Recently in Kiev, there was an opening of the 50th metro station ‘Vystavochny Tsentr’ (and the 500th metro station in the former USSR). It took them less than a year to build it which is not typical of works of this type.
Currently, there are two entrances leading to the metro station.
One of the entrances is equipped with an escalator.
Modern turnstiles and ticket offices.
It is very unusual to see a clock like this in the metro station. On the whole, the metro station has several non-typical design elements, like the columns near the ticket offices or new direction signs written in two languages, one of which is English.
’50’ reminds the people of the anniversary status of the metro station.
Temporarily, passengers will board and get off the train from the same side of the platform.
This is what the metro station looked like just some weeks ago.
Alarm system and block system equipment.
Vestibule construction of ‘Vistavochny Tsentr’ in summer.
German driving shield ‘Herrenknecht’.
This is one of the tunnels it drove.
The rear of the shield.
The control panel.
Some photographs of the tunnels of the new line.
This counterrail prevents the train from derailing.
And this is one of the busiest construction sites in Kiev. Here they are building ‘Vasilkovskaya’ metro station. Several hundred people are working here all day long.
The first track is almost completed.
They’ve installed new, up-to-date lighting.
The vent shaft will be located above the tunnel.
That green light goes from mercury lamps.
Behind that door, there is an operational metro station.