Starting from 12:00 on March 18, Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) temporarily suspends the carriage of passengers by rail in all types of domestic traffic (suburban, urban, regional and distant). This was stated by Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy on his Telegram channel.
On March 17, trains will operate the last services according to the departure schedule.
The company will reimburse passengers for the full cost of travel documents for all services that were canceled due to quarantine - without additional fees.
Freight rail transportation remains to be active.
As we reported earlier, starting at midnight on March 17, Ukraine blocked all types of traffic across the state border as part of measures to combat the Covid-2019 epidemic.
"From 00:00 March 17, 2020, all international scheduled services - air, rail and bus are canceled in Ukraine. The National Security and Defense Council recommends Ukrainian citizens refrain from traveling abroad and those who are outside the country now – return home," the statement says.
The restrictions will remain in force until April 3, unless otherwise is decided in the fight against the coronavirus by the authorities.