EURO 2012 OPENS NEW HORIZONS
Within the framework of preparation for Euro 2012, in 2011, 7.3 billion UAH is planned to be allocated.
One of the main objectives in preparation of the railway transport for Euro 2012 is to separate passenger and freight traffics on different destination lines.
Comprehensive modernization of the railway section in direction 'Poltava-Burty-Koristovka'.
Create a high-speed passenger corridor Iviv-Kyiv-Poltava-Kharkiv-Donetsk' and launch the modern inter-Oblastal day-trains, which greatly reduce travel time between major championship cities.
Create multi-functional train station complexes in Kyiv and Donetsk, allowing to provide passengers with additional related services besides the transportation ones, making them possible through construction of hotels, parking zones, entertainment centers, etc.
Within the preparation for Euro 2012, there were contracts signed for the purchase of:
- 10 interOblastal trains manufactured by "Hyundai Rotem" (South Korea) with the delivery of 6 units by June 2012 and 4 units by the end of 2012;
- 2 two-storey inter-Oblastal trains of JSC "Skoda Wagonka" (Czech Republic), to be delivered by June 2012;
- 2 inter-Oblastal train locomotives produced by JSC "Kryukovskyi Car Building Plant" (Ukraine) to be delivered by the end of 2011.