The railways of Ukraine have a total length of over 23,000 km. The map of the railway of Ukraine, detailed and available on the Internet, gives a fairly complete picture of the railway system of the country, which occupies:
- 13th place in the world for the cumulative length of the route
- 6th place in the world in terms of railway passenger traffic
- 7th place in the world in terms of freight traffic by rail
Train stations, stations, platforms
The map of Ukrainian railways with stations includes the names of almost all 1,700 stations and stops. The stations indicated on the map are divided into five categories, depending on their total capacity. Also, on the map of the railway of Ukraine, freight, sorting, intermediate stations, platforms, sidings and even kilometer stands are indicated.
The state-owned company PJSC “Ukrainian Railways” has six divisions:
- South-West (center) Railway (Kiev)
- Lviv railway (Lviv)
- Pridneprovskaya railway (Dnipro city)
- Donetsk Railway (Liman)
- Southern Railway (Kharkov)
- Odessa (Odessa)
On the map of the railways of Ukraine, the territories served by each of the divisions are highlighted in their own color. Regional railways, in turn, are also divided into several departments, of which, as a rule, four or five.
Railway map of Ukraine: history and modernity
The railway map of Ukraine also gives an idea of the traffic intensity on the railways, which was once historically formed in the country. In the east of Ukraine – a traditional mining and industrial region – the railway network has the greatest density, in the more agrarian north – the least.
Ukrainian railways are connected with the railway networks of all neighboring states: Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania and Slovakia. The map shows the Beskydy tunnel in the Carpathians related to the Lviv railway, which was opened to traffic in May 2018. This is the most important section of the route, through which about 60% of freight traffic between Ukraine and the EU countries passes.