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HIGH-SPEED RAILWAY COMPANY SEES PASSENGER TRAFFIC RISE BY 5%

Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company, a branch of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia, in July increased its passenger traffic by 5.3%, to 540,000 passengers, the occupancy of trains rose by 4 percentage points, to 100%, the company said.
“High-speed trains are traditionally in a high demand among passengers, their average occupancy was usually more than 90%, which is a high figure for such rolling stock. Today we state a 100% occupancy of high-speed trains,” Acting Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia Yevhen Kravtsov said.
According to him, the demand for high-speed trains will be taken into account when approving the strategy for the development of passenger transportation in future.
According to Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company, 847 trips were carried out in July, the occupancy rate of trains was 100%.
In the seven months of 2018, almost 3.3 million passengers were transported by Intercity+ and Intercity high-speed trains.
The rolling stock of Ukrainian High-Speed Railway Company consists of ten HRCS-2 electric trains manufactured by Hyundai Rotem, two EKS-1 Tarpan electric trains and two trains on locomotive traction produced by Kriukov Car Building Works, as well as two double-deck Czech trains produced by Skoda.

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