Norilsk first bus station located on Leninsky prospekt
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Norilsk first bus station located on Leninsky prospekt

November 09, 2022

Until the early 1970s, there was no separate bus station building in Norilsk. The central parking lot for passenger transport was Octyabrskaya square, and bus conductors accepted travelling payment right in the buses

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. In the late 1960s, a large-scale reorganization of public transport began in Norilsk: new routes were added, including the Talnah and Kayerkan directions, conductors were abolished, and composters appeared in buses. There was also a need for a separate bus station.

It was opened in the same building as the new Flowers store – on Leninsky prospekt, 33.

The bus stop was formed around a one-story building right in the city center. The shop itself has long been an oasis in the middle of winter.

But passenger traffic and the number of routes continued to grow rapidly. In the late 1970s, the bus station moved to Nansen street. There, a small pavilion was built for it from a profiled sheet. Norilsk people called it the “chicken coop”. That bus station was considered temporary, but stood until the new century.

The need for a new bus station in Norilsk was again discussed in the 1990s. As a result, in the mid-1990s, construction began on the current bus station on Nansen street. Later, the construction was frozen for five years, and only in 2000 the builders returned to the facility again.

The Slovenian company Biro-71 commissioned the three-story bus station with a fountain in January 2004.

In the History Spot’s previous publication we told that almost half of the Norilsk streets changed their names to new ones.

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Text: Svetlana Ferapontova, Photo: Nornickel Polar Branch archive

November 09, 2022

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