colonel cassad

On the situation on the Ukrainian railway after strikes on the energy infrastructure
Colonel Cassad, Nov 26 2022 12:38

On Nov 23, as a result of missile strikes by the AFRF on energy infrastructure, several sections of the railway were de-energized, namely in the Kiev, Dnipropetrovsk, Nikolaev, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Sumy and Kharkiv regions. During the day of Nov 23, there was a delay in 12 long-distance trains, and in the evening the number increased to 22. Delays in the movement of long-distance trains reached an average of 1 to 4 hours. By the evening of Nov 24, pauses in traffic have already been recorded on 28 routes. The largest: trains in the direction of Odessa, Kharkov and Lviv, the average delays reached 12 hours. Over Nov 25, Intercity electric trains resumed movement. It was reported that ten long-distance trains were lagging behind schedule in the direction of Odessa, Kharkiv, Zaporozhye, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Uzhgorod. The largest delay was 13 hours for the line-up number 120 Lviv to Zaporozhye. Railway communication is gradually being restored. On Nov 28, Ukrzaliznytsia has already announced the launch of several suburban trains in Kharkiv region. Most of the delays in train traffic are due to a shortage of diesel locomotives. They are intensively used for the transportation of military cargo, fuel and lubricants and supply to the army. Compared to previous strikes, the duration and scale of interruptions in the work of the Ukrainian railway have increased. And in case of repeated strikes, the problems will increase. It should also be noted that the use of diesel locomotives for military transportation is not a panacea. They need to be serviced and refueled. And for this and for the operation of the railway infrastructure as a whole, electricity is needed.

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