Kryvyi Rih Metro in Ukraine

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The header image shows a Tatra T3 tram at Prospekt Metalurhiv station on the Kryvyi Rih Metro.

Image attribution: PhotoDocumentalist, CC BY-SA 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Derivative work.

The Kryvyi Rih Metro system is part of the much bigger Kryvyi Rih tramway network in Ukraine.

This metro system is unusual because it utilises tramway rolling stock. The network is sometimes referred to as a metrotram system.

The underground part of the system has a track length of 7 km, and the total track length is 18.7 km.

The metro system relies on a turning circle at each end of the line.

Location of Kryvyi Rih and Metro Map

Location of the Kryvyi Rih metro on a map of Ukraine.
Location of the Kryvyi Rih metro on a map of Ukraine
Kryvyi Rih Metro map.
Kryvyi Rih Metro map

The associated location map is a derivative work. Original: US Central Intelligence Agency, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Associated metro map attribution: Andrew Kurbiko, CC BY-SA 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Bald and Bankrupt rides the Kryvyi Rih Metro

Watch a video produced by YouTube vlogger Benjamin Rich of Bald and Bankrupt, where he relates his experience on this metro system.

The video starts at the point just before Rich enters Prospekt Metalurhiv station.

To find out more about Kryvyi Rih and Bald and Bankrupt’s adventures in the city, rewind the video to watch from the beginning. It’s an excellent video and well worth the experience.

Bald and Bankrupt explores historical architecture in Kryvyi Rih

With the aid of a 1983 photo album of Kryvyi Rih, YouTube vlogger Bald and Bankrupt explores the Soviet legacy of the city.

Monuments, buildings and parks featured in the video

These are the places featured in the video, in the same order as Rich visited.

Shevchenko Theatre

The theatre is named after the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko.

Image attribution: Ryzhkov Sergey, CC BY-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Shevchenko Theatre
Shevchenko Theatre

Fyodor Mershavtsev Park

In 2016 the park was renamed Fyodor Mershavtsev Park.

Source: Alexander Vodolazsky at Wikimedia (in Ukrainian). (Go to the image entry for “Boat station in Kryvyi Rih”.

The original monument referencing the past name of the park still stands.

Image attribution: Ryzhkov Sergey, CC BY-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Pravda Newspaper Park monument
Pravda Newspaper Park monument

Boat Station in Fyodor Mershavtsev Park

Boat station in Fedor Mershavtsev Park
Boat station in Fedor Mershavtsev Park

Kryvyi Rih Regional Music College

Kryvyi Rih Regional Music College
Kryvyi Rih Regional Music College

The main post office in Krivyi Rih

The main post office in Krivyi Rih
The main post office in Krivyi Rih

Image attribution: Lyudmyla Larioshyna, CC BY-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Former Children’s Theatre

Former Children's Theatre
Former Children’s Theatre

The former children’s theatre used to be in an Aeroflot aeroplane. By the time Rich visited, a YAK-40 aeroplane had been installed in its place.

Image attribution: Bandanschik, CC BY-SA 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Kryvyi Rih Circus

Kryvyi Rih Circus
Kryvyi Rih Circus

Image attribution: Dogvillan, CC BY-SA 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Derivative work.

Stella Heroes monument

Stella Heroes monument
Stella Heroes monument

To continue his journey to the last featured destination, Rich uses the Kryvyi Rih Metro.

Image attribution: WDKeeper, CC BY-SA 4.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Derivative work.

The Kryvyi Rih metro depot near Maidan Pratsi station

We finish our journey (now without Bald and Bankrupt), by visiting Kryvyi Rih’s only metro depot, which is located near Maidan Pratsi station.

Image attribution: Serguei Bolachenko, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons. Derivative work.

Kryvyi Rih metro depot
The Kryvyi Rih metro depot near Maidan Pratsi station

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