Kiev Metro (Kyivskiy Metropolitan CE)
Nowadays, Kyiv is a rapidly developing metropolis with a special role in the life of public transport. Most of all - high-speed extracurricular highway, the efficiency of which significantly affects the rhythm and comfort of living in the city.
It is impossible to imagine Kiev without the subway - the basic type of public transport of the capital. It accounts for more than 50% of the total urban passenger traffic. For more than half a century the subway remains the only transport that can ensure uninterrupted connection of remote parts of the city with its center, state institutions, enterprises, and stations.
The Kiev Metro is rightly considered a symbol and decoration of the capital, as its stations are objects of architectural and cultural heritage, and three of them - Vokzalnaya, Khreschatyk and Arsenalna are monuments of architecture. Currently, the subway consists of three operating lines with a total length of almost 70 kilometers and 52 operating stations, the platforms of which are designed for pentagonal trains. The downtown lines have three interchanges.
The busiest stations are Vokzalnaya, Lesnaya, Pochayna, Svyatoshyn stations, which are close to major railway stations and commuter routes. Passenger traffic on each of them is about 60 thousand passengers a day. Therefore, measures are taken to unload such stations - auxiliary exits and junctions are designed.
To improve passenger service, a mobile connection has been introduced in the subway, information monitors have been installed to facilitate the use of deaf passengers by this transport, CCTV cameras, elevator lifts are installed at new stations for those who cannot move stairs independently, view of the edge of the platform is a special restrictive coating of corrugated plastic, which will help them navigate when landing in the wagon.
The work of the Kiev Metro is based on one of the best technologies in the world, which is focused on larger volumes of transportation than in the west. At present, Kiev's main standards are met by the main train safety system - the system of automatic locomotive signaling with automatic speed control, as well as operational and technological radio communication, network of television screens at subway stations, control of arrows and signals of subway stations from the central dispatcher computer control, control of work of stations with application of technical supervision. All subway lines are equipped with automatic fault detection devices that can cause accidents.See more