“Big Construction”: UZ launched trains from Kiev to the center of Vasilkov

In total, 18 commuter trains will operate daily between Kiev and Vasilkovo-2.UZ launched trains from Kiev to the center of Vasilkov / photo from UNIANUZ launched trains from Kiev to the center of Vasilkov / photo from UNIAN

Ukrzaliznytsia has launched suburban trains that will run from Kiev to the city center of Vasilkov.

This was reported by the press service of the state company .

This became possible due to the fact that the day before the reconstruction of the Vasilkov – Vasilkov-2 section took place within the framework of the Kyiv City Express project of the program of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “Big Construction”. 

In the course of the work, 258 supports were installed and 11 km of second tracks were electrified, 4 railway crossings were modernized, over 10 km of tracks were overhauled, almost 9 km of continuous-welded lash were laid and a right-of-way from trees and other vegetation was cleared. Also, a modern microprocessor system of arrows and signals was introduced at the site.

A new passenger platform was also built in the city of Vasilkov. It was equipped with a sound warning system for passengers, video surveillance cameras and information boards. The new passenger platform is located directly in the center of the city of Vasilkov, henceforth all suburban trains from Kiev will run here. Previously, they arrived at the Vasilkov-1 station, which is located in the village of Kalinovka, 10 kilometers from Vasilkov.

“The Kiev region needs such projects as the Kyiv City Express, the Kiev bypass road. They will help relieve Kiev from the largest traffic jams in Europe. They will help passengers finally start planning their own travel time. The capital region has suffered from unsystematic infrastructural development and long-term construction multiplication for too long. “The big construction site” is finally correcting these mistakes, “said Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov.

In total, 18 commuter trains will operate daily between Kiev and Vasilkovo-2. Morning electric trains No. 6042 and No. 6046 Vasilkov-2 – Kiev will reach the capital in 37 minutes.

“The last railway infrastructure project that was implemented for passengers is an express train to Boryspil. Prior to that, in decades, exactly 0 kilometers of new infrastructure for passengers had been built. Thanks to the Big Construction program, we were able to resume the development of passenger routes and renewal of trains. This is the first project , which we have already completed and which will improve the quality of passenger transportation “, – said the chairman of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia Alexander Kamyshin.

We will remind, earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced a large-scale modernization of the Ukrainian railway within the framework of the “Big Construction” program initiated by him.

(C)UNIAN 2021

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