Kiev Urban Electric Train

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Kiev Urban Electric Train

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Electric multiple unit EPL9T-003
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Service routemap
Darnytsia
Mainline rail interchange
Livyi Bereh
Vydubychi
Vydubychi (Kiev Metro)
Lybidska
Lybidska (Kiev Metro)
Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi
Mainline rail interchange Starovokzalna (Kiev Light Rail) Vokzalna (Kiev Metro)
Karavayevi Dachi
Vidradny
Kyiv-Volynskyi
Zhuliany Airport
Borshchahivka
Simyi Sosninykh (Kiev Light Rail)
Rubezhivsky
Beresteiska (Kiev Metro)
Syrets
Syrets (Kiev Metro)
Vyshhorodska
Zenit
Kyiv-Petrivka
Pochaina (Kiev Metro)
Obolon
Troyeshchyna-2
Troyeshchyna
Kyiv-Dniprovsky
Livoberezhna
Livoberezhna (Kiev Metro)
Kyivska Rusanivka
Darnytsia
Mainline rail interchange

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[1] 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.[1] Opening hours are from 5:48 until 21:37 with a motion interval between 10 and 30 minutes.[1] 12 trains operate on the line which fastest lap is 1 hour and 25 minutes.[1] A train ticket costs 5 Ukrainian hryvnia.[1]

Name[edit]

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.

Infrastructure[edit]

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.

Connections with other public transport[edit]

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.

Rolling stock[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Повелитель "електричок": як одіозний залізничник продав Києву ліцензію на міську електричку [Master of "electric trains": how odious railwayman sold to Kiev a license for a city train] (in Ukrainian). Ukrayinska Pravda. 18 December 2017. 

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