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St. Petersburg May Connect Pulkovo Airport City with New Tram Route

The Commission for Amendments to St. Petersburg’s General Plan has endorsed the concept of creating a tram route from Pulkovo Airport to the Shushary settlement, as revealed in the meeting minutes published on the website of the Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture (CUA). This development was reported by “Delovoy Petersburg.”

The commission approved the application from the City Committee for Investments, Vozdushnye Vorota Severnoy Stolitsy (VVSS), and Pulkovo Airport JSC. The construction of the infrastructure will utilize the section of tracks currently under construction in the Slavyanka area.

“Utilizing the tram line for the purpose of organizing tram transportation between the airport and the metro would allow for a more comprehensive use of the tram line’s potential, both in terms of its capacity and the utilization of its depot’s production capabilities,” stated the applicants.

Previously, the commission responsible for amending St. Petersburg’s General Plan had considered proposals related to several airport territories. In order to protect them from development, the commission preserved their agricultural designation.

To enhance customer service, the company “Vozdushnye Vorota Severnoy Stolitsy,” which manages Pulkovo Airport, has entered into a cooperation agreement with the largest bus operator in St. Petersburg, AO “Trety Park.” Quality service audits and passenger feedback management are planned as part of this collaboration.

To reach St. Petersburg from Pulkovo Airport at the moment, you have several transportation options depending on your preferences and budget. Here are the most common ways to get from Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg:

  1. Taxi: The most convenient but also the most expensive option is to take a taxi. You’ll find taxi stands outside the airport terminals, and you can also use ride-sharing apps like Uber or Yandex.Taxi to book a ride. The journey to the city center takes around 30-40 minutes, depending on traffic.
  2. Airport Shuttle Bus: Pulkovo Airport operates shuttle buses that connect the airport to various locations in St. Petersburg. Look for the shuttle bus stop outside the terminal. This is a cost-effective option, and the buses are generally comfortable.
  3. Public Bus: St. Petersburg has an extensive public bus network, and you can take Bus 39 or Minibus K39 to get to the Moskovskaya Metro Station. From there, you can access the city’s metro system to reach your desired destination.
  4. Metro: The quickest and most affordable way to get to St. Petersburg is by taking the metro. Pulkovo Airport is connected to the Moskovskaya Metro Station, which is part of Line 2 (the Blue Line). The metro is efficient and can take you to various parts of the city.
  5. Rental Car: If you prefer more flexibility and have a driver’s license, you can rent a car at the airport. Keep in mind that traffic in St. Petersburg can be challenging, especially during rush hours.
  6. Private Transfer: You can also arrange for a private transfer in advance. Many companies offer this service, and a driver will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your destination in St. Petersburg.
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