15 Jun 2023 11:50

Ukrainian Railways increases passenger traffic with EU countries

MOSCOW. June 15 (Interfax) - Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ), or Ukrainian Railways, carried 2.3 times more passengers, precisely, 786,000, to and from the European Union between January and May of this year compared to the same period of 2022, the Ukrainian media reported with reference to the UZ press service on social media.

Additionally, 6.4% more passengers were transported in the first five months of this year than in the same periods of 2016-2019, when a total of 735,000 people were transported by rail to and from the EU, the press service said.

UZ also said that if only eight trains were running to and from the EU in 2016, now their number has increased to 27, of which 15 have been formed by Ukrzaliznytsia, and the rest by foreign carriers.

UZ is expanding rail links with other countries, in particular, it has launched seven new trains: Kiev-Chelm, Zaporozhye-Przemysl, Kiev-Przemysl, Kharkov-Przemysl and Kharkov-Chelm.