By the beginning of the holiday season “Ukrzaliznytsia” decided to surprise travelers. Since may 30, the cost of railway tickets has increased by 12%. In connection with the price increase and will rise if the price of the newly – found out by journalists of the newspaper “cromogen Skin”.
- The last indexation of tariffs took place in 2014. During this time, electricity, metal tariffs have changed, and wages have also changed. Therefore, it is necessary to index tariffs. “Uz” conducts the indexation twice at 12%. The next indexation will take place on October 1, 2018 at 12%,-the press service of “Ukrzaliznytsia”.
In General, passenger transportation is unprofitable for railway workers and even after the increase in the cost of tickets, the state structure will not come to zero. According to the press service of “Ukrzaliznytsia” the costs are covered by cargo transportation, without the help of the state.
– No subsidies from the state was not received or was received over the last 25 years – said the press service.
If “Ukrzaliznytsia” covers the costs, then why raise the price of tickets?! After all, this will significantly hit the purse of citizens, taking into account the summer season, not to mention those who live and work in different cities. Is the desire can compare with European rates, people are forced into a corner?
– We in no way compare Ukrainian tariffs with European ones. But we compare rates with other modes of transport. Our rates are much lower than bus transportation, air transportation, – explain the Press service of “Ukrzaliznytsya”.
But the increase in ticket prices can affect the number of passengers?
– There is a constant shortage of tickets, so it is unlikely to change the number of passengers, – noted in “Ukrzaliznytsia”.
The increase in prices will affect all trains and wagons, except for the first class cars ” intercity+”. Indexation does not apply to foreign travel on the iron sheet.
Yevgeny Kravtsov acting head of the Board of the company” Ukrzaliznytsia”
Earlier, Yevgeny Kravtsov acting head of the Board of the company” Ukrzaliznytsia”, said that ticket prices in Ukraine”perhaps the lowest in Europe and the former Soviet Union.” This phrase in a press-service didn’t comment. However, how can we compare prices for railway tickets in European countries and Ukraine, if the size of income is simply not commensurate?! Remains a mystery!
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