Syretsko-Pecherska Line

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Syretsko-Pecherska Line
Kiev Metro Third Line logo.svg
Kiev spl metro map.svg
Type Rapid transit
System Kiev Metro
Locale Kiev, Ukraine
Termini Syrets
Chervony Khutir
Stations 16
Opened December 31, 1989
Operator(s) Kyivskyi Metropoliten
Line length 23.86 km
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in)
Route map

The Syretsko-Pecherska Line (Ukrainian: Сирецько-Печерська лінія, Syret’ko-Pechers’ka liniia) is third line of the Kiev Metro, first opened in 1989. It extends the metro system southeast along the right bank of the Dnieper River before crossing it on a covered bridge and then east from there. The northern section extends further northwestwards. The line is one of the newest and shows some post-independence decorative motifs. Technically, it is also a great development, with most of the platforms longer and wider than older sections and with some stations having provision for disabled access. This line is coloured green in the maps.


Segment Date opened Length
Zoloti VorotaKlovska December 31, 1989 1.92 km
KlovskaVydubychi December 30, 1991 4.34 km
VydubychiOsokorky December 30, 1992 4.20 km
OsokorkyKharkivska December 28, 1994 2.61 km
Zoloti VorotaLukianivska December 30, 1996 3.11 km
Pecherska December 27, 1997 N/A
LukianivskaDorohozhychi March 3, 2000 2.67 km
DorohozhychiSyrets October 14, 2004 1.56 km
KharkivskaBoryspilska August 23, 2005 2.36 km
Vyrlytsia March 4, 2006 N/A
BoryspilskaChervony Khutir May 23, 2008 1.09 km
Total: 16 stations 23.86 km

In addition, there is an unfinished station named Lvivska Brama between Lukianivska and Zoloti Vorota and a derelict Telychka station, located between Vydubychi and Slavutych.

Name changes[edit]

Station Previous name(s) Years
Klovska Mechnikova 1989-1992


# Transfer to At
Kiev Metro First Line logo.svg Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line Zoloti Vorota
Kiev Metro Second Line logo.svg Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line Palats Sportu

Rolling stock[edit]

Initially the line shared the Obolon (№ 2) depot with the Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska Line. On August 23, 2007, construction of the dedicated Kharkivska (№ 3) depot (tracks connection extended from its Chervony Khutir terminus) was complete, to which the Syretsko-Pecherska Line trains have been transferred. 27 five-carriage trains are assigned to this line.

Recent developments and future plans[edit]


On the far end of the Pechersky radius, a project that has been approved and finalised exists to bring the line from its current terminus Chervony Khutir to the Darnytsia station of the Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line with six stations and one depot. This extension will connect the new Darnytsia Railway Station and also create a major redevelopment into the eastern districts of Kiev. The stations include: Promyslova, Vulytsia Horbunova, Darnytsky Vokzal, Prazka, Leninhradska Ploscha and Darnytsia. At the present time, only the station Chervony Khutir and the urgently needed №3 depot Kharkivske are under construction. Both were originally planned to open in August 2007, but now the station has been delayed until 2010.

On the opposite end of the line, on the Syretsky radius, another extension with the stations Mostiska, Vynohradar and Synioozerna are to open by 2020, along with a new depot. This extension will bring the line to the city's northwestern borders and will connect the distant neighbourhood of Vynohradar.

Ghost stations[edit]

One of the most notable facts that the line is known for is that stations for which the construction had begun were deliberately passed over for later openings. This happened often with the lack of financing, but the need for continuing to extend the system. One of these stations were Pecherska which opened six years after the extension which carried it (Klovska-Vydubych). Vyrlytsia was opened approximately six months after Boryspilska. At present there are three stations that remain unfinished on the line, with various prospects of opening.

Lvivska Brama is the first of such, a deep underground station that exists in a half-built state, with the underground part structurally complete and even partially decorated, and lacking an escalator tunnel and a lobby. For many years it appeared on the map as under-construction with no actual work taking place, the scheduled opening year being shifted perpetually.

Telychka is another unopened station, on the right bank of the Dnieper River, that is sealed off completely, with no illumination at most times, and has remained such since the tunnels were built back in 1990. It was not opened because there was no need for it, since the Lower Telychka industrial area (which the station was planned to serve) quickly deteriorated with the end of the Soviet Union. However, there is a proposed re-development plan of the area and, as the station is sub-surface and structurally complete, it will not be difficult to finish and open the station should a need arise.

Finally, between Lukianivska and Dorohozhychi, a provision exists for another deep station, the project name for which is Vulytsia Hertsena (Hertzen street). Currently, there are no plans to complete the station at all, due to the difficulty in building a deep-level station on an existing stretch being very costly, as well as impractical, particularly in the light of more important projects such as Podilsko-Voskresenska and Livoberezhna Lines, which will not be completed until 2025 at the least.

All three stations satisfy a regulatory requirement of having stations (including ghost ones, capable of serving as emergency exits or fire shelters) no farther than 2000 m (1¼ mi) apart.[1]

Also, these stations host traction substations, ventilation and drainage equipment as all ordinary stations do. Currently, only Lvivska Brama is manned 24/7 with a station agent, the others being visited by maintenance personnel only occasionally.

Other projects[edit]

Other projects include a general upgrade of stations, in particular the construction of a second entrance to the Druzhby Narodiv station and a complex repair of Lukianivska which suffers from hydroisolation problems.


  1. ^ ДБН В.2.3-7-2010. Метрополітени. (Ukrainian State Building Norms V.2.3-7-2010. Subways.) And earlier revisions thereof.

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