Ukrzaliznytsia wants to stop train traffic in conflict zone

16:32, 25 November 2014

The administration of Ukrainian state railway company Ukrzaliznytsia has said that it may have to suspend freight and passenger train traffic on territories controlled by militants in the conflict zone due to fears over safety.


The head of the legal department of Ukrzaliznytsia Oleh Titov announced the possible suspension at a press conference on Tuesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 21 long-distance trains passenger services to Luhansk were renewed after having been suspended from the end of July.

As reported earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia changed the terminal station of three passenger trains in the Donetsk region to Kostiantynivka instead of Yasinuvata due to the increase in fighting in the east of Ukraine. The move affected trains No. 10/9 Kostiantynivka to Moscow, No. 125/126 Kostiantynivka to Kyiv, and No. 92/91 Kostiantynivka to Odesa.

Ukrzaliznytsia has said that if there is any further destabilization of the situation in eastern Ukraine, the railway industry could lose up to $3 billion by the end of 2014.

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