Ukrzaliznytsia will raise ticket prices in April

Укрзализныця поднимет цены на билеты в апреле

Tickets for trains must increase by 20-24%

The company argued that in recent times increased tariffs for passenger transportation in 2014, and since then the consumer price index has grown by at least 60-70%.

In Ukraine the first stage of the rising prices of tickets in passenger trains will be 1 April 2018 and will account for 10%. This was stated by the Director for economy and finances of the company Andrey Ryazantsev, according to the Center for transport strategies on Tuesday, February 13.

“The first phase of rising prices for tickets in trains by 10% we plan tentatively from 1 April. The funds will be spent on the development of passenger infrastructure. Now we purchase passenger cars, which are produced by national manufacturer. Quite rapidly the modernization of wagons, investing in the repair of rolling stock,” said Ryazantsev.

He also assured that the money received in the Ukrzaliznytsia tariffs increase will go to a special investment account to which funds will be provided improving the quality of passenger transportation.

Ryazantsev said that in recent times the Railways increased the tariffs for passenger transportation in 2014.

“Since the consumer price index has grown by at least 60-70%, four to six times increased the cost of utilities and other services. For the entire range of products required the railroad significantly increased prices,” he complained.

Ryazantsev assured that the cost of the tickets for the trains still remain competitive in comparison with bus transportation.

Earlier in Ukrzaliznica said that ticket prices in 2018 will be raised twice in late summer and the end of 2018. The total amount of price increase should be 20-24%.

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