The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) intends to begin resuming international passenger transport services in June, and preliminary agreements on resumption of rail services have already been reached with Austria and Hungary.
Ukrzaliznytsia announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
In addition, according to the statement, the railway company is holding talks with the PKP Intercity company (Poland) and the Polish Railway on resumption of high-speed train services between the two countries.
"A stabilization of the situation involving the spread of the coronavirus infection is currently being observed in Ukraine and neighboring countries. This allows negotiations with the railway administrations in neighboring countries on reopening of international routes. We inspected the readiness of the infrastructure in the west of the country last week... We have started several projects and works here. Therefore, I can say with confidence that Ukrzaliznytsia is ready to resume transportation," Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Ivan Yurik said.
According to him, the company has already secured an agreement on the operation of Kyiv-Vienna direct railcars from June. It also plans to resume the operation of trains on the Chop-Zahony route.