Kiev Urban Electric Train
Kiev Urban Electric Train (Ukrainian: Київська міська електричка, translit. Kyivska miska elektrychka) is a pioneering intracity passenger railway service in Kiev, Ukraine, provided by the Ukrzaliznytsia national railway company but sponsored by the Kyivpastrans municipal organization. The project uses long-existing railroad ring in the city for peak hour circulation of electric multiple unit trains.
Working 2 since September 2009 Kiev Urban Electric Train is the first instance of both a municipal railway service and an intracity passenger rail route in Ukraine, and arguably in the former Soviet Union as a whole.
The ring was fully completed on 4 October 2011, the full length of lines is 50.8 km with 15 stations. Opening hours are from 5:48 until 21:37 with a motion interval between 10 and 30 minutes. 12 trains operate on the line which fastest lap is 1 hour and 25 minutes. A train ticket costs 8 Ukrainian hryvnia.
The project intentionally uses the colloquial Ukrainian term electrychka ("electric train") as its official name. This reflects the essence of the service, which is provided with exactly the same rolling stock and railway personnel that are used for the conventional electrychka commuter rail since Soviet rule.
Other name, kiltseve metro (a Kiev "ring metro") was sometimes used, but never became official or widespread.
All the railroad infrastructure the Kiev Urban Electric Train utilizes already existed in the city and is shared with other services of the Ukrzaliznytsia (both passenger and freight). However, not all of the Kiev's rail stations and halts are served by the project.
The trains depart from and arrive to the dedicated terminus platform at the Darnytsia Station, thus making a circle on the Kiev ring railroad through the Kiev Passenger Railway Station. However, not all of the trains commence full circle: some early and last runs start or terminate at the Kyiv-Volynskyi Station. Passengers are advised to consult with the schedule and pay attention to the on-platform audio announcements.
Northern commuter/intracity passenger terminal at the Darnytsia Station.
Northwest-bound passenger platforms at Kyiv-Volynskyi Station with urban service ticket box and turnstiless.
Connections with other public transport
Kiev Urban Electric Train is designed as a mean of transporting passengers to- and from the Kiev Metro stations and major public transport routes. Thus, all stops for the moment are essentially multimodal transfer hubs.
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Urban service' RVR ER9M-522 trainset in a new Kiev Urban train livery.
- Media related to Kiev Urban Electric Train at Wikimedia Commons
- Semi-official web site (in Ukrainian) - contains timetable, passenger information etc.
- Urban Electric Train schedule in English on the Southwestern Railways's official site.
- Південно-Західна залізниця спільно з Київською міською адміністрацією відкрила рух міської електрички залізничним кільцем! (in Ukrainian). Southwestern Railways. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-13.