All Ukraine articles

  • Dnipro metro (Photo Artekimus, CC BY-SA 40)
    Metro Report International

    Dnipro seeks feedback on wartime metro construction


    UKRAINE: Dnipro Metro is aiming to restart an extension project which was suspended when the contractor pulled out following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

  • Ukraine parcel (Photo Rail Partners)
    Rail Business UK

    UK rail industry supports Ukrainian railway workers


    UKRAINE: Nearly 7 500 food parcels have been delivered to Ukrainian railway employees and their families using £106 000 raised by UK industry association Rail Partners. The packages include oil, sugar, flour, salt, pasta, rice, corn and wheat cereals, canned fish and meat, pate, tea and ...

  • Leipzig tram for Dnipro (Photo LVB)
    Metro Report International

    Leipzig trams donated to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Dnipro is taking delivery of 26 modernised Tatra T4D-M1 trams donated by the German city of Leipzig. These are in addition to Tatra T4D trams which the Ukrainian city bought from Leipzig in 2019. Dnipro’s tram fleet is composed almost entirely of trams built in ...

  • LTG UZ MoU (Photo LTG)

    Klaipėda – Kyiv rail freight plan


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national train operator LTG Group and Ukrainian Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an intermodal freight service from the Baltic port of Klaipėda to Kyiv via Poland. Test runs are planned for this year, ahead of regular services. ‘We see Ukraine and ...

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    Ukraine begins construction of standard gauge European rail link


    UKRAINE: Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal attended a ceremony on April 11 marking the start of work to provide a standard gauge track on the 22 km broad gauge route from Chop on the borders with Hungary and Slovakia to the city of Uzhhorod. ‘This project will ...

  • US loan to Ukrainian Railways (Photo EXIM)

    Ukrainian Railways to order Wabtec locomotives


    UKRAINE: Export-Import Bank of the United States has approved a US$156·6m 15-year loan which national railway Ukrzaliznytsia will use for the acquisition of 40 Wabtec diesel locomotives. Ukrzaliznytsia currently operates TE33AS (ES44ACI) locos supplied by GE Transportation, now Wabtec. The transaction was approved by EXIM on ...

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    RegioJet to launch night train to Ukraine


    EUROPE: RegioJet has opened ticket sales for a night train service between Praha and the rail hub at Chop in western Ukraine’s Zakarpattia Oblast. The operator says this will be the first 100% commercially operated service between the European Union and Ukraine. The daily service is ...

  • Ukraine railway station (Photo EBRD)

    Domestic content boost for Ukrainian rolling stock


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has ordered 66 coaches from KVSZ which will include facilities for passengers with reduced mobility and will have an increased proportion of domestic content. The government has provided 260 million hryvnias to support the localisation of production by 160 Ukrainian suppliers. Announcing ...

  • Ukraine Spain gauge changing Mou (Photo UZ)

    Spanish gauge-changing technology to integrate Ukrainian railways with the EU


    UKRAINE: The use of automatic gauge-changing wheelsets to speed up the movement of freight wagons between Ukraine’s 1 520 mm broad gauge network and the 1 435 mm standard gauge of neighbouring European Union countries is to be piloted by national railway Ukrzaliznytsia and Spanish infrastructure ...

  • Bern to Lviv
    Metro Report International

    Bern trams donated to Lviv


    UKRAINE: Agreement has been reached for the Swiss city of Bern to donate 11 trams to the city of Lviv, where Switzerland will also support the construction of a 1 km tram route along Mykolaichuka and Shevchenko streets to the emergency hospital.

  • UZ hopper wagon

    Ukrainian Railways produces cross-border grain wagon


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has used mostly domestic components to produce a grain hopper wagon which can operate on both the former USSR’s 1 520 mm broad gauge and the 1 435 mm standard gauge of neighbouring EU countries. The Type 19-8005-U wagon has a capacity ...

  • Odesa tram (Photo Tatra-Yug) (1)
    Metro Report International

    Odesa tram deliveries begin


    UKRAINE: Odesa municipal transport operator Odesmiskelektrotrans has begun dynamic testing of the first of 13 K1T306 trams being supplied by a consortium led by Tatra-Yug. The order was placed in December 2022, with the manufacturer saying it was the first tram contract ...

  • Lviv to Poland map

    USAID backs standard gauge rail link to Lviv


    UKRAINE: The United States Agency for International Development has signed a memorandum of understanding to support national railway Ukrzaliznytsia in the development of a 75 km of standard gauge line from the Mostyska II yard near the Polish border to Sknyliv in the city of Lviv. ...

  • Lithuania’s LTG Cargo and Ukraine’s Ukrzaliznytsia have operated a trial service transporting lorry semi-trailers by rail from Kaunas to Kyiv via Poland.

    Semi-trailers transported from Lithuania to Kyiv by rail


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s LTG Cargo and Ukraine’s Ukrzaliznytsia have operated a trial service transporting lorry semi-trailers by rail from Kaunas to Kyiv via Poland. The test train ran within two months of LTG Cargo and Ukrzaliznytsia meeting to develop mutually beneficial approaches to international transport. ...

  • UZ coach

    Ukrainian Railways orders replacement night train coaches


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has awarded domestic manufacturer KVSZ a 1·95bn hryvna contract to supply 44 night train coaches over the next two years. The order announced on October 17 includes 20 sleeping cars with four-berth compartments, 12 with two-berth compartments, nine 56-berth platskartny cars and ...

  • First test cargo train from Ukraine

    Trial Ukraine – EU freight train gets semi-trailers off the roads


    EUROPE: A trial freight train has carried semi-trailers from Ukraine to Budapest as ÖBB Rail Cargo Group develops plans to launch a regular TransFER intermodal freight connection between Kyiv, the Hungarian capital and Wien in partnership with Ukrainian national railway Ukrzaliznytsia.

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    CPK Supports Ukraine’s Post-War Recovery

    2023-09-27T11:21:00Z Sponsored by

    Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK), Poland’s major transport infrastructure project, can play a pivotal role in supporting Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction and its path towards integration with the European Union (EU).

  • Rail Partners with Ukraine event
    Rail Business UK

    British railway family comes together to back Ukraine’s railways


    EUROPE: Senior figures from across the UK rail sector came together at the Rail Partners with Ukraine event to hear how national railway Ukrzaliznytsia is keeping trains running under wartime conditions, and to raise money to fund food parcels for Ukrainian railway workers and their families. ...

  • KVSZ metro train impression
    Metro Report International

    KVSZ wins Kyiv metro train order


    UKRAINE: Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works announced on August 25 that it had won a €79·2m tender for the supply of 10 five-car metro trainsets to Kyiv. KVSZ said that the price was approved by Kyiv Metro’s tender committee and a loan agreed with EBRD. The ...

  • Map of the 1 435 mm gauge ‘backbone’ proposed to integrate the rail networks in Ukraine and Moldova with those in the European Union.

    Standard gauge railway ‘backbone’ proposed for Ukraine and Moldova


    EUROPE: The construction of a 1 435 mm gauge railway ‘backbone’ has been proposed as part of a strategy for closer integration of the rail networks in Ukraine and Moldova with those of the European Union.