Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) does not plan to increase fares for passenger trains after the quarantine is lifted and communications between the cities are restored. Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy stated this in an interview with Radio Liberty.
“The tariffs have not changed yet... So far, the increase in tariffs for passenger transportation has not been planned. It is clear that this issue will need to be approached in the future. But when? I will not tell you yet. Especially since now, we don’t have passenger transportation," Krykliy stated.
He added that "we lack the law on an independent regulator in the field of transport so that tariffs are set by him." “This would greatly simplify our lives so that it does not have any political aftertaste and subtext,” Minister of Infrastructure added.
On March 25, the Cabinet of Ministers extended quarantine and introduced an emergency regime in all regions until April 24. Quarantine due to the threat of an epidemic of coronavirus infection began in Ukraine on March 12. It, in particular, provides for the termination of railway passenger traffic.
As we reported before, BlaBlaCar has decided to close all domestic and international bus routes, including routes on the Busfor platform, from March 18, 2020, amid the Covid-2019 outbreak in Ukraine.