Kyiv Light Rail

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Kyiv Light Rail
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Tram arrives at Politekhnichna station
Tram arrives at Politekhnichna station
LocaleKyiv, Ukraine
Transit typeLight rail/Tram
Number of lines2 lines / 5 routes[1]
Number of stations19
Began operation1978
System length21 km (13 mi)[citation needed]
Track gauge1,524 mm (5 ft)
ElectrificationOverhead lines

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

There are two separate light rail lines which are not connected. A third line has been announced. Both extant lines have intermodal stations providing links with the Kyiv 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 16 October 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 on 25 October 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). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  2. ^ "The tram will run towards Troieschyna on Thursday". UNIAN (in Ukrainian). 19 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.

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