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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.
Ukrainian railways in April 2014 decreased its daily loading by 1.6%, to 1.011 million tonnes or 15,700 wagons year-over-year.
Crimean trains could be delayed by 2-3 hours due to checks by frontier guard and local 'self-defense' forces
The travel time of trains going to Crimea and back could be increased by two or three hours on average due to checks by the State Border Service of Ukraine and so-called Crimean self-defense forces.
International transit trains, those running to and and from Crimea, will stop only at certain stations
State Railways Administration of Ukraine Ukrzaliznytsia from May 8, 2014 established temporary stops for international transit trains and international trains running to and from Crimea only at certain stations, including first class stations, while all other stops are canceled.