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Only municipal transport works in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

Last suburban train arrived in Kyiv on March 18; there will be no more until April 3. All intercity passenger traffic is halted
13:37, 18 March 2020

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There will be no intercity or interregional passenger traffic in Ukraine - until April 3, when the anti-coronavirus quarantine is supposed to be over. Last suburban train arrived in the Ukrainian capital on March 18. Correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that on Wednesday.

This is due to the decree of the Cabinet, which rules that all intercity passenger traffic will be suspended.

However, the staff of Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukraine's state-run railway company will keep on working. The passenger have 30 days to try and redeem their tickets. 

Related: Covid-19: Public transport traffic could be suspended in Zhytomyr region

Thus, currently, the only kind of transport that works in Ukraine is municipal transport.

Previously, President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the Cabinet to ban all flights, ral- and roadway traffic in Ukraine, and to suspend the work of underground in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Dnipro. 

Related: Kyiv suffers from traffic jams as underground remains closed

Huge traffic jams were observed in Kyiv on Wednesday morning. Google Maps data clearly shows that the traffic is severely slowed down across bridges. 

Most of the jams are observed on bridges over Dnipro river (towards the right bank) and a few other locations, including Naberehzne highway, Havansky bridge, Bandery Avenue and Peremohy Avenue. 

Kyiv underground was shut down for quarantine on late March 17. At the same time, city hall claimed that no passengers will be allowed on board of public transport on Kyiv, unless they wear respiratory protection masks.

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