11:19 30.11.2015

Ukrzaliznytsia plans to toughen control over fare evasion

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Ukrzaliznytsia plans to toughen control over fare evasion

Public joint-stock company Ukrzaliznytsia plans to toughen control over fare evasion by citizens on trains, Acting Deputy Director General of Ukrzaliznytsia Ihor Breus said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

"Passengers should buy tickets. Today they do not buy tickets getting into cahoots with ticket inspectors paying the halved price of the ticket to them. We plan to toughen control over inspectors. If persons abuses office, they should not work. This concerns train crews and ticket inspectors in suburban trains. If they transport passengers without tickets, they cause damage to the state and the company," he said.

Breus also said that in 2015 Ukrzaliznytsia dismissed over 300 employees for allowing passengers travelling without tickets.

Commenting on the problem of the absence of ticket offices at many suburban stations, few tickets are sold via these ticket offices and usually passengers get suburban trains, not buying tickets at ticket offices.

Asked about the frauds in the ticket offices that sell tickets for long-haul trains, he said that the share of these infringements is 0.01% of total sales.

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