Railway transport is an important part of the transport and road system of Ukraine. The railway accounts for over 80% of the freight turnover and 40% of the passenger turnover of the country. Trains in Ukraine run on a network of routes with a length of about 22.3 thousand km. Only half of them are electrified. There are 103 carriage and locomotive depots, 1600 stations and train stations in the country..
Features of the Ukrainian railway
The state administration of the country's railway transport is the Ukrainian Railway. It is considered a monopoly in the field of rail transport and is subdivided into several lines. The following railways operate on the Ukrainian territory: Donetsk, Lvov, Odessa, Pridneprovskaya, Yugo-Zapadnaya and Yuzhnaya. Train tickets in Ukraine can be bought at a regular ticket office or on a special website on the Internet. Online ticket purchase is a convenient service provided by many virtual platforms. For example, the site onlinetickets.com.ua offers booking railway tickets in any direction.
On the railways of the country, trains of increased comfort run. The speed of such trains is inferior to high-speed travel in Western Europe, but the price of tickets is affordable for the Ukrainian population. The country's daytime rail transport competes with road transport, not airplanes. At the same time, the Ukrainian railway is well developed, although its rolling stock is a little outdated..
The railway network covers the entire territory of the country. Tickets can be purchased at any time at the train station or at agencies. For those who do not tolerate queues, there are checkouts for improved service. There you can buy tickets for popular routes without waiting, but at a high cost..
How to buy a ticket
The train schedule in Ukraine can be viewed on businessvisit.com.ua or on another similar site. Railway tickets in the country are nominal. When boarding, the passenger must present a passport or other identity document. The travel document contains the name and surname of the person who purchased it. You do not need to show your passport to redeem an e-ticket. However, it is necessary if you are buying a discount ticket or boarding a train. Passenger ID is not required for commuter travel. If an electronic ticket is used, then you can write out its code and go to the ticket office at the railway station to get a regular ticket. You can also print an e-ticket yourself.