In the West of Ukraine on the approaches to key rail border crossings have accumulated several thousands of idle freight cars. Are either loaded wagons, and empty. The most critical situation at the Lviv railway, according to CTS, citing data from the shippers.

As of November 20, on the approaches to the station Izov idle 2208 gondolas, of which 1045 cars at the Lviv railway. despite the fact that during normal operation, such cars should be no more than 800.

On the approaches to the station Uzhgorod is 2324 gondola, of which 1405, Lviv railway, at the rate of not more than 1,000 gondola cars. On the approaches to the station of Chop marked by a simple, almost 1700 cars (in the Lviv railway – 734, during normal operation should be no more than 500 cars).

The idle time is noted on the site Lviv-khodoriv-Burshtyn. Because of this, temporarily suspended the shipment of coal products to the address of the Burshtyn TPP.

According to available information, one of the reasons for downtime were conducted Ukrzaliznytsia track work.

However, the Council notes that the schedule for these works was drawn incorrectly, as in the period of the heating season, this has led to disruptions in shipments of fuel.

In addition, among the causes of idle time of cars in Lviv railway is the lack of the necessary amount of working of the Park traction rolling stock.

In Ukrzaliznytsia, the situation is not yet commented.

Earlier it was reported that from October 31 Ukrzaliznytsya increased freight rates by 15%.

Thousands of cars idling at the Western border of Ukraine 21.11.2017

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