The rejection of second-class carriages will stop W/e transport in Ukraine – expert

Отказ от плацкартных вагонов остановит ж/д перевозки в Украине – эксперт

The rejection of second-class carriages will stop the rail transport in Ukraine.

This commentary, ГолосUA said the expert on transport Vyacheslav Konovalov.

“The refusal of second-class carriages will stop the train carriage. If the “Ukrzaliznytsia” will refuse reserved seat, with the pace of rise in price of tickets, the majority of Ukrainians will not be able to afford to buy the ticket in a compartment. People will change on the road. “Ukrzaliznytsia” will just scare away the passengers,” – said Konovalov.

He said that “Ukrzaliznytsya” in 5-10 years will not be able to completely abandon the second-class carriages.

“I have serious doubt the possibility to refuse the reserved seat. In particular, where the Ministry of infrastructure will take the money. The pace of procurement of passenger cars that we observed, demonstrate that we have not updated the rolling stock composition. We are told that annually purchase 200 -300 cars, actually buy 30 – 40 and with the scandals and big scratch”, – summarized V. Konovalov.

Recall that the second-class carriages in trains can disappear in Ukraine in the next 5-10 years. This was stated by the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian aired on the TV channel Direct.

“I would very much like to second-class car as the phenomenon generally disappeared in Ukraine. Given how quickly reformed the Railways, it is also, perhaps, take 5-10 years”, – said the Minister.

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