Funicular
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улица Петра Сагайдачного, 3, Киев, Украина
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Monday - Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00

Steep slope from Podil to the Mikhailovsky Monastery has long created difficulties for the citizens of Kyiv. In 1902, the city authorities approved the proposal of an outstanding engineer A. Abrahamson to create a transport link between these points. The track constructions were developed by N. Pyatnitsky, the architecture of the complex was designed by A. Baryshnikov.  On May 7, 1905 the opening took place. A small wagon could accommodate 70 people. The huge 70-kilowatt electric motor installed on the upper station moved the carriages. Now, the funicular that survived two reconstructions carries 4 million passengers annually.


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Kyiv funicular– is a funicular system which connect the historic Upper City and Podil in Kyiv. Passes through the steep Volodymyr hill with beautiful views of the Dnipro River. The funicular was opened on 7 (20) May 1905. The range of lifting stretch is 200 meters. It is the second in Ukraine after the Odessa funicular. when it opened, it was a progressive engeneering idea  to lay the rails on a solid reinforced concrete rack and lifting machines were good operate.

Interesting facts

- This is the shortest city transport route. It reaches 222 meters.

- Until the mid-1930s, the funicular was considered a tram route and had a number.

- The Kyiv funicular carries 2.8 million passengers every year.

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