Ukrainian Railways ready to carry passenger traffic, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy has inspected Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi station
14:52, 21 May 2020

Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia)
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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) is ready to resume passenger traffic. This was announced by Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy, the press service of the Ministry reports.

"Ukraine will start the first long-distance passenger rail transport as early as June 1. The lockdown gave time to prepare for the reception of passengers," he said. 

It is reported that Minister Vladyslav Krykliy has conducted an inspection of the Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi station: security measures have been strengthened and a new video surveillance system has been installed - 22 cameras that have a face recognition function.

Related: End of lockdown: When Ukraine and other countries plan to restore air traffic?

"This will help with the prevention of theft and will allow law enforcement agencies to track offenders traveling by train," the ministry noted.

As we reported earlier, ground urban, suburban and intraregional public transport will resume its movement on May 22, when the second phase of quarantine exit begins.

Starting from May 25, Ukraine plans to resume the work of the metro. 

Masking, temperature screening of employees and constant disinfection of vehicles remains a mandatory requirement.

Related: Ukrainian govt extends lockdown until June 22

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