From economy to comfort: “Ukrzaliznytsya” plans to split the train into three categories

In the ULTRASONIC explain that this segmentation of the trains will allow passengers to make informed choices depending on the wishes and receive a level of service that matches the category of the train”Ukrzaliznytsya” plans to share passenger transportations of distant following three segments: the carrier will offer the passengers on the train in the categories comfort, standard and economy. About this UKRINFORM reported, the acting Chairman of the Board of “Ukrainian Railways” Evgeny Kravtsov.

According to Kravtsov, the comfort of the train segment will be formed exclusively using the latest rolling stock, but they will act accordingly economically justified tariff. The passengers will also train the standard – the average of price policy and the economy social costs that the carrier must be reimbursed from the state budget.

In “Ukrzaliznytsia” explain that this segmentation of the trains will allow passengers to make informed choices depending on the wishes and receive a level of service that matches the category of the train.

At the same time “Ukrzaliznytsia” said that the majority of the costs of the rail carrier in the passenger sector now associated with the maintenance of rolling stock and infrastructure. According to the company, the cost of expenses for transportation of passengers in long-distance communication for the first half of 2017 is 49.7 per kopecks. per passenger-mile, and commuter -106,1 COP.

Current tariffs for passenger transportations in the distant message while below cost in average 3 times, and in commuter 7-8 times. Because of this difference between the cost and the ticket prices to the costs of passenger carriage for 6 months of 2017 increased compared to the corresponding period last year by 15% and made 8,4 billion UAH. For six months, passenger traffic caused by “Ukrzaliznytsya” nearly 5 billion UAH of losses, explained in UZ.

“For cost recovery in the suburban message, we already initiate the introduction of targeted assistance to beneficiaries – the monetization of benefits and the conclusion of contracts on public services from local authorities, who are consumers of services in a decentralized environment have more powers and funds to local budgets than in the past. In fact, we are talking about public transport order,” – said “Ukrzaliznytsia”.

At the same time, in the railway society said that now there is no mechanism of reimbursement of JSC “Railways” on providing transport of passengers. Even for transportation of preferential categories of the population defined by the state, local governments compensate only less than 10%. To cover losses from passenger transportation receives income from freight transportation. Cross-subsidizing does not allow to ensure the sustainable development of the industry and to carry out full renewal of rolling stock and infrastructure.

We will remind, in 2011, introduced a new classification of trains in Ukraine. According to her, the trains are divided into the following categories: daily – “intercity”, “intercity+”, regional Express train, regional train, local train and high speed train; night – night Express, night fast night passenger. All types of night trains can be a second-class wagons with seats, a compartment and SV.