The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has resumed the provision of the service involving the transportation of automobiles in its autoracks, the CFTS portal reports.
"Everyone will now be able to use the service involving the transportation of cars in autoracks and reach their destination with their own cars through the safest means of transport, regardless of weather conditions," Ukrzaliznytsia said in a statement.
According to the statement, the company currently operates autoracks on the routes of the train No. 12/11 Odesa-Lviv (from Odesa on even-number days and from Lviv on odd-number days, excluding March 9).
On the train No. 41/42 Dnipro-Truskavets (to Lviv), the autoracks depart from Dnipro on even-number days and from Lviv on odd-number days; on the train No. 15/16 Kharkiv-Rakhiv (to Lviv), it will be operated twice a week from 12 March 2021.
In addition, autoracks will operate on the train No. 17/18 Kharkiv-Uzhhorod route (to Lviv), they will be operated twice a week from March 15; on the train No. 7/8 Kharkiv-Odesa, they will begin operating once a week in the near future.
The company’s autoracks have already performed about 15 trips as of March 9.
"An autorack can transport between 4 and 8 cars on a single trip, depending on the dimensions of the cars: the height of cars is limited to 1.7 meters. The total cargo capacity of an autorack is 12 tons," Ukrzaliznytsia said in the statement.
As the CFTS reported earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia’s autoracks transported more than 8,066,000 vehicles in 2019. The most popular routes on which autoracks transported automobiles in 2019 were Dnipro-Lviv (over 1,250 automobiles), Lviv-Dnipro (over 1,200 automobiles), and Kyiv-Dnipro (over 1,000 automobiles). The service was least frequently used on the Lviv-Odesa and Kharkiv-Odesa routes.