The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman has checked the readiness of the high-speed railway communication to Boryspil, the major international airport in Ukraine. Construction work on the project triggered in the spring of this year, after final approval by the Government. Already in October PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia prepared a rolling stock - PESA railway vehicles. According to the plan, there will be operating 4 trains with one more in reserve.
The Head of Government drove along the route and checked the last preparations for launching the express train in industrial exploitation.
"This is a very important infrastructure project. We have implemented it in a few months’ time spending UAH 580 million. And do you remember the notorious "Air Express"? It would cost us UAH 11 billion (in current prices). Can you feel the difference?" said Volodymyr Groysman. "And now we have a good connection of the Boryspil Airport - the major air gate of the country - with the railway station."
The Prime Minister thanked the builders for the quality and speed of the work and invited the Kyivans and visitors of the city to actively use the railway branch. After all, it is a convenient and predictable kind of transport "without traffic jams and right on schedule."
"Air traffic in Ukraine is growing. The passenger traffic at the Boryspil airport is growing. Ukraine gradually becomes an international hub, where passengers from different countries arrive and stay or travel further", the Head of Government noted. "This is a new direction where we see an increase of over 24%. We have to support it".
In February of 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine supported the project of construction of a high-speed railway line to Boryspil Airport developed by PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia. The railway line connects the Kyiv-Passagyrsky station with terminal D of the Boryspil Airport. Estimated traveling time is 35 minutes.
According to the results of 9 months, the passenger traffic at Ukrainian airports amounted to 15.6 million people, which is by 23.9% more compared to the same period of 2017.