According to Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladislav Krikliy, the Ukrainian government plans to launch a pilot project for private companies on the railway to the end of 2019.
Ik We have an ambitious goal: to make a pilot project on special flights by the end of the year, Kr said Krikliy.
The project will be a pilot and will only work for freight transport for now. The large-scale introduction of granting traction to private companies on railways has not yet been discussed.
Irse This will not be true if all the most profitable areas are given to large companies. However, special traction is good because in recent years the Ukrainian Railways itself has not been able to provide sufficient traction. ”
According to Krikliy, the lines on which special locomotives will operate have not been determined yet. Several options are considered.
The only company currently entitled to rail transport in Ukraine is Ukrainian State Railways Ukrzaliznytsia. It was said that when private companies start rail transport in Ukraine, they will set their own prices, but the state should coordinate the lines on which they will work.