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Due to poor track conditions, Ukrzaliznytsia’s ‘high speed’ elite trains run at 100 km an hour, 65% of their rated capacity,

 Alexander Kamyshin, the new acting CEO of the state railroad, tells Interfax-Ukraine. Despite these limitations, Kamyshin plans to expand the service to more regional capitals, starting with Cherkasy next year. He says: Oour task today is to get Intercity service to those regional centers that are not yet covered by high-speed railway communication.” For comparison, UZ’s freight trains average 35 km/hour.

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