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.