Loss from damage of railway infrastructure in East Ukrainian assessed at UAH 900 MLN

Railway infrastructure in Ukraine has been damaged due to armed hostilities in the eastern part of the country and tentatively the loss amounts to some UAH 900 million.

The largest sum is required to restore tracks – UAH 33.6 million and repair overhead contact system and power supply equipment – UAH 334.1 million.

Stations, bridges, pedestrian crossings, bridges, passenger and cargo wagons, diesel locomotives, buildings and equipment were also damaged.

Some facilities of railway infrastructure are still not observed as due to armed hostilities, as access to them is restricted.

On the territories liberated from illegal armed groups railway workers using own forces restore tracks using temporary schemes, which allow starting movement of trains with restrictions in speed.

As of early September, around 190 facilities of Donetsk, Pivdenna and Prydniprovska railways remained destroyed, and other facilities have been restored. Eight out of 17 engineering facilities (bridges, pedestrian crossings, overbridges, etc) have been restored.

Ukrzaliznytsia has spent over UAH 36 million of own funds to restore railway infrastructure.

Due to armed hostilities in the eastern part of Ukraine the base for repair and exploitation of railway equipment was damaged.