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Accessibility of public transportation means

 

 

Kharkov City has a well-developed and ramified public transportation system. The locals and visitors can move around in trolleybuses, streetcars (trams) and buses, or use the Underground (the subway).

But not all transportation means are accessible to people with physical limitations or disabilities. In 2007, the first low-clearance buses (five LAZ-A183 and three MAZ-206)  started serving only two lines within the city.

Within the framework of general preparation for the 2012 UEFA Cup Final, the number of accessible public transportation vehicles has increased considerably. As of today, there are 92 low-clearance buses and 52 low-clearance LAZ E-301trolleybuses. But the city lines are served by both modern (low-clearance) and obsolete (high clearance) vehicles. Unfortunately, low-clearance vehicles time-table is non-existent, and people with physical limitations or disabilities have to simply wait for the arrival of a suitable bus or trolleybus.

 

Trolleybuses.

Twenty-four Kharkov City trolleybus lines have about 300 vehicles, twelve of them are low-clearance trolleybuses Nos. 1, 2, 3, 11, 19, 24, 27, 34, 35, 40, 45, 46. Low-clearance trolleybuses are equipped with neon-lit electronic “running line” indicator boards, telling the stops visually; besides, most Kharkov trolleybus drivers use loudspeakers to announce the current and the next stops.

The trolleybus fare equals UAH 1.50 irrespective of the distance travelled by the passengers and is paid to either conductor or the driver him/herself

Please find below the list of Kharkov trolleybus lines equipped with low-clearance vehicles:

 

Line number

Name of the line

Route

Number of low-clearance trolleybuses serving the line

Overall number of trolleybuses

Number of low-clearance trolleybuses

1

Marshala Zhukova Subway Station – 28th neighborhood unit (microraion)

Marshala Zhukova Subway Station - Marshala Zhukova Av. – Geroev Stalingrada Av. - 28th neighborhood unit (microraion)

12

5

2

Pobedy Av. (Ludwig Svoboda Av.)  - Zhukovskogo Av. (Academica Proskury St.)

Pobedy Av. (Ludwig Svoboda Av.) - Ludwig Svoboda Av., Akhsarova St., Lenina Av., Pravdy Av. Sumskaya St., Bielgorodskoye Highway, Academica Proskury St. -  Zhukovskogo Av. (Academica Proskury St.)

20

4

3

Universitaetskaya St. (Zirka Cinema Theatre) – 12th April St.

Universitaetskaya St. (Zirka Cinema Theatre) – Kuznechnaya St. (there: Lopatinski Lane, Solianikovski Lane), Gamarnika St., Podolski Bridge, Vernadskogo St., Gagarina Av., Geroev Stalingrada Av., Kosiora Av. (there: Frunze Av., Moskovski Av.; back: 12th April St.) - 12th April St.

19

11

11

Dziuba Av. – Constitution Sq.

Dziuba Av. – Ilyicha Av.,

Kitaenko St., Postysheva Av.

(there: Narimanova St., Planovaya St.), Volodarskogo St., Bolshaya Goncharovskaya St. , Simferopolski Lane, Koneva St., Malinovskogo St.  (there: Karl Marx St.; back: Kotsarskaya St.), Blagoveshchenskaya Sq., Kupecheski Bridge (there: Soborny Slope, Universitetskaya St. , Spartakovski Lane; back: Proletarskaya Sq. , Rose Luxembourg Sq. , Constitution Sq. ) - Constitution Sq.

7

2

19

Odesskaya St. – 602 microraion

St. Odesskaya – Geroev Stalingrada Av. – 50th Anniversary of the USSR Av., – 50th Anniversary of the Young Communist League Av., – 602 microraion

11

2

24

Academica Barabashova Subway Station - 602-й microraion

Academica Barabashova Subway Station – Amurskaya St. , 50th Anniversary of the Young Communist League Av., - 602-й microraion

18

16

27

Dziuba Av. – Novy Byt St. (Krasny Oktiabr neighboorhood)

Dziuba Av. – Ikyicha Av., Kitaenko St., Postysheva Av.,  Postysheva, St. Narimanova, Yelizarova St.  - Novy Byt St. (Krasny Oktiabr neighboorhood)

7

2

34

Eastern Saltovka – Geroev Truda St.

Eastern Saltovka – Blueher St. – Barabashova St. – Geroev Truda St.

7

1

35

Eastern Saltovka -  Odesskaya St.

Eastern Saltovka - Guardeitsev Shironintsev St. - 50th Anniversary of the Young Communist League Av. - 50th Anniversary of the USSR Av. – Geroev Stalingrada Av. – Odesskaya St.

11

4

40

Pobedy Av. - Gorki Park

 

Pobedy Av. – Ludwig Svoboda Av. – Akhsarova St. – Derevianko St. - Sumskaya St. -                   Gorki Park

5

1

45

12th of April St.  – Zubareva St. (Roganskaya St.)

- 12th of April St. Av. Moskovski, Roganskaya St. – Zubareva St. (Roganskaya St.)

7

3

46

12th of April St.Microraion "Горизонт"

12th of April St. - Av. Moskovski, Gritsevtsa St. – Gorizont (Horizon) Microraion

8

1

 

Buses.

 

Kharkov City has 139 bus lines; ten of these use low-clearance MAZ 206, Bogdan A601 and LAZ A183 buses equipped with neon-lit electronic “running line” indicator boards, telling the stops visually.

The bus fare varies from line to line between UAH 2 and UAH  3, irrespective of the distance travelled by the passengers and is paid to either conductor or the driver him/herself, the timetables also differ; on the average, Kharkov buses carry passengers from 06:00 to 23:00.

 

Line number

Name of the line

Route

Number of low-clearance trolleybuses serving the line

Overall number of trolleybuses

Number of low-clearance trolleybuses

40э

Tsentralny Rynok (Central Market) –  Dovgalevski St., 7 (Ceramic Pipes Factory)

Tsentralny Rynok Subway Station – Piskunovskaya St. – Kotlova St. – Dovgalevskogo St.

9

7

 

43э

Kholodnaya Gora Subway Station – Zaliutino Pansionat (sanatorium)

Kholodnaya Gora Subway Station – Poltavski Shliakh St. – Klaptsova St. – Komsomolskoe Highway –Narimanova St. – Poltavski Shliakh St. – Zolochevskaya St. – Pervy Zolochevski lane – Tiniakov St. – Zaliutino Pansionat (sanatorium) – Tiniakov St. – Pervy Zolochevski lane – Zolochevskaya St. – Poltavski Shliakh St. - Kholodnaya Gora Subway Station

7

7

 

88э

Constitution Sq. – Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point)

Constitution Sq. – Sumskaya St. – Svobody Sq. – Lenina Av.  – Akhsarova St. – Ludwig Svoboda Av. – Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point)

13

12

 

119э

Airport – Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point)

Airport – Aeroflotskaya St. – Gagarina Av. – Vernadskogo St. – Gamarnika St. – Korolenko Lane – Armianski (Armenian) Lane (back: Cooperativnaya St.– Pletnevski Lane) – Constitution Sq. – Sumskaya St. – Svobody Sq.  – Lenina Av. – Akhsarova St. – Ludwig Svoboda Av. – Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point)

14

14

 

204э

Leo Tolstoi Station – Proletarskaya Subway Station

Leo Tolstoi Station – Traktorostroitelei Av. – Starochuguyevskaya St. – Ordzhonikidze Av. – Vtoroi Piatiletki St. –  Mira St. – Proletarskaya Subway Station

10

10

 

221э

Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point) – Krasnoarmeiskaya St. (Southern Railway Station)

Pobedy Av. (tram terminal and return point) – Klochkoskaya St. – Rogatinski Lane – Piskunovski Lane - Krasnoarmeiskaya St. (Southern Railway Station)

10

5

 

227э

Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. (trolleybus terminal and return point) – DK KhEMZ (Palace of Culture)

Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. (trolleybus terminal and return point) – Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. – Av. Moskovski – Bronenostsa Potiomkina St. - DK KhEMZ (Palace of Culture)

4

4

 

251э

Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. (trolleybus terminal and return point) – Moskovski Av.

Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. (trolleybus terminal and return point) – Kharkovskikh Divisiy St. –Geroev Stalingrada Av. – Morozova St. – Plekhanovskaya St.  – Kirova St. – B. Khmelnitsky St. – Av. Moskovski – Armianski (Armenian) Lane –  Korolenko Lane - Moskovski Av.

8

8

 

296э

Academica Kurchatova Av. (Piatikhatki neighbourhood) – ст. метро «Госпром»

Academica Kurchatova Av. (Piatikhatki neighbourhood) – Bielgorodskoye Highway – Sumskaya St. – Svobody Sq. – Gosprom Subway Station – Pravdy Av.– Sumskaya St. – Bielgorodskoye Highway – Academica Kurchatova Av. – Academica Walthera St. – Entusiastov St. - Academica Kurchatova Av. (Piatikhatki neighbourhood)

8

8

 

304э

Rogan Station – Proletarskaya Sq.

Rogan Station – Roganskaya St. – Louis Pasteur St. – Molodezhnaya St. – 12th   April St. – Kosiora Av.  – Geroev Stalingrada Av. – Gagarina Av. – Vernadskogo St. – Krasnoshkolnaya Embankment – Univaersitetskaya St. – Rose Luxembourg Sq. (back: Banny Lane – Rybina Sq.) – Proletarskaya Sq.

14

11

 

               

 

Streetcars (trams).

In Kharkov City, there are 14 tram lines; the fare is UAH 1.50, irrespective of the distance travelled by the passengers and is paid to the conductor (sometimes to the driver him/herself). All lines are equipped with outdated tram cars, almost inaccessible to persons with limited locomotion ability. Some cars have neon-lit electronic “running line” indicator boards, telling the stops visually to people with insufficient hearing; otherwise, all Kharkov streetcar drivers use loudspeakers to announce the current and the next stops.

 

The subway (Underground; Metro).

The first subway line started functioning in 1975. Today, the Kharkov City Subway has three lines (Kholonogorsko-Zavodskaya, Saltovskaya and Alekseyevskaya) and 29 stations with three line-to-line change junctions. Metro scheme. Al entrances are marked with large, clearly visible “M” letter (“Metro”).

The subway works from 5:30 to 24:00.

The fare equals UAH 2, irrespective of the line and distance to be travelled, and is paid with a specially bought token or electronic pass card. Both tokens and cards can be acquired at self-service vending machines that function at every subway entrance.

Website: http://www.metro.kharkov.ua.

Please note that the Kharkov Subway is totally inaccessible to people with limited mobility, especially to wheelchair users. Originally, all stations had neen designed and constructed with complete disregard of the needs of people with physical limitations or disabilities. The first accessible subway station, Prospekt Pobedy (Victory Avenue) will start functioning in 2012.

Apart from being inaccessible to wheelchair users, the subway presents considerale access and travel difficulties to people with limited vision or hearing. The subway cars do not have visual displays serving the needs of those whose hearing is not perfect.

Several last years have brought about some positive changes. Yuzhny Voxal, Universitaet Sovietskaya and Academika Barabashova subway stations now have “sound beacons” located at the entrances and helping people with limited vision. Sportivnaya, Alexeyevskaya, Moskovski Prospekt and Prospekt Gagarina station platforms have special curbs that help people with limited vision avoid stepping off the platform.

In accordance with Ukrainian legislation, the following population groups can travel fare-free (gratis): people with severe locomotion disorders and their companions; people with severe vision disorders and their companions; children with locomotion disabilities or imperfect vision and their companions. In all cases one should present a special ID card. Other categories of people entitled to preferential treatment are listed at the Kharkov Subway Website.

Website http://gortransport.kharkov.ua/ provides detailed information about Kharkov City public transportation system. Consulting the website, one can decide on one’s possible routes, learn about transportation fares etc.


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