All Russia-Ukraine war articles

  • Tbilisi metro
    Metro Report International

    Metro train contract cancelled because of international sanctions


    GEORGIA: The city of Tbilisi has announced that it is to terminate a contract for Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains, because the Russian manufacturer is now subject to sanctions imposed by Georgia’s international partners as a result of the Russian war against Ukraine. ‘Georgia enforces international ...

  • LTG and Ukrainian Railways

    Broad gauge railways seek closer European integration


    EUROPE: Ukrainian national railway Ukrzaliznytsia has signed a memorandum of intent to co-operate with the FREE Rail programme, which aims to develop an operating model that is based on EU rail standards and best practice while being aligned with the specific needs of 1 520 mm ...

  • ÖBB and Ukrainian Railways

    Intermodal rail freight service to bring Ukraine into the European logistics chain


    EUROPE: Rail Cargo Group used the Transport Logistic trade show in München on May 9 to announce an intermodal freight service linking Kyiv and Lviv with Budapest and Wien. Austrian Federal Railways’ freight subsidiary said this would be the ‘first regular, high frequency intermodal connection’ between ...

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    Norway to donate DMUs to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Norway is ready to donate 12 Düwag Type 92 diesel multiple-units to Ukraine, Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård has announced.

  • Train and a European flag

    Rail improvements should be central to TEN-T revision, MEPs say


    EUROPE: Major EU transport infrastructure projects should focus on sustainable transport, avoid delays, improve links with Ukraine and Moldova and make provision for military transport, according to the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee. On April 13, the TRAN Committee formally adopted its position on the ...

  • Wagons

    Operail completes disposal of wagon leasing fleet


    ESTONIA: National freight operator Operail has completed its exit from the wagon leasing business, with the sale of the final 1 036 vehicles in February and March. More than 40 companies were invited to participate in the sale of the fleet, and 20 opted to make ...

  • Kyiv Tatra-Yug tram (1)
    Metro Report International

    Trams with Mariupol steel enter service in Kyiv


    UKRAINE: Tatra-Yug trams which have begun entering service in Kyiv contain steel which was produced at the Azovstal works in Mariupol before it was destroyed in Russia’s full-scale invasion. ‘Despite the tragic events, Mariupol steel continues to live on’, said steelmaker Metinvest, when the first eight ...

  • CFM TE33AC loco

    Moldovan rail upgrades to handle Ukrainian export traffic


    MOLDOVA: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has approved a €23m crisis response loan which national railway CFM will use to part-finance the modernisation of two sections of railway for use by Ukrainian transit traffic. The total cost of the work to increase capacity and ...

  • Zürich transport operator VBZ has donated 35 secondhand Tram 2000 vehicles to Vinnytsia.
    Metro Report International

    Zürich trams donated to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Zürich transport operator VBZ has donated 35 secondhand Tram 2000 vehicles to Vinnytsia. The first batch of eight trams set off from Switzerland on March 15. It is expected that will have a further service life of 12 to 15 years on the Ukrainian city’s ...

  • DB Cargo coal train

    DB Cargo doubles coal transport to supply power stations


    GERMANY: DB Cargo doubled its coal transport volumes over the winter months to support the reactivation of coal-fired power stations which were brought out of reserve to ensure stable electricity supplies after gas deliveries from Russia were halted because of the war in Ukraine. Since October ...

  • Ukrainian Railways 0 km point

    Ukraine launches railway decolonisation programme


    UKRAINE: ‘A comprehensive programme of Ukrainisation, which does not just remove Soviet symbols and Russian names, but fundamentally changes Ukrainian railways’ has been announced by Oleksandr Kamyshin, CEO of national railway Ukrzaliznytsia. To mark the start of the programme, a new zero point for measuring ...

  • Warszawa tram
    Metro Report International

    Withdrawn Warszawa trams head to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Warszawa is to provide the city of Konotop with 23 Konstal 105Na trams as humanitarian aid. The trams date from around 1990, and are currently stored after being been replaced by the Warsolino trams now being supplied to the Polish capital by Hyundai Rotem. ...

  • Tbilisi metro (Photo Vladimir Waldin
    Metro Report International

    Tbilisi metro train order back on again


    GEORGIA: An aborted contract for Russia’s Metrowagonmash to supply metro trains to Tbilisi has been renegotiated, the city has announced. Financing was agreed with the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in February 2020, and following an international tender Transmashholding subsidiary Metrowagonmash was awarded €49·2m contract ...

  • Innofreight gauge change

    Containerised coal overcomes the break-of-gauge


    EUROPE: Innofreight containers are being transferred from broad to standard gauge trains as part of a through journey for the first time. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has forced Poland to seek alternatives to Russian coal, but Polish ports have limited capacity to handle the required volumes. ...

  • Warszawa metro train
    Metro Report International

    Warszawa offers metro cars to Kyiv


    UKRAINE: A letter of intent has been signed for the transfer of 60 Warszawa metro cars to Kyiv as humanitarian aid. The agreement was signed by mayors Rafał Trzaskowski and Vitali Klitschko during a visit to Kyiv by the leaders of the cities of Warszawa, Praha, Budapest ...

  • Ukraine railway station (Photo EBRD)

    Ukrainian Eurobonds restructured to support wartime rail operations


    UKRAINE: The holders of two issues of Eurobonds totalling US$895m have accepted proposals from national railway Ukrzaliznytsia to delay the repayment of the principal debt by two years. UZ explained that this would reduce the burden on its liquidity and contribute to stable operations during wartime ...

  • Tatra-Yug model tram
    Metro Report International

    Odesa places wartime tram order


    UKRAINE: Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has ordered 13 Type K1T306 low-floor trams from a consortium led by Tatra-Yug, which said it was the first tram contract to be signed since the Russian invasion in February. Tenders were called in 2021 with financing by the European ...

  • Ukraine railway station (Photo EBRD)

    Ukraine withdraws from CIS Railway Council


    UKRAINE: Ukraine has withdrawn from the CIS Railway Council, which was established in 1992 to facilitate continued interoperability between the railways across the former Soviet Union. National railway Ukrzaliznytsia cut all ties with Russia and Belarus following the full-scale invasion on February 24. The military removed ...

  • Operail wagons (Photo Operail)

    Operail sells Ukrainian wagon fleet


    UKRAINE: Estonian state-owned rail freight company Operail has sold 552 wagons located in Ukraine to a joint venture of local transport, infrastructure and agriculture investor Fortior Capital and Estonian wagon leasing company Teslar Trans for €6·51m Operail said the sale was ‘not related to the Russian ...

  • Tbilisi metro
    Metro Report International

    Tbilisi cancels order for Russian metro trains


    GEORGIA: The city of Tbilisi has cancelled an order for TMH’s Metrowagonmash subsidiary to supply 11 four-car metro trains. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is unable to finance the previously announced order because of international sanctions imposed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Mayor ...