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  • Prime Minister: Gov't endorsed the construction of a high-speed railway line between Kyiv and Boryspil airport
    posted 16 February 2018 12:35

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported the plan drafted by Ukrzaliznytsya, which envisages the construction of a high-speed rail line for an easier access to Boryspil airport from Kyiv. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on the results of the special meeting

    The Head of Government stressed the statistics confirm the growth of demand for air transport services. Boryspil airport is handling over 7-8 million passengers per year. However, at present, passengers do not have a convenient way to get to the airport or from the airport to Kyiv. That is why the technical solution to this problem was shaped in a short time and should be implemented by the end of the year.

    "We have qualitative indicators of passenger flow. 7-8 million Ukrainians and foreign guests arrive to Boryspil, but it is not easy to get to Kyiv. We placed an emphasis on the necessity to develop a worthwhile project in order to ensure transport connection. Now we have a real technical solution. We begin to implement it. All procedural moments must be resolved by June 1. And by the end of the year, passengers should be able to have access to a high-quality railway transport," the Head of Government stressed.

    The Prime Minister underlined that Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion will be responsible for the coordination of all project activities.

    According to the construction project, the line will be built from Vydubychi metro  station  to terminal D of the Boryspil airport.  It will be possible to get to the airport or to the city in 35 minutes.

    The rolling stock to be used on the line - 11 PESA train 620m to 91 seats and 2 PESA 630m to 192 seats. All trains within 6 months will be available for use and will be able to conduct transportation of 2.67 million  passengers per year.

    According to calculations of Ukrzaliznytsia, the total investment in the project will  make up $ 600-800 million. In US dollar equivalent, this project  is more than 10 times cheaper than the infamous Air Express project, which was considered in 2012-2013.

    Implementation of the project will significantly alleviate the overburdened road infrastructure