Livoberezhna line (Kiev Light Rail)
Myloslavska station seen after reconstruction
|System||Kiev Light Rail|
|Opened||May 26, 2000|
|Line length||13.2 kilometres (8.2 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,524 mm (5 ft)|
The Livoberezhna line (Ukrainian: Лівобережна лінія) is the second line of the Kiev Light Rail system, which serves Kiev's Troieschyna neighborhood on the city's left bank. It was originally opened on May 26, 2000, rebuilt from 2010-2012, and reopened again on October 25, 2012.
At one point, the Kiev City Administration proposed extending the Kiev Metro system to Troieschyna by creating the Livoberezhna line, although this proposal was scrapped in 2014 in favor of keeping the light rail system.
List of stations
The Livoberezhna line consists of a total of seven full stations, and seven tram stops, which are served by the Kiev Light Rail's fourth and fifth routes. It contains a total of 13.2 kilometres (8.2 mi) of track. The line is serviced by the Darnytsia tram depot. Listed from north to south, the stations are:
- Maryny Tsvetaievoi
- Oleksandra Saburova (2000–2008, Saburova)
- Teodora Draizera (2000–2008, Draizera)
- Henerala Vatutina (2000–2008, Vatutina)
- Troieschyna-2 (opened on October 25, 2012)
- "The tram will run towards Troieschyna on Thursday". UNIAN (in Ukrainian). 19 October 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Kiev authorities have decided not to build a metro to Troieschyna". Ukrayinska Pravda (in Russian). 7 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Troieschyna Fast Tram". lyoshko.livejournal.com (in Ukrainian). LiveJournal. Archived from the original on 18 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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