Kharkiv Metro - the sixth in the CIS and the second in Ukraine in terms of construction time - is a modern transport enterprise in terms of purpose and technical equipment, has been operating since August 22, 1975.
The design construction of the first stage of the Kharkiv metro was approved in 1967, and the decision to build the first start-up section was made on April 23, 1968.
In June 1968, the first metro builders from Baku and Kiev, miners from the Donetsk and Moscow region coal basins, and experienced specialists arrived in Kharkov.
On July 15, 1968, along Slavyanskaya Street, near the South Station, the first trunk of the future metro was laid in a solemn ceremony.
On August 11, 1969, the first tunneling shield, manufactured at the enterprises of Kharkov, began to work.
Some metro stations of the Alekseevskaya line of the Kharkov metro.