The Ukrainian railway operator Ukrzaliznytsia and Austrian Rail Cargo signed an agreement on developing international passenger and logistics connections between our countries. As the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia reported, the companies will first run trains between Kyiv and Vienna. Probably, the route will work through Lviv in Ukraine and Budapest in Hungary.
The implementation of logistics connection involves work on the organisation of traction rolling stock, ensuring the transition of Ukrainian wagon wheels to the European broad railroad tracks, as well as coordination of customs and terminal issues. These points are a task for each party: Ukrzaliznytsia is responsible for Ukraine, and Rail Cargo for EU transit.
The first passenger semi-trailers through Hungary will start already this month. Implementation of a grain project with the participation of Hungary and Slovakia is also being discussed.
Today, passenger trains of Ukrzaliznytsia have connections with all countries bordering Ukraine: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova. Until 2014, the start of the Russian war against Ukraine, our trains also carried passengers to Russia and Belarus.