JSC “Ukrainian railways” is a national carrier of cargo and passengers. Ukraine has one of the largest railway networks in Europe. The JSC “Ukrainian railways” directly borders and cooperates with the railways of Poland, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. Also, before the full-scale invasion of the russian federation on February 24, 2022, the Company served 13 Ukrainian seaports of the Black Sea and Azov basins. In addition, JSC “Ukrainian railways” is the country’s largest employer. Currently, the Company employs about 230,000 people, and despite military aggression and the destruction of infrastructure, JSC “Ukrainian railways” continues to operate and develop smoothly.
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24,3 ths km
total length of tracks
operating fleet of electric locomotives
operating fleet of diesel locomotives
43 ths
working fleet of freight rail cars
fleet of fitting platforms (40, 60 and 80 feet)
fleet of passenger rail cars
4 млн
people evacuated
enterprises relocated
UZ Cargo — is a freight transportation business line of JSC “Ukrainian railways” dealing with a number of operators who work according to the highest global standards.
Indicator of performance in 2022
94,6 bn t-km
cargo turnover in 2022
150,6 mln tons
cargo transported
59,4 mln tons
cargo exported
28,9 mln tons
grain transported
22,5 mln tons
grain transported for export
257,2 тис. TEU
transported in containers
CTS “Lisky” is an intermodal operator of JSC “Ukrainian railways”, a leader in the organization of rail and intermodal transportation of transit and export-import cargo in containers.
Terminals of CTS “Lisky”
In Kyiv (Kyiv-Lisky station), Dnipro (Dnipro-Lisky station), Kharkiv (Kharkiv-Lisky station), Odesa (Odesa-Lisky station), Lviv (Sknyliv-Lisky station) and Chop (Chop-Lisky station). In 2023-24, it is planned to equip new container terminals at the Kovel, Vinnytsia and Poltava stations.
The terminal operator provides cargo handling services in 19 regional divisions in the regional centers of Ukraine. The terminals are equipped with modern multifunctional equipment.
Offices of the “Terminal operator” Branch
Kyiv, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Lutsk, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mostyska, Vadul-Siret, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Zaporizhzhia, Kryvyi Rih, Nikopol, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Cherkasy, Kropyvnytskyi, Sumy, Kramatorsk.
Cargo Poland is a full-fledged operator on the European market, whose activity will connect transportation in Ukraine and European countries by operating rolling stock for 1435mm and 1520mm tracks, thus ensuring the logistics process in full.
Active cargo border crossings
  • with the Republic of Poland: Yahodyn – Dorohusk; Izov – Hrubieszow; Rawa Ruska – Werchrata; Mostyska-2 – Medyka
  • with Romania: Vadul-Siret – Dornesti; Diakove – Halmeu
  • with the Slovak Republic: Chop – Cierna nad Tisou; Uzhgorod – Matevci
  • with Hungary: Chop – Zahony; Batiove – Eperjeske
  • with the Republic of Moldova: Sokyriany – Ocnita, Mamalyha – Kryva, Larha – Kelmentsi, Mohyliv-Podilskyi – Valcinet, Reni – Giurgiulesti, Frikatsei – Etulia, Serpneve 1 – Basarabeasca
Piggy-back transportation
On March 31, 2023, an experimental test run for a piggy-back rail car on a specialized platform owned by CTS “Lisky” Branch of JSC “Ukrainian railways” along the Kyiv-Lisky – Chop route was carried out.
  • the most environmentally friendly transportation of goods with the participation of motor vehicles
  • speed
  • safety
  • fuel economy
  • saving of drivers’ working time
  • relief of the border crossings
A test run has been successfully conducted and a fleet of 110 piggy-back platforms is ready for operation.