The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) expects to receive nine new passenger cars before the end of this year.

Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun announced this at his end-of-year final press conference, which took place at the Ministry of Infrastructure on December 27.

These will be the first nine railcars received by the company in the past five years. "We ordered 21 railcars in total, of which nine will be delivered before the end of the year," said Balczun.

In the area of passenger transportation, he said that the company intended not only to buy railcars, but also to improve services on trains and increase the number of train trips. In this context, the Polish executive once again noted he successful launch of a train to Poland on the Kyiv-Lviv-Przemysl route.

As the CFTS earlier reported, the Kryukov Railcar Building Works was expected to deliver three new passenger railcars to the Odesa Railway on December 23 and three more railcars were expected from the Kryukov Railcar Building Works this week.