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Tag Archives: Kiev
Interchange stations on Soviet metro systems
Interchange stations on Soviet designed metro systems are a little odd for anyone accustomed to urban rail networks elsewhere in the world – the platforms for each line are treated as their own station, with their own street entrance, and […]
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev, Kiev Metro, metros, Moscow, Moscow Metro, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Metro, Ukraine 4 Comments
Riding the Kiev Funicular
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 […]
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Newsagents: then and now
Here’s a traditional newsstand on the Kiev Metro. And the modern equivalent in Moscow – a bank of newspaper vending machines. Given how the internet has decimated traditional print media, how long until even the vending machines disappear?
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Get your Crapdogs and VD in Kiev
There are plenty of foreign names that look funny to an outsider – I found a few in Kiev.
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Mobile coffee trucks on the streets of Kiev
Before I visited Kiev I never thought that it would be a city that takes coffee seriously, but it appears that the local residents love to drink the stuff – coffee carts fill the streets.
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Kiev to Rostov-on-Don by train
All aboard for another look out the train window – this time the 20 hour journey south-west from Kiev, Ukraine. Our next stop was the Black Sea resort of Sochi, but due to a lack of direct services we made our way to the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, where we would change trains.
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev, out the train window, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Russian Railways, snow, travel journal, Ukraine, Ukrainian Railways 2 Comments
Bilingual directional signage on the Kiev Metro
On my visit to Kiev, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was to get around the city via the metro network – the key being the well designed directional signage.
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Bucharest to Kiev by train
One of the more interesting legs of our trip across Europe was the 27 hour long train ride from Bucharest in Romania to Kiev in Ukraine. We joined the train in Bucharest, where a Ca(ile Ferate Române (Romania Railways) locomotive hauled the train into the dead end station at Gara de Nord.
Posted in Trains Tagged Bucharest, Căile Ferate Române, CFR Călători, Kiev, Romania, Russian Railways, travel journal, Ukraine 8 Comments
Journey to the world’s deepest metro station
On my trip to Europe I paid a visit to the world’s deepest railway station – Arsenalna (Ukrainian: Арсенальна) on the Kiev Metro in Ukraine. At 105.5 metres below ground, the trip back to the surface takes some time! The odyssey starts at platform level, when you step off the train.
Posted in Trains Tagged Kiev, metros, Ukraine, underground 6 Comments