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|2441||Bulvar Tarasa Shevchenko. The trolleybus, on
route 5, is climbing from Ploschad Pobedy towards its terminus
at Tereschenkovskaya. It passes a few old buildings which are
being renovated. In the background is the high-rise Lybed hotel,
built at the beginning of the 1970s.|
|2442||Once again Nivki, the beginning of Ul. Scherbakova.
The 2442 on route 26, bound for Metro Nivki,
is leaving the Ul. Estonskaya stop and approaching
a pedestrian crossing at the intersection with Ul. Kirponosa.
Private houses clearly dominate in this neighborhood.|
|2443||Belorusskaya Ulitsa in Lukyanovka.
The trolleybus has left the Ul. Dovnar-Zapolskogo stop and is
approaching Metro Lukyanovskaya, the terminus of route 23.
That route is one of the few long-living ones in today's Kiev:
After being launched on 12 February 1969, it has never changed,
save for temporary realignments caused by construction.
Some sixty years ago, trams ran along this street.
|2444||Ulitsa Dovzhenko, across the street from
Trolleybus Depot No. 2. The trolleybus is on its pull-in run,
about to turn around at the viaduct at Degtyarevskaya St. and
then turn right into the depot. There used to be a direct left turn
here, but after an accident — a jitney hit a trolleybus
pulling in — the wirework enabling trolleybuses to make that turn
|2445||The Ulitsa Belitskaya terminus of route 5.
The turning loop is seen in the background, followed by the final stretch
of Severno-Syretskaya Ulitsa, which ends at the railway line of
the so-called Northern Circle (a semi-circle, in reality).|
|2446||Closer to the opposite terminus of route 5.
The trolleybus turns from Ulitsa Tolstogo into Vladimirskaya, approaching
the stop across the street from the main University building.
Trolleybuses replaced trams here in 1959. Up until 1996, route 5
turned around St. Vladimir's Cathedral, a few blocks away.|
|2447||Route 5 connects downtown Kiev with
a small industrial area in the district of Nivki. It mostly follows
Prospekt Pobedy, but turns into Vul. Scherbakova at Metro Nivki.
This picture was made at the stop right after that turn,
next to the metro station itself.
On the left, behind the crowd, one can see a striped LAZ-699R bus;
that is a "taxobus" (a higher-fare express bus), connecting Nivki
with a market in Vinogradar. Later on, all these "taxobuses" turned
into regular jitney routes, served by minibuses.|
|2448||The Tereschenkovskaya terminus of route 5.
In 2001 2008 this was also the last stop of routes 8 and 17,
because the extension of this line along Bulvar Shevchenko to Pl. Tolstogo
was dismantled (as it has fortunately turned out, temporarily).
To the left of the trolleybus stop is the Shevchenko Park, which route 5
presently loops around.|
|2449||The beginning of Ulitsa Marshala Grechko,
at Internatsionalnaya Ploschad in the Nivki district. The trolleybus
is proceeding to Metro Nivki (route 26) and is about to cross
the square and enter Ulitsa Scherbakova. One can also see the wires
used for turning into Ulitsa Stetsenko.|
|2450||A fairly rare phenomenon — a YuMZ-T1 approaching
the Maydan Nezalezhnosti downtown terminus of route 16.
These trolleybuses were seldom used on routes 16 and 18, which both
terminate here, because of their difficult profile.
In the background on the left is a 15Tr on route 18.|
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