July 27, 2012

EBRD to finance Dnepropetrovsk metro project

Written by  Alexander Kava
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THE European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed to provide a €152m sovereign loan to finance the extension of the first metro line in the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk.

The 7.8km line from Komunarivska in the west to Vokzalna in the east has six stations and is Ukraine's newest metro, opening in 1995. The second phase of construction will extend the line 4km east from Vokzalna, with new stations at Teatralnaia, Centralnaia, and Muzeinaia serving the city centre. In addition to the EBRD loan, the Ukranian government is contributing €61m to the project.

The line is currently operated by three-car trains, although platforms will accommodate future lengthening of trains to five cars.

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