Kievaka Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – First stretch of Line 4. New line. 6 Nov 2013 – Line 2 extension from Ipodrom to Teremky. 1.4 km, 1 station.
Examples of interesting station design:
The capital of the Ukraine boasts a spectacular metro with three lines and stations similar to other cities in the former Soviet Union [ Kiev metro.kiev.ua], [ urbanrail.fotopic.net].
Photo [Daniel Erler, absence-of-fear.de]: Platform level of Zoloti Vorota (Golden Gate) station.
Kiev's stations are diverse in design. Apart from those in traditional soviet-style magnificence there are a couple of rather futuristic ones.
Photo [ metropoliten.kiev.ua]: Platform level of Pecherskaya station. Metro Museum. The small museum provides some information about planning, construction, and operation of the metro. Exhibits include station models, historic photos, and tickets. Address: Peremohy Prospekt 35. At Politekhnichnyi Instytut metro station. Hours (check before visiting): Except Fridays. Reference: de.wikipedia.org.
Former Soviet family Members: Baku, Dnepropetrovsk, Kazan, Kharkov, Kiev, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Characteristics: The same type of trains is used, stations are often lavishly decorated and made of marble or other natural stone. Many of these cities began with a triangular three-line network layout and three transfer stations. Derivatives: Warsaw Pact family.
Pan-shaped loop - Miska Electrychka - 51 km - 15 stations - round trip 87 minutes - opened 2009 - completed 2011 - Urban electric railway, operational during rush hours only.
"Oberezhno, dveri zachinyayutsa – nastupna stantsiya [name]" ("Mind the closing doors – next station is [station name]") ( wav from voices.metro.ru).
Generic Links for Kiev Metro
Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org
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