The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine returned to JSC “uz” (UZ, Kiev) in the management of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine, said the head of the Agency Vladislav Crickley.

“The government’s decision “Ukrzaliznytsya” returned to the sphere of management of the Ministry of infrastructure. The reform of “Ukrzaliznytsia”, which was supposed to start three years ago will finally take place,” he wrote on his page on Facebook on Friday morning.

The intention to regain control of “Ukrzaliznytsya” to the Ministry of infrastructure Crickley said in mid-September. Prior to this, on 18 January 2017, the Cabinet of Ministers brought “Ukrzaliznytsya” under the control of this Department and transferred to the control of the government.

Among other things, the Minister said about the further plans – to share the TIES to the operator of the infrastructure, a cargo carrier and passenger carrier, as well as to hold an IPO (the first public sale of company shares).

“This will create a competitive rail market and provided equal access to railway infrastructure. For this, we need a new law on railway transport – count on the support of Parliament in this matter. Preparing reform of tariffs for rail transportation,” said Crickley.

He also added that the Ministry intends to modernize rail infrastructure, upgrade the fleet of passenger cars and locomotives, improve the quality of providing passenger services, and plans to transfer in concession of stations and implement the quality management system of passenger transportation in accordance with the standards of the European Union.



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