Kiev Light Rail

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Kiev Light Rail
Kiev T logo.svg
Locale Kiev, Ukraine
Transit type Light rail
Number of lines 2 lines / 5 routes[1]
Number of stations 19
Began operation 1978
Operator(s) Kyivpastrans
System length 21 km (13 mi)[citation needed]
Track gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
(Russian gauge)
Electrification Overhead lines

The Kiev Light Rail or Kiev Rapid Tram (Ukrainian: Київський швидкісний трамвай, translit.: Kyivs’kyi shvydkisnyi tramvai) is a light rail rapid transit service that serves the Ukrainian capital Kiev. The system is separated from the city's regular tram system.

Currently there are two separate light rail lines distant from each other; the third line already announced as a firm urban planning decision. Both lines have intermodal stations interconnected with the Kiev Metro, urban electric train, in addition to other modes of the city's public transport.


Pravoberezhna Line[edit]

The Pravoberezhna Line (Ukrainian: Правобережна лінія) is the first tram line to be opened, and is located on the city's right-bank. It was closed for reconstruction in 2008 and opened again on October 16, 2010. The line is separated from other street traffic by fence for most of its length.

Livoberezhna Line[edit]

The Livoberezhna Line (Ukrainian: Лівобережна лінія) is the system's second light rail line that was built in 1993-2000 to serve the Troieschyna neighborhood. It was closed after low passenger traffic in 2009, although it was rebuilt to connect with the urban electric train in 2010-2012 and re-opened again on October 25, 2012. The line is also entirely separated from other traffic with fence and bridges.[2]



  1. ^ "Information about the transport authority KP "Kyivpastrans" in Kyiv". Easyway (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "The tram will run towards Troieschyna on Thursday". UNIAN (in Ukrainian). 19 October 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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