Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, is situated in the northern part of the country on both banks of the Dnepr river. The city currently has about 2.6 million inhabitants. Kiev's current metro network comprises three lines with a total length of 60 km and an annual patronage of more than 600 million. Peak loads reach 35,000 passengers per hour per direction, and the system is running out of capacity.
The vehicle fleet needs to be expanded to support the necessary service headways, further network expansion and replace of the old rolling stock. EBRD commissioned Pöyry to review both the current metro system and the development plans.
The assessment of the current situation included a technical and system development review and an analysis of the organisational relationship between the operator (Metropoliten) and the City of Kiev.
Potential procurement options were discussed and evaluated, taking technical parameters, cost effectiveness etc. into consideration. Recommendations to the operator and EBRD were made.