Public Transport Patterns Changed During Forum
Published: May 22, 2014 (Issue # 1811)
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.