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Paveletskaya station is a location that appears in both the novel and, more or less, the game.



Art of unknown origin depicting Pavelskaya.

Paveletskaya is unique in that its Hermetic Door, that should block the surface entrance, is missing, so every night the mutants of the surface come down to the station terrorizing and hunting every unfortunate soul who stay there. The city is below the main platform, and all guards have to defend the population from the "visitors" (the station's slang for mutants). All attempts to close the "entrance" with steel plates were in vain, only walling it up with concrete could stop the monsters but for some reason Paveletskaya station never had a chance to do it.

Due to the poor living standards and the open entrance allowing radiation into the station, both the water and air are heavily polluted. People who dare to inhabit the area are very weak, while children bare heavy signs of developed mutation (e.g. extra limbs or lack of fingers).

The station has a strict curfew - heavy steel gates fixed to the several tunnels' stay closed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to prevent monsters from entering those areas and thus protecting people staying at the station. No faction dares to attack the Paveletskaya station, partially out of sympathy and respect, but mostly because the Paveletskaya guards protect a major entrance to the Metro, and if they were forced to fight invaders, mutants could sneak in and infest the whole Metro.

Metro 2033 (game)Edit

Paveletskaya is very similar to Hole Station in Defense and Cursed Station of Metro 2033. It has been speculated that either Cursed or Hole station, or both, were based on Paveletskaya. The main difference with the book is about the entrance of the mutants: in the book is a broken gateway to the surface, in the game both locations suffer from the tunnels near the stations.


  • Hansa, which Paveletskaya is neighbours with, sometimes aids the station with some weaponry to fight the mutants, mostly for their own reason for not wanting mutants on the Circle Line.
    • Hansa's sentrybox is located at the end of the tunnel connecting one-another, far away from the Paveletskaya station itself.