Category: Ukraine

Travels 2017 – Part I (Ukraine in April: Kiev to Poltava)

Having done the Western parts of Ukraine in 2016 we were heading East this time. By car from Kiev to Charkiw and then South ending up in Odessa. As usual we visited all the systems en-route, both trams and trolleybuses. We knew we were coming back in June with big group so we used this Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VIII (Ukraine in March: Vinnytsia & Kiev)

More exploring in Vinnytsia. A fast intercity type train took us back to Kiev. Most other trains we used were of the old “long distance sleeping car types” (very uncomfortable to sit in) that all depart in the late evening. Our last day was spent again on the Eastern side of the Kiev system (an Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VII (Ukraine in March: Vinnytsia)

On to Vinnytsia (again by train). Here we chartered “historic” no. 1 (actually a German built Gotha car with a “new” body). Our second day there fell on a weekend und this meant: only Mirage type trams operating. day 18 – Вінниця/Winnyzja (Vinnytsia/Winniza) Read More

Travels 2016 – Part VI (Ukraine in March: Chernivtsi to Khmelnytskyi)

We reached Chernivtsi by train. Ternopil was a little more difficult to reach from there. We could have taken a Marshrutka but this would simply have taken too long. With the help of the transit company we managed to organize a taxi for early next morning that drove us 3 1/2 hours North (at a Read More

Travels 2016 – Part V (Ukraine in March: Lviv & Ivano-Frankivsk)

Two full days for Lviv. Afterwards we took an evening train to Ivano-Frankivsk. day 12 – Львів/L’viv (Lemberg/Lviv) – exploring the system day 13 – more of Львів/L’viv (Lemberg/Lviv) day 14 – Іва́но-Франкі́вськ (Ivano-Frankivsk – formerly Stanislau) Read More

Travels 2016 – Part IV (Ukraine in March: Rivne to Lviv)

Being in “Skoda 9Tr heaven” in Rivne we spent almost a whole extra day here and also rented (chartered) the oldest vehicle no. 001 from 1974 which was only used in service if nothing else was available. Our first day in Lviv was spent mostly visiting both tram depots (no. 2 was closed for modernisation Read More

Travels 2016 – Part III (Ukraine in March: Zhytomyr to Rivne)

From Kiev we drove by car West. We started the tour with a quick stop at the Kiev McDonald’s tram. They were a little hesitant to show us the depot in Luzk but in the end we managed to see about 50% of it. day 8 Житомир (Zhytomyr/Schytomyr) day 9 – Луцьк (Luts’k/Luzk/Lutsk) still day Read More

Travels 2016 – Part II (Ukraine in March: Kiev, Konotop & Bila Zerkwa)

From Kiev we also took a train to Konotop (no depot visit because this was a Saturday and nobody could be found to let us in) and to Bila Zerkwa we went by Marshrutka. day 5 – Konotop (the only visit we did without a depot visit – but it was easy to take photos Read More

Travels 2016 – Part I (Ukraine in March: Kiev & Chernihiv)

Our first visit to Ukraine (the first of many to come). Of course there is lots to see in Kiev. We also did a daytrip by car from Kiev to Chernihiv. day 1 + 2 – Київ/Kyjiw (Kiew/Kiev) – Western system with visit to future museum at old bus depot no. 3 plus depot visits Read More

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