Cherkasy will be connected with Kyiv by high-speed trains by the end of the year
High-speed electric trains from Cherkasy to Kyiv will be launched in 2021 as a result of works on electrification of the railway to Art. T. Shevchenko in Smila.
“This year, thanks to the modernization and electrification of the railway from Cherkasy to Art. T. Shevchenko in Smila with a total length of 30 km, high-speed electric trains from Cherkasy to the capital will be launched with a travel time of 2 hours. 30 minutes, ”he said.
The Prime Minister stressed that the electrification of this area is a historic moment, as only two cities with the status of the regional center – Cherkasy and Zhytomyr – have so far been deprived of railway connections with the vast majority of regions of Ukraine.
Due to the electrification of the railway from Cherkasy to Art. T. Shevchenko residents of the region will receive a qualitatively new suburban connection with the regional center.
Shmygal also said that plans for the coming years provide for the continuation of electrification from Cherkasy to Hrebinka station with a total length of 90 km.
In addition, it is reported that daily trains will be launched from Cherkasy to the neighboring regional center – Kropyvnytskyi, and it will be possible to run a day high-speed train Kharkiv – Cherkasy – Lviv, which will also pass through Poltava, Bila Tserkva, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky and Ternopil.
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