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    Sleeping cars modernised


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznycia has unveiled two 18-berth sleeping cars which have been modernised at the Kakhovka workshops to extend the life of the 28 year old vehicles by a further 14 years. The modernisation costing 11∙5m hryvnia per car included mechanical overhaul, renewal of electrical ...

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    HHLA launches Ukrainian container train operator


    UKRAINE: Hamburger Hafen & Logistik has established Ukrainian Intermodal Co to offer container transport by rail from the port of Odesa to inland destinations.

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    EffiShunter 1600 broad gauge fleet expands


    UKRAINE: Czech manufacturer CZ Loko has unveiled the first of four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives which were ordered by steelmaker ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in July 2019. The 123-tonne centre-cab locomotives are heavily rebuilt from ČKD-built CME3 locos, have 1 000 kW ...

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    Lviv opts for local manufacturer’s trams


    UKRAINE: Local manufacturer Electron Concern signed a contract to supply 10 low-floor trams to the city of Lviv on September 2. This follows an international tender supported by the European Investment Bank’s urban public transport programme for Ukraine. The five-section metre-gauge trams costing €1·2m each ...

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    CRRC wins Kharkiv metro train contract


    UKRAINE: Chinese manufacturer CRRC Tangshan has been selected as the winner of a contract to supply eight five-car trainsets for the Kharkiv metro. Scheduled for delivery in 2022, the trains will be 96·7 m long and 2 700 mm wide with a maximum speed of 80 ...

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    Ukraine seeks local content in locomotive renewal programme


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia will need funding of 51·2bn hryvnia over six years to modernise its locomotive fleet, according to management board member Frantisek Bures. He said that this programme ‘should always support Ukrainian rolling stock producers’. UZ will need to acquire around 135 new AC ...

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    DB to support Ukrainian rail reform


    UKRAINE: The Ministry of Infrastructure has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deutsche Bahn covering co-operation in the transport sector and the development of national railway Ukrzaliznytsia.

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    EBRD urban transport programme finances Poltava trolleybus order


    UKRAINE: Poltava transport operator Poltavaelectroavtotrans has awarded Bogdan Motors an €8m contract to supply 40 trolleybuses by the end of 2020, financed using the first loan to be finalised under the European Bank for Reconstruction Development’s €250m Ukraine Public Transport Framework II programme. The ...


    Made in Ukraine DMU enters service on Kyiv airport route


    UKRAINE: The first DPKr-3 diesel multiple-unit built by KVSZ has entered passenger service on the route linking Kyiv’s main station with Boryspil International Airport. This follows testing undertaken between Ternopil, Kyiv and Kremenchug to obtain type approval for the domestically-developed trainset. ...

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    Ukraine announces private freight haulage pilot project


    UKRAINE: The cabinet has approved plans for a pilot project which would allow private sector companies to haul freight trains on selected sections of the national network. On December 4 Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krikli said this could help address a shortage of locomotives at national ...

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    Lviv takes delivery of trolleybuses


    UKRAINE: Lviv has taken delivery of the first 10 of 50 trolleybuses that Electron is supplying under an order placed this year. The low-floor vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning, CCTV, GPS, USB sockets and wi-fi. The stainless steel bodies are lined with aluminium-composite panels. The ...

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    Ukrainian Railways considers fleet modernisation options


    UKRAINE: National railway UZ is negotiating with manufacturers for the purchase of main line electric locomotives to replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet, including VL8 locomotives first produced in 1955. On October 17 Chairman Yevgen Kravtsov met a French delegation led by Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari to ...

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    First Odyssey-Max tram unveiled


    Photo: Alexander Velmozhko UKRAINE: Odesa tram operator Odesmiskelektrotrans presented a three-section version of an Odyssey-branded tram on September 17. Branded Odyssey-Max, the 30 m long unidirectional vehicle comprises three sections, of which the central section has a low floor. It has capacity for 250 passengers ...

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    EBRD backs grain transport modernisation in Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Agricultural produce merchant Louis Dreyfus Co is to establish a wagon logistics business with a fleet of up to 1 000 grain hoppers, backed by an US$35m EBRD loan. The bank said this would help to increase competition and market efficiency in the country, which ...

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    Ukrainian railway reform legislation introduced


    UKRAINE: Bills for the reform of the railway and inland waterway sectors were introduced to parliament on September 6. The proposed changes follow on from Ukraine’s 2017 Association Agreement with the European Union. ‘These bills present a European model for the rail and inland waterway market’, ...

  • ArcelorMittal has awarded CZ Loko a contract to supply four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives for its Kryvyi Rih steelworks.

    Steelmaker orders broad gauge EffiShunter locos


    UKRAINE: ArcelorMittal has awarded Czech manufacturer CZ Loko a contract to supply four 1 520 mm gauge EffiShunter 1600 Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives for heavy shunting at its Kryvyi Rih steelworks. The order is being financed by OTP Leasing, with delivery scheduled for the second half of 2020. The locos ...

  • Bogdan is supplying 57 T701.17 trolleybuses to Kharkiv.
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    Bogdan trolleybuses enter service in Kharkiv


    UKRAINE: The first two of 57 trolleybuses that Bogdan is supplying to Kharkiv have started revenue operations in the city. The 354·5m hryvnia purchase is partly financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development. The contract includes spare parts and maintenance equipment. ...

  • Tracklaying is underway on the railway which Russia is building to the eastern end of the Crimean peninsula.

    First track laid on Crimean railway bridge


    EUROPE: Tracklaying is underway on the railway which Russia is building to link the mainland to the eastern end of the Crimean peninsula, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014. A bridge across the Kerch Strait has been proposed for many years. Following the annexation, the Russian government awarded Stroygazmontazh ...

  • Leo Express is to increase its weekends-only Praha – Kraków open access rail service to run daily between June 28 and September 2.

    Leo Express looks to Ukraine as Polish service increased


    EUROPE: Czech rail and coach operator Leo Express is to increase its weekends-only Praha – Kraków open access rail service to run daily between June 28 and September 2, with a connecting coach link to Lviv in Ukraine. ‘People in Poland love Leo Express’, said CEO Peter Köhler on May ...

  • ZSSK and UZ have agreed to launch a through passenger service between Košice and Mukachevo.

    Slovakia – Ukraine passenger service to launch in June


    EUROPE: Slovakian national operator ZSSK and its Ukrainian counterpart UZ have agreed to launch a through passenger service on June 9 on the 146 km route between Košice and Mukachevo via the Čierna nad Tisou/Chop border crossing. This follows a trial train which ran on April 2. Services are expected ...