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Dnepropetrovsk Subway

Subway in DnepropetrovskDnepropetrovsk Subway was solemnly opened on 29 December 1995 and is the first subway in the former Soviet Union, which was opened after its collapse. In the subway there are only six stations (the number of stations has not changed since the opening of the underground) and one line with the length of 7.8 kilometers. The composition of the electric train has only 4 cars, they are served in one electric depot. The maximum travel time in Dnepropetrovsk subway is only 18 minutes, interval of motion between electric trains is 7-16 minutes, the subway is open from 5.35 to 23.00.

Currently in the Dnepropetrovsk subway there are held the construction works: after the station “Vokzalna” (Railway Station) there built "Theatre" and "Central" stations. During the visit to Dnepropetrovsk in January 2008 the former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has promised to allocate funds for the station “Parus” (Sail) and “Parus-2” (Sail-2) until the end of the year. She also promised to assist in the procurement of Map of Subway in Dnepropetrovskequipment for the construction of new stations. But the promises were not met, and after the refusal to hold the European football championship in Dnepropetrovsk, the plans to build Metro collapsed like a house of cards, and all works were stopped on July 26, 2009.

In August 2009 there appeared the information about the credit subway construction by the Chinese, as well as the start of construction of the Symbol of Subway in Dnepropetrovsksecond line by the same Chinese, which will connect the right bank with the left one. Information was neither confirmed nor refuted. Dnepropetrovsk citizens are not much interested in the construction of underground, because they do not use it for long trips.

Dnepropetrovsk Subway is the shortest in the world. Although the Guinness Book of Records has Yekaterinburg subway listed, it is longer than the Dnepropetrovsk in 1.7 kilometers, but the maximum travel time is less, only 12.36 minutes.

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