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And you thought your commute was bad! Passengers travelling on Ukrainian train have to get out and push it breaks down

  • Passengers made to get out and push the train after it failed to restated 
  • The train broke down at the Kvasy station in western Ukraine Zakarpattia Oblast
  • Passengers did manage to get the train moving again but very slow progress

A train driver was filmed asking his passengers to get out and push the locomotive after it broke down at a station.

One witness filmed the strange sight at Kvasy station in western Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast, as passengers tried their best to get the convoy moving.

The driver was hoping to restart both the diesel engines by giving the heavy train a rolling start.

The passengers pushing the train did in fact manage to get it moving, although very slowly.

The unnamed man filming shouts at the people pushing the train: 'Cheap labour force.'

Both the trains engines failed to restart after it broke down in Kvasy. 

Despite their best efforts, it remains unclear whether the train was able to restart or not.

Netizen 'ZLOIVOVAN' said: 'First class passengers are still sitting on their seats, second class passengers are walking next to the train, while the third class passengers are the ones pushing it.'

A report on the state of Ukraine's railways has found that they are at breaking point. An estimated 93 per cent of electric trains and 99.8 per cent of diesel trains are reported to be in need of repair.  

One witness filmed the strange sight at Kvasy station in western Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast, as passengers tried their best to get the convoy moving
A report on the state of Ukraine's railways has found that they are at breaking point. An estimated 93 per cent of electric trains and 99.8 per cent of diesel trains are reported to be in need of repair

One witness filmed the strange sight at Kvasy station in western Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast, as passengers tried their best to get the convoy moving

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