The number of services operated by Hyundai-Rotem HRCS2 emus on the 491km Kiev – Poltava – Kharkov line will be increased from two to three trains per day, while one of the two daily HRCS2 services between Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk will be extended to Zaporozhie. The trains will also operate a new daily service between Dnepropetrovsk and Simferopol, with a journey time of 4h 55min for the 482km trip.

In addition, UZ will introduce its Skoda EJ675 double-deck emus on the Donetsk – Simferopol and Kharkov – Simferopol lines with a single daily return service on each route.