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Kiev

aka Kyiv, Ukraine


Date of opening22 Oct 1960
Network length67.6 km (42.01 mi)
Stations52 (49*)
Lines3        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line17.33
Avg. station distance1,380 m (0.86 mi)
Avg. line length22.53 km (14.00 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 16 Dec 2013
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)1.42 million (as of 2011)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)21,000 (13,100)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.27 EUR (as of 2009); gates, token
TrackRight, gauge: 1520 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 825 V
Air-conditioned trains
Walk-through trains
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless lines
Platform screen doors
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: gif, © 2010 metro.kiev.ua

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Latest Openings

 2015 – First stretch of Line 4. New line.
6 Nov 2013 – Line 2 extension from Ipodrom to Teremky. 1.4 km, 1 station.




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 2 stars (silver)  Kiev

The capital of the Ukraine boasts a spectacular metro with three lines and stations similar to other cities in the former Soviet Union [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

metro museum 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.





Relationships with Other Metros

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.




Circle Lines

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.




Departure Procedure and Sounds

"Oberezhno, dveri zachinyayutsa – nastupna stantsiya [name]" ("Mind the closing doors – next station is [station name]") (wav from voices.metro.ru).






Handpicked Resources

metro.kiev.ua Official website




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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