Rail tops the transportation system in Ukraine

Railway transportation makes possible the relatively fast delivery of goods over long distances.

Significant advantages of rail transportation include regular running times and comparatively low cost.

Among the disadvantages are the limited number of carriers and the limited choice of destinations. In most cases, rail transportation has to be complemented by the use of road vehicles.

The railway network is a key element of Ukraine’s transport system. The majority of cargo is transported by rail, and rail accounts for about half of all passenger transportation.

Ukraine has the third longest rail network in Europe, measuring a total of nearly 22,000 kilometres, of which 45 percent is electrified.