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6 Metro Stations in Kyiv Closed for 6 Month

The tunnel between “Demiivska” and “Lybidska” metro stations in Kyiv was closed at noon on December 8, causing a shift in train operations on the “blue line” between “Lybidska” and “Heroiv Dnipra,” as reported by Kyiv Passengers.

Earlier, the Kyiv City State Administration (KMDA) had stated that the tunnel would be closed for repairs on December 9. The decision was made by the Permanent Commission on Technogenic and Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations of the KMDA due to uneven settlement processes, vibrational creeping around the soil mass, and the load on the tunnel lining.

The risk of instability in the tunnel structures emerged as a result. Preliminary calculations estimate that the restoration work will last about six months and will be carried out on the surface. During this period, experts plan to conduct necessary inspections, investigations, and engineering surveys to identify the causes of the emergency situation and undertake urgent measures to stabilize the structures and perform corresponding restoration work.

According to the Kyiv Metropolitan (KP “Kyivsky Metropoliten”), the metro stations “Demiivska,” “Holosiivska,” “Vasylkivska,” “Vystavkovyi Tsentr,” “Ipodrom,” and “Teremky” will continue to operate around the clock in shelter mode.

To ensure passenger transportation, duplicate routes by surface transport will be provided from the “Teremky” metro station to the “Lybidska” metro station. Problematic sections exist on five stations of the “blue line” and two stations of the “red line.”

The stretch between “Heroiv Dnipra,” “Minska,” and “Obolon,” where tunnels are subsiding due to the construction of the DREAM shopping and entertainment center, is affected. Additionally, the section between “Pochaina” and “Kontraktova Ploshcha” stations is problematic, with tunnel subsidence and gauge violations due to poor tunnel construction.

On the “red line,” the problematic section is the crossing between “Dnipro” and “Hydropark” stations, as mentioned in the report.