Tram will push cars from the center of Kiev

Tram will push cars from the center of Kiev

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the attraction of a World Bank loan in the amount of USD 39 million for the continuation of the tram line from the street. Starovokzalnaya to the metro station “Palace of Sports” with a stop at Vokzalnaya Square in Kiev.

“Finally, one of the key projects for the development of passenger electric transport in the capital has been unfrozen. It will allow extending the high-speed tram line to the city center and relieving the red line of the metro, including the Vokzalnaya metro station, which now serves as a large transit hub, “said Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov.

Project goals:

  • create an alternative route, improve communication between the microdistricts of right-bank Kiev, the Central Railway Station and the city center;
  • reduce the load on the Svyatoshinsko-Brovarskaya metro line;
  • to reduce the number of private transport in the central districts of the city and, as a result, to reduce congestion;
  • reconstruct the streets along which the new tram route will pass;
  • to reduce the level of air pollution in the center of Kiev

The loan will be provided under an agreement between Ukraine and the World Bank for the development of urban public transport. At the moment, the Kyiv City State Administration is completing the preparation of a feasibility study for the project.

According to Alexander Kubrakov, with the efficient and systematic work of local authorities, the construction of a new line may begin as early as next year. Its length will be about 3.5 km, it will pass along the streets of Zhilyanskaya and Saksaganskogo.

Let’s add that trams have already traveled to the Palace of Sports – the first route – from the stop “Street of the Family of Sosniny”, appeared back in 1977. However, in 2001, trams were replaced by trolleybuses.

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