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Kyiv, Ukraine @ GoKiev.info

Kiev / Kyiv..... one of the greatest cities in Europe. Honore de Balzac, the famous French novelist, wrote: "Petersburg is a young city, Moscow is an ancient city, but Kyiv is the eternal city. It is a Northern Rome."

Welcome to GoKiev.info - Kiev (Kyiv) Metro / Subway System

     Kiev (Kyiv) Metro system remains the fastest, the most convenient and affordable network that covers most, but not all, of the city.

Kiev Metro Map
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Kyiv Metro Map


Token dispenser

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Payments: Metro Tokens (in UKrainian - "Zheton") or Passes (in Ukrainian - "Proyiznyi";

     Starting from the 4th of Novenber, 2008 Metro Tokens cost 2.00 Hryvnia. You can buy them in each Metro Station at the "Kassa" (Cashier) or from a wall mounted dispenser, usually located near the "Kassa", which excepts one or two Hryvnya bills. You can exchange "old" 50 kopecks metro tockens to the new ones at every Kassa, 4 to 1. New tokens are blue, and actually they are not new "new", as they've been withdrawn out of usage in 2000.

     Passes are available at each Metro Station at the "Kassa". You can purchase a monthly pass from the 22nd of each month until the 10th of the following month. Yearly passes are available for 365 hrivnia.




Kiev Old Metro Tokens
New ones are nearly the same but blue (November, the 4th)

Arsenal'na Metro Station, Kyiv, Ukraine

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New rates from the 1st of February 2009:

Passes available:

Metro Pass --- 95 hryvna per month; 910 hryvna per year;
Metro/Bus, Tram or Trolleybus --- 150 hryvna per month; 1 430 hryvna per year;

Metro/Bus/Tram/Trolleybus --- 230 hryvna per month; 1 990 hryvna per year;

Note: Passes do not include Marshrutkas and Minibuses.

Ticket Office at the Kyiv Metro

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Short review and interesting facts

Metro Stop Dnipro

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     Kyiv Metro was opened in the fall of 1960. Construction spanned eleven years, from 1949 to 1960. The first line was tagged the red line, namely Sviatoshyns'ko-Brovars'ka.
     At present there are 3 operating lines in the Kyiv Subway System. The total length is about 58,7 km. There are 445 etro Stations along with 3 points of interchange, where you can change from one line to another. There are approximately 664 metro wagons and 119 escalators.


 Do you know, that the deepest metro station in Europe is Kyiv metro station Arsenal'na (red line). Its depth is about 105 meters! The depth of the station influenced on its inner design. The thick pylons of the station are open for the passengers only in two sides of the platform. Almost all of the central hall is occupied by the official metro facilities, which is not very comfortable for passengers. However it allowed to shorten the length of the station.

Metro Stop Palats Ukrayina

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Metro Sign

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     All metro signs are in Ukrainian. So if you don't speak Ukrainian or Russian, you will have to learn to read the Cyrillic alphabeth or carefully count the stops. But sometimes it could be hard, especially during the rush hours when Kiev / Kyiv metro is very crowded.

     Working Hours: 6 a.m. (minus 25 min.) - 12 midnight (+ 25 min.)

     Official Kyiv Metro website (available only in Ukrainian and Russian)
     Metro Hot Line: + 38 (044) 537-55-05

Kyiv Subway Museum is open for visitors at 35, Peremogy Street, Metro Administration. Free entrance. Monday and Wednesday from 3pm till 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday from 9am till noon.

Metro Wagon Inside

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Metro Escalator

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