The Ukrainian railways have a total length of more than 23,000 km (14,000 miles). A railway map of Ukraine, detailed and available on the Internet, gives quite a complete picture of the country’s railway system that occupies:
- 13th place in the world for the total rail line length
- 6th place in the world in terms of railway passenger traffic
- 7th place in the world in terms of railway freight traffic
Train Stations, Way Stations, Railway Platforms
The railway map of Ukraine with way stations includes the names of almost all 1700 stations and platforms. The train stations marked on the map have five categories, depending on their total capacity. Besides, the railway map shows goods and classification yards, way stations, railway platforms, meeting points, and even milestones.
The state-owned Ukrainian Railways PJSC has six divisions:
- Southwestern Railway (Kyiv)
- Lviv Railway (Lviv)
- Cisdnieper Railway (Dnipro)
- Donetsk Railway (Liman)
- Southern Railway (Kharkiv)
- Odessa Railway (Odessa)
On the railway map of Ukraine, the territories served by each of the companies are highlighted in a particular color. Regional railways, in turn, are divided into several (usually four or five) administrations.
The Railway Map of Ukraine: History and the Present
The railway map of Ukraine also provides a representation of the railway traffic intensity, once historically formed in the country. In the east of Ukraine — a traditional mining and industrial region — the railway network has the highest density, while in the more agrarian north — the lowest.
Ukrainian railways are connected to the railway networks of all the neighboring countries: Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania, and Slovakia. The map shows the Beskidy Tunnel in the Carpathian Mountains, belonging to the Lviv Railway, that was opened in May 2018. This is the most important route section, which ensures about 60% of freight traffic between Ukraine and the EU countries.