One of the main challenges for me as a mayor was to provide the Kievans with the European standard transportation service.
Thus, an idea was born of launching the Kiev city commuter train that could make life easier for the Kievans living in remote areas, far from the metro and other public transport.
We walked a long way to it, and finally, on September 2, 2009, the Kiev city commuter train running a 15-station 50.5 km long belt railway was launched. It took 1 hour 30 min for the train to make a circle.
Now, the residents of the left bank of Kiev living in areas without the metro could enjoy the city commuter train and easily reach the desired location in Kiev.
The Kiev city commuter railway map showing its stations is as follows.
- Pivnichna Halt Platform (Kiev Passenger Railway Station)
- Vydubychi Halt Platform
- Livyi BerehHalt Platform
- Darnytsia Station
- Livobereznha Halt Platfrm
- Troieshchyna Halt Platform
- Troieshchyna-2 Halt Platform
- Kyiv-Petrivka Station
- Zenit Halt Platform
- Vyshhorod Halt Platform
- Syrets Halt Platform
- Rubezhivskyi Halt Platform
- Borshchahivka Station
- Kyiv-Volyn Station
- Karavaevi Dachi Halt Platform
The city commuter train runs mostly only during rush hour.
There are 66 trips on weekdays (33 in each direction), while on weekends the number of trips is approximately half as large.
Several trips are shortcut and only run to (from) the Borshchahivka or Kyiv-Volyn stations. On weekdays, the interval between the departures of the commuter train is 21 minutes, while on weekends it is 42 minutes.
For convenient informing the Kievans of the commuter train schedule it was posted on the official website of the South-Western Railway along with the schedule of conventional electric trains.
A separate independent website of the city commuter train was also created where the latest interactive railway schedule of the city commuter train was regularly updated.
When the first line was put into service it had two EPL9T trains operating there. One of them was upgraded having its seats located along its sides like in metro trains. Later regular trains such as ED9M and ER9M were added to run the line together with the upgraded EPL9T.
THE RICH PAY FOR THE POOR
Wasn't fulfilled due to the lack of adequate regulatory framework at the state level
I wanted to implement a project according to which in Kiev - the city which is home to at least 20% of very rich people - this very category of citizens incurred the bulk of expenses in terms of payment for utility services through differentiation of rates.
KIEV RACEСOURSE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE
I decided to breathe a new life into the Kiev racecourse to regain its honour to the city and the entire country.
In order to save the budget and reduce the costs for the bureaucratic machine, I decided to organize a car auction to sell vehicles owned by Municipal Enterprise “Motor Transport Enterprise of the Kiev City Council.”
NURSING HOME "THE BEST HOME"
On December 25, 2008, pursuant to the Decision of the Kiev City Council, a municipal enterprise "Best Home" was created.