The traction crunch comes at a time of growing demand for rail services.
Big Construction is moving unprecedented amounts of gravel around the country. Passenger traffic is to grow with the end of August return from vacations. Two years ago, President Zelenskiy vowed to get private locomotives on the tracks. Since then, the process has been largely sabotaged by UZ rules and obstruction. RailInsider writes: “The experiment with private traction is dragging on, and because of this the prospects of its access in the near future on the track of Ukrzaliznytsia remain rather vague.”