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    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 CPK

    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. ...

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    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.

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    EBRD lends €200m for Ukrainian rail links to the EU


    UKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development is to provide national railway Ukrzaliznytsya with a €200m sovereign loan to support the upgrading of rail links with the European Union. The funding will allow UZ to continue to provide vital services, rehabilitate rail corridors to the ...

  • 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.

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • TransANT wagon

    Ukrainian wagon builder targets international expansion


    AUSTRIA: Ukrainian company TAS Group has acquired a 40·03% stake in lightweight modular wagon development joint venture TransANT as part of its strategy of expansion into the international market. This reduces steelmaker Voestalpine’s stake in the Linz-based joint venture from 80·2% to 48·1% and ÖBB Rail ...

  • 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 ...

  • Ukraine to Poland railway reopening (1)

    Two Ukraine – Poland cross-border links reopen


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia reopened two lines to the Polish border on February 17 after modernisation work.

  • 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. ...

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    Ukrzaliznytsia named Rail Champion at European Railway Award


    EUROPE: The heroism and resilience of Ukrainian Railways over the past year was marked at the 16th European Railway Award celebrations, with the presentation of the Rail Champion award.