Train, freight trailer collide at railroad crossing, post operator hospitalized

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident occurred in Poltava region, central Ukraine
08:05, 30 July 2021

Ukrainian Railways
Open source

A passenger train and a freight trailer collided at a railroad crossing, not far from Reshetylivka, Poltava region. Ukrzaliznytsia, the state railroad operator reported that on Facebook.

According to the message, the incident occurred at 2.51 a.m.; a team of railroad employees reached the site to minimize any hindrance to the traffic in that section.

No victims occurred, but a railroad crossing post operator was taken to a hospital.

Ukrzaliznytsia warned the passengers that the trains from Kyiv to Kharkiv and Kharkiv to Kyiv will be from 10 to 30 minutes late. 

Related: Railroad and automobile traffic closed in Ichnia, Chernihiv region

Earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia completed the reconstruction of the Vilcha-Yanov track, connecting the Chornobyl exclusion zone with the main railway network. This will allow Energoatom to transport spent nuclear fuel to a centralized storage facility. This was reported by the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia.

“In June, we won a tender and signed an agreement with Energoatom for the reconstruction of this section. We understood the importance of the project for the country, so all the work was completed in record time - in one month. Thanks to the efforts of the railway workers, the first centralized storage of spent nuclear fuel will start operating in the near future," the message says.

Related: There will be no cessation of railroad links with Russia, - Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister

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