The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (JSC Ukrzaliznytsia) transported 942,100 passengers from Ukraine to the European Union and back in 2019, which is 14.9% more than the number of passengers it transported on this route in 2018.
This is stated in data published by JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, the CFTS portal reports.
As expected, the most popular route was Kyiv-Przemysl. Over 482,000 passengers traveled on the Kyiv-Przemysl trains No. 715/716 and No. 705/706 to Poland and in the opposite direction.
According to the data, 61,000 passengers traveled on the Kyiv-Warsaw-Kyiv train No. 67/68, 59,000 on the Odesa-Przemysl-Odesa train No. 35/36, and 24,000 on the Kyiv-Riga train No. 31/32 (the Four Capitals train).
As reported earlier, the Mukacheve-Kosice train also began operation in June last year. Slovak rolling stock is used on this route. Ukrzaliznytsia’s rolling stock is not involved in transportation of passengers on the Mukacheve-Budapest route (the rolling stock is provided by the Hungarian company MÁV-START).
Ukrzaliznytsia transported almost 1.6 million passengers to and from the European Union in the two years between the date of introduction of visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union and June 2019. The volume of passenger transportation directly from Ukraine to the European Union reached 980,000 and the volume from the European Union to Ukraine 615,000 during this period.
According to Ukrzaliznytsia’s 2019/2020 train timetable, 20 pairs of trains will operate between Ukraine and the European Union.