More than 8,000 freight cars were rated ‘abandoned’ earlier this week

– hitched to trains marooned for lack of locomotives or crews, Valery Tkachev, deputy director of UZ’s commercial department, writes on Facebook. Of the total, 28 trains were rated ‘abandoned’ – delayed from 30 to 209 hours. Another 160 trains were rated ‘temporarily abandoned’ – delayed from 12 to 72 hours. As a result, UZ on Tuesday had 1,649 unfulfilled requests for wagons – from farmers and mining companies. Without citing reasons for his optimism, Tkachev summed up: “We hope