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[Ukraine Railways flag] image by Zachary Harden, 13 November 2022

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Description of the flag

There is a new logo used by the main company, first used in Sept 2018 if Facebook is to be believed: With the logo change, there are new flags used by the company.

The main flag is blue in color with the name and logo in white.

A formal flag, same design as above:

The same flag as above, but the colors are reversed:

A light blue flag with just the logo in the center:

Zachary Harden, 10 October 2022

Earlier flag

[Ukraine Railways flag] Randy Young, 20 Feb 2016

The flag of the Ukrainian Railways is a horizontal blue flag with the logo UZ (УЗ in Ukrainian) in gold in the middle, surrounded by 7 golden stars (probably for each of its main Branches which were 6, plus an additional one for heritage or lineage reasons) as seen here and here. (source)

Its current formal name is The State Administration of Railway Transport of Ukraine, more commonly PJSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" (Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railways”) (coloquially known Ukrzaliznytsia, Ukrainian: Укрзалізниця, after its effective unification of its branches on December 1, 2015). The full incorporation of all the other companies should be by 2020. Some of the other companies (21 in total) in this public conglomerate are of a wide variety of ranges, from IT, to repair shops, concrete plants, logistics, etc.

The railways were split by Decree No. 356 of December 14, 1991 by the Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) into six territorial railway companies (semi independent), each having their own directorates, located in the following cities:

Esteban Rivera, 20 Feb 2016

Donetsk Railways (Донецька залізниця)

Donetsk Railways (below) (abbreviated as DZ) (Ukrainian: Донецька залізниця) is based in Donetsk.

[Donetsk Railways flag] image located by Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015

In this Al Jazeera news report today, there's a video where an unknown flag is shown, being waved by Pro Russian separatists during fighting in Debaltseve.
Esteban Rivera, 19 February 2015

The text is indeed in Cyrillic script, and states "Debaltseve". By the way, both Russian and Ukrainian use Cyrillic script. Debaltseve is the Ukrainian name of the town, in Russian it is Debaltsevo. The logo is a monochrome version of that of the Donetsk Railways logo, combining its Ukrainian initials DZ (in Cyrillic: Д3). On Wikipedia you can see a blue-and-yellow version of the logo.
Jeroen van Leeuwen, 13 January 2016

The Donetsk Railway was established on May 15, 1953, between the merger of the North and South Donetsk Railways, but it traces its origins as far back as January 5, 1870 when the first railway in the Region was established. Sources: On the Road and Our History.
Esteban Rivera, 16 January 2016  

Lviv Railways (Львівська залізниця)

[Lviv Railways flag] Randy Young, 20 Feb 2016

Lviv Railways (abbreviated as LZ) (Ukrainian: Львівська залізниця), based in Lviv The flag is a horizontal blue flag with the number 1861 and an old locomotive inside the wings, as part of the logo ) in yellow outline, as seen here: here. (source:) (the original source for the image is: here).

Lviv Railways is a territorial branch company of Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) headquartered in Lviv. It traces its roots back to the first railway line built in the current territory of Ukraine, (which) was the Przemyśl - Lviv line, which was part of the connection from Kraków. The line was constructed by k.k. priv. Galizische Carl Ludwig-Bahn which later became nationalised by the Imperial (Royal) Austrian State Railways It was built in 1861 under the initiative of Leon Sapieha, and was 98 kilometres long.
Esteban Rivera, 20 Feb 2016

Odessa Railways

[Odessa Railways flag] image located by Zachary Harden, 10 October 2022

The flag for Odessa Railways is their logo in yellow on a blue background. The name of the company is below in Ukrainian in an arch.
Zachary Harden, 10 October 2022

Southwestern Railways

[Southwestern Railways flag] image located by Zachary Harden, 10 October 2022

The Southwestern Railways flag can be seen at
Zachary Harden, 10 October 2022