Darnytsia railway station

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Darnytsia railway station

Ukrainian: Дарниця
Приміський вокзал Дарниця.jpg
Commuter terminal
Location3 Pryvokzalna St., Kiev,
Ukraine
Coordinates50°25′52″N 30°38′46″E / 50.43111°N 30.64611°E / 50.43111; 30.64611Coordinates: 50°25′52″N 30°38′46″E / 50.43111°N 30.64611°E / 50.43111; 30.64611
Owned byUkrzaliznytsia
Platforms1 bay platform + 2 island platforms (+3 island platforms under construction)
Connectionstram, marshrutka, metro (planned)
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Parkinglimited, under construction
Bicycle facilitiesallowed
History
Opened1899
Rebuilt1953, expansion continuing from 2003
Electrified1957
Services
Preceding station   Kyivpastrans   Following station
  Kiev Urban Electric Train   Terminus
   
Preceding station   Ukrzaliznytsia   Following station
Farmatsevtychna   Southwestern Railways   Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi
Boryspil Airport   Kyiv Boryspil Express   Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi

Darnytsia railway station (Ukrainian: Станція "Дарниця", Stancija Darnytsia) is the largest Ukrainian Railways station (and the main freight station[1]) of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, located in the city's Left-bank Darnytsia area.

Built in the nineteenth century, the Darnytsia railway hub has grown into a gigantic railway center, expanding for more than 10 km along the main east-west route. Started in 2004, construction is under way at the new Darnytsia railway terminal complex. When finished, the station will serve long-distance passenger trains, house own station of the Kiev metropolitan, a two-storey car parking, a tunnel for automobile and tram traffic. The complex is meant to become Kiev's second long-distance terminal, easing the traffic tension in the main Kiev Passenger railway station.[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

The Darnytsia hub comprises: several sorting yards, hump yard, commuter passenger terminal and two additional train stops, locomotive and railcar depots, Darnytsia Railcar Repair Factory railcar repair company, numerous industrial sidings.

Passenger service[edit]

Commuter service[edit]

Interior of the existing passenger terminal (the southern one) at Darnytsia.

On February 16, 2007, the renovated commuter train terminal (pair of mirroring opposite buildings) of the station opened to the public.[3]

Commuter and intra-city directions from Darnytsia: Hrebinka, Nizhyn, central terminal (intra-city), Petrivka Railway Station (Kiev) (intra-city).

On November 30, 2018, the Kyiv Boryspil Express high-speed train service linking Boryspil International Airport and Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi was launched, which stops at Darnitsa station.

Long-distance service[edit]

Currently, most long-distance trains pass through Darnytsia non-stop; none of them originates or terminates at the station. However, the ticket boxes in the commuter terminals sell tickets for all long-distance routes in Ukraine.

Interconnections with city transport[edit]

Approximate location of the Darnytsia railway station to the prospective growth of the Kiev Metro system and the city's current main passenger station.

In 2011, Darnytsia station became the terminus for the new intracity circle rail service called "Urban Electric Train". Trains for both circle directions arrive at Darnytsia and change heads.

Kiev tram, buses and marshrutkas are connected to Darnytsia station, but they are not up to needs even for the existing commuter passenger flow.

The railway station is not yet interconnected with the city's rapid transit system (Kiev Metro). The Darnytsia Metro station is situated well away, despite sharing precisely the same name.

Connection to other city transport is to be improved, including through the Kiev Metro, which is planned to be linked via enlargement of the Syretsko-Pecherska Line Syretsko-Pecherska Line.

Railway hub[edit]

Besides the passenger terminal, Darnytsia train station also has it own locomotive and railcar depots. In addition to the east of Darnytsia railway hub is located Darnytsia Railcar Repair Factory (DVRZ) which is a major railcar repair factory of the Ukrzaliznytsia.

Darnytsia locomotive depot is specialized in maintaining and repair of ChME3 locomotives.

Prospects of future expansion[edit]

Traffic control building at Darnytsia Station.

Since 2012, Ukrzaliznytsia gradually increases the number of long-distance passenger trains that stop for Darnytsia in order to relieve the Kiev Passenger railway station and prevent some of the passenger flow from crossing the overloaded city bridges[4]

Steam locomotives at the Darnytsia locomotive depot

Darnytsia Station will also harbor a dedicated depot for Hyundai Rotem high-speed trains that are being launched by the Ukrzaliznytsia in 2012.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiev Passenger railway station is Kiev's main passenger station that serves vast majority of long-distance trains.
  2. ^ "Darnytsia Railway Station is planned to be finished by 2008". uaPortal (in Ukrainian). November 5, 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28.
  3. ^ "The local commuter train terminal is opened within the capital". NTN (in Ukrainian). Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved February 16, 2007.
  4. ^ Для мешканців лівого берега столиці введена зупинка поїзда Київ - Донецьк на ст. Дарниця (in Ukrainian)
  5. ^ Trainer for drivers of Hyundai Rotem electric trains installed at Darnytsia Station

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