Kiev Light Rail
|Transit type||Light rail/Tram|
|Number of lines||2 lines / 5 routes|
|Number of stations||19|
|System length||21 km (13 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,524 mm (5 ft)|
The Kiev Light Rail or Kiev Express 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 grade-separated from the Kiev'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.
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 16 October 2010. The line is separated from other street traffic by fence for most of its length.
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 on 25 October 2012. The line is also entirely separated from other traffic with fence and bridges.
Grade separation of the Second Line at the Maryny Tsvetaievoi station.
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