10 The First Sterling Kiev Subway Depot

The First Sterling Kiev Subway Depot

Posted on October 21, 2010 by team

The first sterling Kiev subway depot “Darnitsa” was opened on November, 5th, 1965 together with the first stage underground radius from”Dnepr” station to “Darnitsa” station. The depot is situated on the technical platform of underground (together with railroad car repair plant) which occupies a part of an industrial area.

First five years before the opening of the depot not numerous cars had been huddling in a tiny depot at “Dnepr”station . This building belongs to the metro department. And now not only big depositary (more than 200 cars), but also a maintenance service point belongs to the depot.

View of the depot from a turret of the traffic controller.

A connecting branch of an underground line.

Depot naves.

The chief traffic controller of the depot is the woman of about seventy.

The loop in the center of the shot is a so-called rod for a contact bar;  it is  forbidden to use a contact rail inside naves, therefore voltage moves from above.


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10 Responses to “The First Sterling Kiev Subway Depot”

  1. gabriela says:

    That lady has been there for a long time I suppose, I wonder how she reacted when she was first required to use a computer.

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. I would imagine she stared at the screen and the computer got scared and did her bidding.

  3. xoxo says:

    whats up with all those people staring at the old lady?

  4. nacho says:

    it seems to be here:
    50°24’44.63″N 30°41’28.39″E

  5. Testicules says:


  6. russia_bound says:

    Cool pictures to see it from that perspective. Thanks for the pictures…

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