Line 4 (Saint Petersburg Metro)

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Line 4 (Pravoberezhnaya)
Spb metro line4.svg
Metro SPB Line4 PL.svg
TypeRapid transit
SystemSaint Petersburg Metro
Ulitsa Dybenko
OwnerSaint Petersburg Metro
Line length11.2 km (7.0 mi)
Track gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
Route map
Gorny Institut
Service siding to line 5
Ligovsky Prospekt
Service siding to line 3
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo II
Prospekt Bolshevikov
Ulitsa Dybenko

Line 4 of the Saint Petersburg Metro, also known as Pravoberezhnaya Line (Russian: Правобере́жная ли́ния) or Orange Line, is a rapid transit line in Saint Petersburg, Russia, which connects city centre with the south-ost districts on the right bank of the Neva River. Despite its name, which literally means Right Bank Line, the line from the beginning had the stations on the left bank of the Neva river. Opened in 1985, it is the shortest line in the system with the stations featuring a modern design. Since 1994, it has been officially designated "Line 4," but the original name is still often used in informal context.

The line originally opened to provide access from the centre for the new residential areas in the eastern part of city, along the right bank of the Neva River. However, delays in the construction of the future Fruzenskaya-Primorskaya Line (Line 5), compelled the metro officials to temporarily link the already completed northern part of the Line 5 (starting from Sadovaya) to Pravoberezhnaya Line, as they felt that it was better to have a single connected line rather than two unconnected ones. From that point on, the line expanded northward, as per original plans of Line 5 expansion.

On March 7, 2009, Spasskaya station was completed, creating the city's first three-way transfer and it officially became the new terminal for Line 4; as per the original plan, all Line 4 stations north of Dostoyevskaya were absorbed into the recently opened Kupchinsko-Primorskaya Line.


Segment Date opened Length
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo to Prospekt Bolshevikov December 30, 1985 5.2 km
Prospekt Bolshevikov to Ulitsa Dybenko November 1, 1987 1.7 km
Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo to Sadovaya December 30, 1991 4.2 km
Sadovaya to Chkalovskaya (now Line 5) September 15, 1997 4.4 km
Chkalovskaya to Staraya Derevnya (now Line 5) January 15, 1999 4.1 km
Krestovsky Ostrov September 3, 1999 N/A
Staraya Derevnya to Komendantsky Prospekt (now Line 5) April 2, 2005 2.3 km
Spasskaya March 7, 2009 -10.8 km*
Total: 8 Stations 11.1 km

* Segment from Sadovaya to Komendantsky Prospekt has been transferred to Line 5. Spasskaya has become the interchange station to Line 5 at Sadovaya.

Name changes[edit]

Station Previous name(s) Years
Novocherkasskaya Krasnogvardeiskaya 1985–1991


Transfer to At
Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line Dostoyevskaya
Moskovsko-Petrogradskaya Line Spasskaya
Nevsko-Vasileostrovskaya Line Ploshchad Alexandra Nevskogo II
Frunzensko-Primorskaya Line Spasskaya

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is served by the Vyborgskoe (No. 6) depot, and has 42 six-carriage trains assigned to it. Some of them are 81-717/714 trains from the 1980s, while others are the 81-540.2/541.2, .5, and .8 modifications from the 2000s.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

Over the coming years, there will be an expansion into the west to Kamenka. In the east there are plans to expand one station further, to Narodnaya, after which there will be a new depot called the Pravoberezhnoye depot.

A maglev has been proposed.[1]

Planned stations[edit]