State Regulatory Service has blocked MIU amendments to the regulation on the admission of private traction

The State Regulatory Service has blocked the draft order of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MIU) on the admission of private locomotives to work on the railways of Ukraine.

State Regulatory Service has blocked MIU amendments to the regulation on the admission of private traction

This is evidenced by the decision published on the SRS website. According to the decision, the draft order does not comply with the basic principles of state regulatory policy. Namely, the document does not comply with the principle of transparency and consideration of public opinion, established by Article 4 of the Law “On Regulatory Policy”, reports Railway Supply magazine with reference to the GMK Center

The Ministry of Infrastructure did not take into account the proposals of the European Business Association, Promvagontrans LLC and Ukrainian Locomotive Building Company LLC.

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As noted by mentioned participants, in the “Temporary Regulation on the Procedure for Admitting Private Locomotives to Work on Certain Routes on Public Railways” it is necessary to specify the concept of “high-speed traffic”. The further implementation of the experiment on the admission of private traction to the highway will depend on this. The request was taken into account in the draft order of the MIU. However, the SRS did not agree on the document.

In January 2021, the European Business Association applied to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine with a request to extend for two years the project on the admission of private locomotives to the railway of Ukraine – until December 4, 2023. At that time, as part of the experiment, an agreement was signed with only one company.

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At the beginning of February 2021, the Ministry of Infrastructure allowed the locomotives of another participant – Promvagontrans LLC.

LLC “Ukrainian Locomotive Company” in February asked the MIU to change the conditions for admission to private traction. In particular, to make changes to the tariff policy and admission procedure.

In March, MIU announced its desire to continue a pilot project to allow private locomotives to operate on Ukrainian railways.

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