According to Osamu's site, an
8 station metro is under construction. Further investigation reveals that
no construction was begun, and there are currently no plans for
completion of the Odessa metro.
This page talks about the Odessa subway as well as a possible monorail
project. There has also been talk of tram line number 7 being upgraded to
light rail, but the city has run out of transportation money, having to borrow a
large part of it's budget from Kiev to repair all it's roads. And, while there
is no subway in Odessa, there is an extensive
underground labyrinth.One Wikipedia page claims these catacombs are the reason an Odessa subway was never built.
Trams in Odessa are
reportedly free, perhaps one reason why the system isn't making any money.
The system has
23 routes and was
opened in 1880.
tram map from the