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Shock closure in Kiev

On the 9 of June, a large section of the Kiev tram lines (from Square of the Great Patriotic War to the Leningradska sq., route # 21, 27, 31) were suddenly abandoned. The decision to abandon the tram lines was taken by the city mayor without notification to passengers. The last tram with passengers passed the Paton bridge at 20:00. Immediately after that workers began to remove rail tracks from the bridge.

The head of the committee "Kiev - for public transportation".Mikhail Barashkov is organising a petition to restore the service - There are more details of the Kiev system at Information in Russian only can be found at

11 June 2004

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