In 1932, the modern settlement was founded to serve a cement factory. The settlement was named Pikalyovo after the railway station. In 1947, it was granted status of urban-type settlement and in 1954—town status.
Pikalyovo is located on the St. Petersburg–Vologda railroad. There are three platforms in the town: Pikalyovo-1, Pikalyovo-2, and Obrinsky.
Both intra- and intercity bus services are available in Pikalyovo.
The town's soccer team, "Metallurg", plays in the Leningrad Oblast championships.
Also available are a sport complex, an illuminated ski line, a sports school for children, ice-hockey areas, "Metallurg" stadium, and heavy athletics hall.
RUSSIA: RUSSIAN ALUMINUM PLANTS TO MERGE.(Volkhov Aluminum smelter and the Pikalyovo refinery of alumina)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
Oct 01, 2001; Russia's Volkhov Aluminum smelter and the Pikalyovo refinery of alumina, an intermediate product for aluminum production,...