Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line

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Blue line 2 Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line
Kiev kkl metro map.svg
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Kiev Metro
Locale Kiev, Ukraine
Termini Heroiv Dnipra
Teremky
Stations 17
Operation
Opening 17 December 1976
Operator(s) Kyivskyi Metropoliten
Technical
Line length 20.95 km
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Route map

The Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line (Ukrainian: Куренівсько-Червоноармійська лінія, Kurenivs'ko-Chervonoarmiys'ka liniia), is the second line of the Kiev Metro, first opened in 1976, it extended northwards along the right bank of the Dnieper river and began deviating from the river towards the southwest. As the current stations were built in the 1970s and 1980s, architecturally the line shows some of the best examples of late-Soviet architectural features. It is generally coloured blue on the maps.

Timeline[edit]

Segment Date opened Length
Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Poshtova Ploshcha, Kontraktova Ploshcha 17 December 1976 2.32 km
Tarasa Shevchenka, Petrivka, Obolon 19 December 1980 4.40 km
Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho, Olimpiiska 19 December 1981 1.70 km
Minska, Heroiv Dnipra 6 November 1982 2.35 km
Palats "Ukrayina", Lybidska 30 December 1984 2.43 km
Demiivska, Holosiivska, Vasylkivska 15 December 2010 3.80 km
Vystavkovyi Tsentr 27 December 2011 1.48 km
Ipodrom 25 October 2012 0.92 km
Teremky 6 November 2013 1.50 km
Total: 18 stations 20.95 km

Name changes[edit]

Station Previous name(s) Years
Maidan Nezalezhnosti Ploshcha Kalinina 1976–1977
Ploshcha Zhovtnevoi Revolutsii 1977–1991
Kontraktova Ploshcha Chervona Ploshcha 1976–1990
Obolon Prospekt Korniychuka 1980–1990
Palats "Ukrayina" Chervonoarmiyska 1984–1993
Lybidska Dzerzhynska 1984–1993
Olimpiiska Respublikansky Stadion 1981–2011

Transfers[edit]

# Transfer to At
Kiev Metro Line 1.svg Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line Maidan Nezalezhnosti
Kiev Metro Line 3.svg Syretsko-Pecherska Line Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho

Rolling stock[edit]

The line is served by the Obolon' (#2) depot. Presently 32 five-carriage trains are assigned to it.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]

A major extension of the line to the southwestern regions of Holosiiv and Teremky has long been planned since the 1980s, however due to the difficult conditions under the Lybid River and financial shortages, all work was frozen in the early 1990s and the completed sections were flooded.

Resumed in 2002, the project[1] will conclude of seven stations and should be finished by 2020. Demiyivska, Holosiivska and Vasylkivska were opened 15 December 2010; after a delay of two years because of lack of funds.[2][3] Vystakovyi Tsentr was opened 27 December 2011.[4] The second stage included the stations Ipodrom and Teremky which brought the line along the Akademika Glushkova avenue past the Kiev Ring Road. Initially planned opening for these two was foreseen for 2012;[5] but Ipodrom was opened on 25 October 2012[6] and Teremky was opened on 6 November 2013.[7]

The final stage may finish with the station Odeska and a new depot nearby. A considered option is a two station branch after Ipodrom northwards to two further stations: Avtovokzal Teremky and Vulytsia Kreisera Avrory.

Holosiivska Station

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