Ukrzaliznytsia started the season of track maintenance works

From the 1st of April Ukrzaliznytsya began the season of track works. Major repairs will focus on problem areas with heavy traffic. Due to this, some of the current speed limits will be canceled, the maximum throughput for freight trains and the speed for passenger trains will be implemented, reports railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to the press service of Ukrzaliznytsia.

track maintenance works

It is assumed that this year the track works will be carried out, in particular, on the directions Darnytsya – Grebinka, Kyiv – Fastiv – Zhmerynka – Vapnyarka – Odesa, Znam’yanka – Odesa, Myronivka – Pyatikhatki – Chapline, Kozyatin – Shepetivka – Zdolbuniv, Kriviy Rig-Lovniy – Komish-Zorya – Volnovakha, – Chop, etc.

Track maintenance equipment

“Now we are preparing for large-scale track works and must make up for lost time. We are urgently starting work on electrification in the direction of Kovel – Izov – State Border. The electrification of this direction with a length of 94 km will allow the company to reach a new level in export freight transportation. In particular, we will be able to increase the weight of freight trains from 4.6 to 6 thousand tons, ” noted Ivan Yurik, acting Chairman of the Board of Ukrzaliznytsia JSC.

In addition, it is planned to start work on the electrification of the Dolinskaya – Nikolaev route this year.


Hydraulic track jack DK-20