The Funicular in Kiev connects the historic and commercial Uppertown and the old Lowertown Podil through the steep hill overseeing the Pochtova Square and Dnieper river.
The Funicular was constructed during 1902-1905 and it was renovated three times – in 1928, 1958, and 1984. The funicular uses the two rail and passing-loop system. The total track length is 238 meters. The total gradient of the slope, which the funicular runs on, is 36 %. The cable cars are powered by the electric motor, that is on the upper station. The funicular provides its service to more than 10,000 passengers a day.