Funicular railways seem to be quite common in European cities, and the Ukranian capital is no different. The Kiev Funicular is a 238 meter long railway opened in 1905 that links the top and bottom of a hill.
Here is the bottom station.
A ticket office and barriers control access.
The track heads straight up the hill.
The cars are marked ‘Λ’ (left) and ‘П’ (right).
Passing each other at the central crossing loop.
A drivers console is located each each end – this is the downhill cab.
Each carriage has a stepped passenger saloon.
The stations also having stepped platforms.
A model of the Kiev Funicular is on display at the upper station.