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The railway safety level should be strengthened

22/ 03/ 2021
  The European Business Association appealed to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to pay attention to the situation with railway safety. It concerns the obligation of both Ukrzaliznytsia and the private companies as the owners of freight cars to comply with terms of planned car repairs. Given the importance of railway safety, the EBA Logistics Committee experts consider it necessary after the reform of Ukrzaliznytsia to transfer the functions of the car repair control to the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety who can address this issue comprehensively. Besides, Ukrzaliznytsia needs to provide overhaul and reconstruction of up to 1000 km of railways per for the next five years. The scheduled repairs of one-third of the entire length of railway tracks, which is about 8.5 thousand km, are currently overdue, while there are speed limits on 1.1 thousand km of railways. Given the abovementioned, the EBA requests that the necessary measures should be taken by Ukrzaliznytsia concerning this situation to ensure a better level of safety for rail transportation.   Be the first to learn about the latest EBA news with our Telegram-channel – EBAUkraine.

The European Business Association appealed to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to pay attention to the situation with railway safety. It concerns the obligation of both Ukrzaliznytsia and the private companies as the owners of freight cars to comply with terms of planned car repairs.

Given the importance of railway safety, the EBA Logistics Committee experts consider it necessary after the reform of Ukrzaliznytsia to transfer the functions of the car repair control to the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety who can address this issue comprehensively.

Besides, Ukrzaliznytsia needs to provide overhaul and reconstruction of up to 1000 km of railways per for the next five years. The scheduled repairs of one-third of the entire length of railway tracks, which is about 8.5 thousand km, are currently overdue, while there are speed limits on 1.1 thousand km of railways.

Given the abovementioned, the EBA requests that the necessary measures should be taken by Ukrzaliznytsia concerning this situation to ensure a better level of safety for rail transportation.

 

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