Ticket prices will continue to grow rapidly.
The first stage of increase of the prices for tickets in trains took place on 30 may this year, then the tickets also went up by 12%. The price increase has not affected international flights (and there are many areas they have already higher than that of the airlines low-cost airlines), as well as at the I-th class train “intercity +”.
The prices of passenger railway transport was reduced at the start of the tariff coefficient of 1.02 indexation of tariffs for transportation of passengers in domestic traffic by calendar periods. From 1 October, this rate dropped again to 0.93.
“Ukrzaliznytsya” plans to raise prices of passenger railway transport on 1 April 2018. However, the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan noted that price increases on train tickets, “Ukrzaliznytsya” should increase the level of comfort in trains. The tariff increase was postponed, however, after two months, the price has raised.
Note that at the moment almost all the areas of passenger traffic within Ukraine are unprofitable. Are the only profitable passenger train in the Russian direction, and this even after their ridership decreased. According to official data, which was published by “Ukrzaliznytsya”, the total losses from passenger transportation by long-distance trains in 2017 amounted to 3.6 bln.
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