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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

Wednesday, Oct. 22


English teachers can expect to receive a few useful pointers today from Evgeny Kalashnikov, the British Council regional teacher, during the EFL Seminar this afternoon hosted by the British Book Center. The topic of today’s seminar is “Grammar Practice.”


Young Petersburgers will get the chance to jumpstart their careers at “Professional Growth,” a job fair and forum featuring more than 40 major Russian and international companies vying for potential candidates for future positions. The forum not only is a chance to network but also to learn more about the modern business world and to understand what it takes to get the job you want.



Thursday, Oct. 23


AmCham’s Public Relations Committee meeting is scheduled to meet this morning at 9 a.m. in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center.


Sportsmen get their chance to stock up on all kinds of gear at the Hunting and Fishing 2014 exhibition starting today at Lenexpo. Everything from rods and reels to boats, motorcycles and equipment for underwater hunting will be on sale so that any avid outdoorsman can always be prepared.



Friday, Oct. 24


SPIBA’s ongoing “Breakfast with the Director” series continues today, featuring Tomas Hajek, Managing Director of the Northwest Division at Danone Russia. Hajek will be discussing collaborations between businesses from different cultures. The meeting is at 9 a.m. at the Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel and all who wish to attend must confirm their participation by Oct. 23.


Get your gong on at “Sounds of the Universe,” a concert at the city planetarium this evening incorporating six different gongs to create relaxing songs that will transport you upwards into the stratosphere. Tickets are 700 rubles ($17).



Saturday, Oct. 25


AVA Expo, the eighth edition of the event revolving around all things pop culture, returns to Lenexpo this weekend. Geeks, nerds, dweebs and dorks will have their chance to talk science fiction and explore a variety of international pop culture. Tickets for the event can be purchased on their website at avaexpo.ru.



Sunday, Oct. 26


Zenit St. Petersburg returns home for the first time in nearly a month as they host Mordovia Saransk in a Russian Premier League game. Currently at the top of the league thanks to their undefeated start to the season, the northern club hopes to extend the gap between them and second-place CSKA Moscow and win the title for the first time in three years. Tickets are available at the stadium box office or on the club’s website.



Monday, Oct. 27


Today marks the end of the art exhibit “Neophobia” at the Erarta Museum. Artists Alexey Semichov and Andrei Kuzmin took a neo-modernist approach to represent the array of fears that are ever-present throughout our lives. Tickets are 200 rubles ($4.90).



Tuesday, Oct. 28


The Domina Prestige St. Petersburg hotel plays host to SPIBA’s Marketing and Communications Committee’s round table discussion on “Government Relations Practices in Russia” this morning. The discussion starts at 9:30 a.m. and participation must be confirmed by Oct. 24.



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