May 22 through 24.





 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Thursday, Nov. 27


The Customs and Transportation Committee for AmCham meets this morning at 9 a.m. in their office on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.


Tickets are still available for local KHL team SKA St. Petersburg’s showdown with Siberian club Metallurg Novokuznetsk tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Ice Palace outside the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. Tickets can be purchased on the team’s website, at the arena box office or in their merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.


Celebrate one of Russian literature’s most tragic figures during Blok Days, a two-day celebration of the 134th anniversary of the poet’s birthday. The tragic tenor’s work, which led to writer Maxim Gorky to hail him as Russia’s greatest living poet before his death in 1921, will be recited and meetings and discussions about his contributions to the Silver Age of literature in St. Petersburg will be discussed in the confines of his former residence.



Friday, Nov. 28


Join table game aficionados at the British Book Center’s Board Game Evening. Held every Friday at 5 p.m., aficionados and amateurs alike can come take part in a variety of different games that test one’s intellect and cunning.



Saturday, Nov. 29


Cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles are just some of the things that will walk and crawl at Lenexpo convention center this weekend as part of Zooshow, a two-day exhibition featuring not only man’s best friends but a four-legged fashion show, as well as a food fair that will help pet owners find out more about which kibbles are best for their hungry pets.



Sunday, Nov. 30


Remember the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Russo-Finnish war in 1939 during today’s reenactment titled “Winter War: How it Was.” More than 200 people will take part in recreating the opening salvoes of the battle for the north in Kamenka, a small village situated between Vyborg and St. Petersburg, using authentic equipment and vintage vehicles from the era. The faux battle begins at 2 p.m.



Monday, Dec. 1


Serbia filmmaker Emir Kusturica is the featured guest this evening at the Lensovet Palace of Culture the Petrograd Side. Fans of the director will get the chance to watch his movie “Black Cat, White Cat,” as well as ask questions about his award-winning filmography. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., start at 2,000 rubles ($42.50).



Tuesday, Dec. 2


Today is the final day of “Takoy Festival,” a three-week program of plays based on the works of Dostoevsky, Remarque and other famed European writers, whose work is transcribed for theatrical performances. Tonight’s festival finale is “Fathers and Sons,” a two-act drama staged by the Novosibirsk Academic Drama Theater based on Turgenev’s classic about familial relations.



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