The running tunnels between the Teremky and Demiivska stations have been problematic since the beginning of construction, there were even human casualties.
This was stated by the director of the Department of Transport Infrastructure of the Kyiv City State Administration Ruslan Kandybor at a briefing in the subway.
"From the previous comments that were given to us by such people who have known and seen something for a long time. This is generally a problematic area even during construction. There were also human casualties, there was also the sinking of the drilling board, which carried out drilling. That section was generally built on both sides and the very middle was built by hand. I would prefer that we refer to those documents that have been removed from the archives. Everything will be officially investigated and provided by specialists who will draw their conclusions for those reasons," he said.
▶ On the TSN YouTube channel, you can watch the video "Flooding of the subway tunnel! The place is not an easy one! There have already been problems and people have even died."
Recall that in Kyiv, from Friday, December 8, some stations of the blue line of the metro stopped working - from "Lybidska" to "Teremky". A tunnel in the subway was depressurized - water flooded part of the capital's subway. In the Kyiv metro, stopping the movement of trains on this section is called a forced step to avoid an emergency situation in the future. In particular, due to uneven desealing processes and load on the tunnel frame, there was a risk of loss of stability of tunnel structures.
It should be noted that the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko said that due to the closure of part of the metro, the main load of passenger transportation will fall on ground public transport. More vehicles will be allowed on the routes, so traffic on the road can be much more complicated.