In 2018, the state joint-stock company “Ukrainian Railways” transported in long-distance trains almost 56 million passengers, 4 million more than last year.
This was reported in the press-center of”Ukrzaliznytsya”.
To achieve this, the railwaymen managed despite a decrease in the number of cars, and due to the increase in the level of efficiency of their use. In particular, minimizing their downtime.
We have been able to annually increase the number of passengers. A lot of trains after a night flight we received as day, and Vice versa. Only these new year and Christmas holidays, we have appointed about 40 additional trains that will perform more than 300 flights
– said the head of UZ Evgeny Kravtsov.
According to Kravtsov, “uz” needs government support to upgrade of rolling stock: “due to low tariffs and loss of transportation, we need funds to purchase passenger carriages from the budget of Ukraine”.
The Head Of “Railways” Evgeny Kravtsov
He assured that “Ukrzaliznytsia” has ambitious plans to upgrade in 2019.