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The European Investment Bank (EIB), Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine and the State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) on May 19, 2014 signed an agreement on the provision of a EUR 55 million loan by the EIB to build the Beskydsky railway tunnel.
Prydniprovska Railways (Dnipropetrovsk) has appealed to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine asking them to improve their work at Melitopol station to prevent delays in the traffic of passenger trains.
The number of passengers traveling in trains on international routes to Crimea from May 1 to May 12, 2014 decreased by 2.5 times compared to the same period in 2013, to 16,300 people.
Ukrainian railways increased its transportation of grain cargos by 28% in January-April 2014 year-over-year, to 9.6 million tonnes or 152,700 grain wagons.
State Railways Administration of Ukraine Ukrzaliznytsia to meet the needs of the population in transportation by rail is mulling the issue of putting on summer and extra trains to the Azov area, Kherson, Mykolaiv and Odesa.