Category: Ukraine

Travels 2017 – Part VI (Ukraine in June: Kiev to Zaporizhia)

More to see in Kiev. We then headed East to Charkiw and ended up in Dnipro (which was also our base for the two other systems nearby). Driving around the country in a big coach is slightly better than driving around in a car (you don’t feel the potholes so much), but even on this Read More

Travels 2017 – Part V (Ukraine in June: Lviv to Kiev)

Second visit of Ukraine this year! A well deserved repeat visit to all the systems shown. The group met in Kiev and we all flew to Lviv. From there our coach took us back to Kiev. day 1 – Київ/Kyjiw (Kiew/Kiev) day 2 – Львів (Lviv/Lemberg) day 3 – Тернопіль (Ternopil/Tarnopol) day 3 – Хмельницький Read More

Travels 2017 – Part IV (Ukraine in April: Odessa to Kiev)

Heading South again we arrived in Odessa. The last leg took us from Odessa back to Kiev. During this tour by car we had thus visited all the systems in Central Ukraine (Western Ukraine we had done in 2016 and Donbas in the East was to follow soon). Most of the roads we used were Read More

Travels 2017 – Part III (Ukraine in April: Krywyj Rih to Tscherkassy)

A lot of trolleybus systems on this part of the road tour heading West after Dnipro. This meant that we would miss Mariupol (thus to be done together with Donbas in 2018). days 12-13 – Криви́й Ріг (Krywyj Rih) day 14 – Кропивницький (Kropywnyzkyj – until recently Kirovohrad) day 15 – Кременчук (Kremenchuk/Krementschuk) day 16 Read More

Travels 2017 – Part II (Ukraine in April: Dnipro to Kamianske)

On we drove South towards Dnipro. We avoided Donbas this time as this was to be explored in 2018. days 7 + 10 + 11 – Дніпро (Dnipro – until recently Dnipropetrovsk) day 8 – Запорі́жжя (Zaporizhzhia) day 9 – Кам’янське (Kamianske – until recently Dniprodzerzhynsk) Read More

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

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