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The railways of Ukraine handled 24.6 million tonnes of freight from January 1-28, which was 3.1% up year-over-year. Coal loads on trains rose by 12.7%, to 7.2 million tonnes, those of grain were up by 25.5%, to 2.3 million tonnes, metal by 7%, to 2.4 million tonnes, cement by 18.6%, to 170,600 tonnes, and timber by 21.6%, to 323,000 tonnes.
The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) from January 1 to January 26, 2014 loaded 22.9 million tonnes of cargo or 357,208 wagons, which is 2.8% up year-over-year.
The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) has organized the 24 hours removal of snow from tracks and railway infrastructure facilities due to the bad weather and to fight the formation of ice on the overhead electrical system. Over the past 24 hours 13 snow removing cars have been operating. The cars performed 27 trips and removed 9,450 cubic meters of snow.
The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) has changed the schedule of train pair No. 18/17 Kyiv-Adler to satisfy the needs of passengers in transportation for the period of holding the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Cargo transportation in wagons operated by a structural unit of Ukrzaliznytsia, the Ukrainian Transport and Logistics Center, in 2013 amounted to 141 million tonnes, which is almost the same as in 2012.