Ukraine needed UAH 900 million investments for the construction of a European-gauge railway. Sources of financing are still being discussed, but the project can be implemented in less than a year, the Correspondent reports.
The head of Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ), Yevhen Kravtsov, noted that the construction of Euro-gauges to Lviv can be funded partly by UZ, partly by EU grants and loans, as well as state and local budgets.
“If combining these financing sources, then it will be absolutely realistic to implement the project,” Kravtsov said.
The company plan to combine both the passenger hub and the possibility of servicing freight trains – primarily container ones.
Ukraine and Poland will launch a common railway route. Together with its Polish colleagues, Ukrzaliznytsia agreed to organize the so-called Lviv – Berlin interchange route.
It was also reported that Ukrzaliznytsia wants to introduce a floating ticket price. The new pricing system will influence the cost of tickets taking into accaunt date of purchase – similar system is used when selling airline tickets.