Tramscape Tramway Photographs


Kiev : Ukraine 1985
Kiev, capital city of the Ukraine, once had a massive tram system, but over the years it has shrunk to a shadow of it's former self. This decline was evident in the Soviet era, with what little money was available, being spent in building a full underground railway system. In the modern era, trams have fared no better. Money has been equally short and has affected developments on the more prestige projects as well as leaving the tramways to deteriorate further. The rapid expansion of car ownership in the Ukraine has also had it's effects. Roads have been rebuilt to accommodate cars to the detriment of trams and whilst there have been some new route openings the future for the tram would now appear to be in a limited number of high-speed segregated routes outside the city centre.

By 1985, the metro had already replaced trams in the city centre, but closures have continued unabated. The line to University (see above) closed in 1987.

The system will, in future, be limited to a small number of high-speed routes, such as this line running westwards from Ploschad Peremogi to Ulitsa Kosmonauta Komarova.


Trams skirt the city centre , whose central point Kreshatik is the interchange point for the first two lines of Kiev's metro system. The route around the south of the city centre from near Lvovskaya to Dvorets Sports is followed, including the now closed branch of route 8 to the University.

Other areas illustrated include the Darnitsa area on the east bank of the River Dniepr, the Maritime Station area along the west bank, Ploschad Krasnaya, a major interchange point to the north of the city centre, and views along Frunze Ulitsa and in the modern housing complex at Obolon.

In the western part of the city, views are included of express tram routes 1 and 3, a segregated, limited stop alignment opened in 1978.

Locations are named as they were in 1985. Many names have since been changed since Ukrainian independence from the USSR. Names shown may be a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian spellings.


 
Date Film No No Location View Dir Tram Notes
05/10/1985 850172 1 Ul. Sitchnevogo Povstannya In Out 5415 Approaching Ploschad Slavy
05/10/1985 850172 2 Ulitsa Suvorova In Out 5530 At Ploschad Slavy
05/10/1985 850172 3 Ul. Sitchnevogo Povstannya In Out 5148 Turning into Uitsa Suvorova at Ploschad Slavy
05/10/1985 850172 4 Bassenaya Ulitsa

5183 Close to the Dinamo Stadium and the Hotel Rus
05/10/1985 850172 5 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

6005 Close to the Sports Stadium
05/10/1985 850172 6 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

5338
05/10/1985 850172 7 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

5527
05/10/1985 850172 8 Tarasovskaya Ulitsa

6011 Tram on route 10 at junction with Ulitsa Saksaganskogo
05/10/1985 850172 9 Ulitsa Saksaganskogo



06/10/1985 850181 1 Ulitsa L.Tolstogo

2074 2074 and 2076
06/10/1985 850181 2 Ulitsa L Tolstogo In In 2073 View towards University terminus
06/10/1985 850181 3 Ulitsa Kominterna In Out 5189 Tram heading towards the railway station
06/10/1985 850181 4 Ploschad Peremogi

5732
06/10/1985 850181 5 Ploschad Peremogi

5852
06/10/1985 850181 6 Borstschagovskaya Ulitsa

6005 Three-car set on the rapid tramway routes 1 and 3 opened in 1977
06/10/1985 850181 7 Borstschagovskaya Ulitsa

5529 5529 is the third car of a set on the rapid tramway
06/10/1985 850181 8 Ploschad Peremogi

5828 In front of the main Circus building
06/10/1985 850181 9 Ulitsa Borovskogo

5842 Between Ploschad Peremogi and Lvovskaya
06/10/1985 850181 10 Ulitsa Borovskogo

5822 Between Ploschad Peremogi and Lvovskaya
06/10/1985 850181 11 Lvovskaya

5850
06/10/1985 850181 13


5766 Near Ploschad Krasnaya
06/10/1985 850181 14


5814 Near Ploschad Krasnaya
06/10/1985 850181 15


5757 5757 is the second of a two car set near Ploschad Krasnaya
06/10/1985 850181 16 Ploschad Krasnaya

5112
06/10/1985 850181 17 Shervonaya Ploschad

5927 Approaching Ploschad Krasnaya
06/10/1985 850181 18 Navereshnoye Shosse

5039 Running northwards on the bank of the Dneipr at Maritime Station
06/10/1985 850181 19 Navereshnoye Shosse


At Maritime Station / Potschtovaya Ploschad (Metro station)
06/10/1985 850181 20 Navereshnoye Shosse

5225 View towards Ploschad Krasnaya
06/10/1985 850181 21 Ulitsa Komsomolskaya

5953 In the Komsomolsky Massiv area of Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 22 Ulitsa Komsomolskaya

5059 At the junction with Letiya Oktyabrya Prospekt (Komsomolskaya metro)
06/10/1985 850181 23 Prospekt Yuri Gagarina

5319 Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 24 Prospekt Yuri Gagarina

5348 Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 25 Leningradskaya Ploschad

5260 Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 26 Leningradskaya Ploschad

5371 Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 27 Prospekt Vossojedineniya

5043 Bereznyani tram stop
06/10/1985 850181 28 Prospekt Vossojedineniya


General view of the reserved track alignment to Darnitsa
06/10/1985 850181 29 Prospekt Vossojedineniya

5953
06/10/1985 850181 30 Prospekt Vossojedineniya

5933
06/10/1985 850181 31


5957
06/10/1985 850181 32 Ul. Marschalla Malinovskogo


View of the modern suburb of Obolon
06/10/1985 850181 33 Ul. Marschalla Malinovskogo

5266
06/10/1985 850181 34 Ulitsa Lajoscha Gavro

5941 Approaching Obolon terminus
06/10/1985 850181 35



View in modern suburb of Obolon
06/10/1985 850181 36 Ul. Marschalla Timoschenko

5203 Obolon
07/10/1985 850191 1 Obolon

5126
07/10/1985 850191 2 Ulitsa Syemena Skalarenko Out In 5294 Approaching Ulitsa Frunze
07/10/1985 850191 3 Ulitsa Frunze Out In 5118
07/10/1985 850191 4 Oktiabrskaya

5740 On route 15 near Oktiabrskaya metro station
07/10/1985 850191 5 Oktiabrskaya

5738 Near Oktiabrskaya metro station
07/10/1985 850191 6 Oktiabrskaya

5705 Near Oktiabrskaya metro station
07/10/1985 850191 7 Pr. Kosmonauta Komarova

5590 On rapid tramway at Kozeleskaya Ulitsa
07/10/1985 850191 8 Borstschagovskaya Ulitsa

5453 On rapid tramway
07/10/1985 850191 9 University Out
2063 At terminus
07/10/1985 850191 10 University Out
2076 At terminus
07/10/1985 850191 11 Ulitsa L Tolstogo Out In 2056
07/10/1985 850191 12 Ulitsa L Tolstogo In In 2019
07/10/1985 850191 13 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

5519
07/10/1985 850191 14 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

5199 5199+5200
07/10/1985 850191 15 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

6008
07/10/1985 850191 16 Palaz Sportu

5377
07/10/1985 850191 17 Ulitsa Schota Rustaveli

5371

Route Network in 1985 showing location of photographs



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