State Railways Administration Ukrzaliznytsia is planning to introduce e-tickets in 15 more trains by the end of November 2013, Ukrzaliznytsia Deputy Director Pavlo Chekalov has said at a press conference in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
Electronic tickets will be introduced in the following trains: Luhansk-Kyiv, Mariupol-Kyiv, Uzhgorod-Kyiv, Kovel-Kyiv, Kharkiv-Lviv, Kharkiv-Simferopol, Simferopol-Kyiv, Zaporizhia-Kyiv, Zaporizhia-Lviv and others.
According to Chekalov, from July 1, 2014 all students will be able to purchase tickets through the Internet in view of their benefits.
In addition, Ukrzaliznytsia is now working on providing passengers with the possibility of buying tickets at all ticket offices using payment cards (MasterCard, Visa).
Earlier, Ukrzaliznytsia introduced electronic tickets for Intercity + trains and in nine night trains. By the end of the year e-tickets will be valid in 80 trains.
According to statistics, given by Chekalov, in 2012 over 2 million e- tickets were sold, and since the beginning of 2013 - about 3.9 million.