Donetsk Underground

This is how underground (subway) is being built in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Donetsk and the surrounding territories are heavily urbanized and agglomerated into conurbation. The workforce is heavily involved with heavy industry, especially coal mining. The city is an important center of heavy industry and coal mines in the Donets Basin (Donbas) and the Ukraine. Directly under the city lie the coal mines.

So they hired coal miners to dig the tunnels for the future underground. So now they get coal and meanwhile the subway is being built. Smart isn’t it.

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

donetsk underground

submitted by Nik

11 thoughts on “Donetsk Underground”

  1. Doesn’t appear as if there’s much concern about worker’s comp. or lawsuits stemming from injury. It doesn’t look like as many safety procedures as in the USA are observed.

  2. To eye. Your comment reminds me of the Simpsons episode when they build a monorail in Springfield…monoraiiiiil, monoraiiiiil, monoraiiiiil.

  3. YES tovarischi, the MONORAIL is the way of the future. Why, I’ve sold monorails to Brockway, Ogdenville, North Haverbrook Liski, and Igarka, and by golly it put them on the map!

  4. Eye. Well, the subway system has an additional benefit of being capable of serving as a bomb shelter. Can’t hide under a monorail!

  5. So they’re running the tunnels through the coal measures? What happens when they want to actually mine that bit?

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