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The catacombs of the unfinished subway in Dnepropetrovsk

The first line of Dnepropetrovsk subway with 6 stations (7.1 km) was opened December 29, 1995. It was the first subway in the former Soviet Union opened after its collapse. Since then, the number of stations hasn’t changed.

Dnepropetrovsk subway is not a popular form of transport. The situation could be better if it reached at least the center of the city.

The catacombs of the unfinished subway, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, photo 1

After the opening of the first line, the construction of three new stations started: Theater, Center and Museum.

But lack of funding has led to the situation when for many years the construction is frozen and the tunnels gradually decay constantly filled with water. Photos by: Richard Zorge.

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1 comment

  • Remmington · January 15, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    There might be a “lack of funding”, but it is as much a problem of the available funding being ‘absorbed’ in to the pockets of those in charge of the project… just like so many other projects in Ukraine.

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