Train tickets will quarterly rise in price – Vinsky

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The ministry of transport and communication plans to raise quarterly in 2009 for 5% tariffs for journey in trains of the internal and distant message.

It at a briefing on Monday was declared by the Minister of Transport and communications Iosif Vinsky, reports UNIAN.

"Rather long-distance, distant trains, today there a situation also unprofitable (as well as in the suburban message), and our position will be same what was this year: Quarter growth we offer 5%", - the minister told.

According to Vinsky, losses of the railroads in this message in 2009 will make about 2,5 billion UAH

Increase of tariffs is planned by all types of cars, except the general. "We while won't lift the general car", - the minister told.

It is known that since January 1, 2008 tariffs for transportation of passengers, baggage and cargo baggage by rail in the internal message increased by 8,7%.

Since June 1 tariffs for rail transportation were raised for 5%. It concerns both reserved seat, and compartment cars, and also luxury cars.

On July 22 the order of the Ministry of transport increased the cost of tickets for journey in trains for 5% since August 2 and for 5% - since October 1, 2008.

In 2007 tariffs increased by 15% - on 5% since March 1, on May 1 and on July 1.

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