Kyiv funicular railway closed for repair

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Sept. 1, 2012, 1:50 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The funicular railway in Kyiv was launched in 1905.
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 Kyiv funicular railway will be closed for repairs for a month starting on September 1, the Kyivpastrans municipal enterprise reported on Friday.

 "To ensure the continued safe operation of the funicular railway from September 1 until October 1, 2012, Kyiv funicular will be closed for annual maintenance with the repair of separate components," the enterprise said in a statement.

The funicular railway in Kyiv was launched in 1905. Over this time, it was modernized three times in 1928, 1958 and 1984. The funicular closes for repairs every fall.

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