The Obolonsko–Teremkivska line (Ukrainian: Оболонсько-Теремківська лінія, Obolons'ko-Teremkivs'ka liniia), is the second line of the Kyiv Metro, first opened in 1976, it extended northwards along the right bank of the Dnieper river and began deviating from the river towards the southwest. As the current stations were built in the 1970s and 1980s, architecturally the line shows some of the best examples of late-Soviet architectural features. It is generally coloured blue on the maps.
|Opened||17 December 1976|
|Line length||20.95 km (13.02 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,520 mm (4 ft 11+27⁄32 in)|
|Electrification||825 V DC (third rail)|
|Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Poshtova Ploshcha, Kontraktova Ploshcha||17 December 1976||2.32 km|
|Tarasa Shevchenka, Pochaina, Obolon||19 December 1980||4.40 km|
|Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho, Olimpiiska||19 December 1981||1.70 km|
|Minska, Heroiv Dnipra||6 November 1982||2.35 km|
|Palats "Ukrayina", Lybidska||30 December 1984||2.43 km|
|Demiivska, Holosiivska, Vasylkivska||15 December 2010||3.80 km|
|Vystavkovyi Tsentr||27 December 2011||1.48 km|
|Ipodrom||25 October 2012||0.92 km|
|Teremky||6 November 2013||1.50 km|
|Total:||18 stations||20.95 km|
|Maidan Nezalezhnosti||Ploshcha Kalinina||1976–1977|
|Ploshcha Zhovtnevoi Revolutsii||1977–1991|
|Kontraktova Ploshcha||Chervona Ploshcha||1976–1990|
Until February 2018 the metro line was named Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiyska.
|Sviatoshynsko–Brovarska line||Maidan Nezalezhnosti|
|Syretsko–Pecherska line||Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho|
The line is served by the Obolon' (#2) depot. Presently 32 five-carriage trains are assigned to it. Most of them are of type 81-717/714 and 81-717.5/714.5 built during the late 1970s and the 1980s. In 2007 new type 81-540.2K/541.2K, which is an advancement of type 81-717/714, went into service on the line. In 2002 a train of type 81-553.1/554.1/555.1 (Slavutich), which is a variant of the 81-71M in Prague metro, went into service on the line and it's the only train in the entire Kyiv metro.
Recent developments and future plansEdit
A major extension of the line to the southwestern regions of Holosiiv and Teremky has long been planned since the 1980s, however due to the difficult conditions under the Lybid River and financial shortages, all work was frozen in the early 1990s and the completed sections were flooded.
Resumed in 2002, the project will conclude of seven stations and were finished by 2020. Demiyivska, Holosiivska and Vasylkivska were opened 15 December 2010; after a delay of two years because of lack of funds. Vystakovyi Tsentr was opened 27 December 2011. The second stage included the stations Ipodrom and Teremky which brought the line along the Akademika Glushkova avenue past the Kyiv Ring Road. Initially planned opening for these two was foreseen for 2012; but Ipodrom was opened on 25 October 2012 and Teremky was opened on 6 November 2013.
The final stage may finish with the station Odeska and a new depot nearby. A considered option is a two station branch after Ipodrom northwards to two further stations: Avtovokzal Teremky and Vulytsia Kreisera Avrory.
- ^ Kyiv's Petrivka subway station renamed Pochaina, UNIAN (12 February 2018)
- ^ schematic of the line
- ^ Kyiv Metropolitan to open stations on Teremky line by the end of 2010, Kyiv Post (12 May 2010)
- ^ How long should we wait metro aside Teremki? Archived 15 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine, www.drugasmuga.com (23 March 2009)
- ^ (in Ukrainian) Азарову сподобалася нова станція столичного метро "Виставковий центр", Interfax-Ukraine (27 December 2011)
- ^ Ukrainian premier confirms plans to open two more subway stations in Kyiv next year, Interfax-Ukraine (27 December 2011)
- ^ Ipodrom metro station opens in Kyiv, Kyiv Post (26 October 2012)
- ^ Kyiv to raise UAH 500 m from Ukreximbank to complete building Teremky metro station, says Popov, Interfax-Ukraine (4 November 2013)
- (in Ukrainian) Obolonsko–Teremkivska line, Kyiv Metro official site