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31.01.2020

The Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii inspected the quality of passenger wagons repair

Vladyslav Kryklii personally checked the capital and depot passenger wagons repair. On January 30 the Minister inspected Kyiv – Solotvyno – Odesa – Rakhiv compartments and third-class cars.

Vladyslav Kryklii stated that the aim of the inspection is to investigate the railway rolling stock repair specifications and to increase the level of passenger transportation. “Recently UZ has had good financial results. They can be transformed into descent service of high quality. We will rapidly work to make people feel positive changes in the passenger transportation sector,” said the Minister.

While inspecting the train No. 26 Odesa – Rakhiv third-class wagon, Vladyslav Kryklii suggested buying better matrasses, improving some elements of the wagon construction. Capital repair of this wagon was conducted at the end of December 2019.

Thus, now in the wagon there is upholstered furniture, modern double-glazed units instead of wooden windows, windows panes with a heater in the wagon. In addition, back welding repair and painting was conducted. Heating boilers and immersion heaters were replaced with the new ones.

Apart from that, the floor of the wagon was renovated with the help of mineral cotton, new fireproof plywood, and transport linoleum. The floor in the bathroom was removed to install fiberglass one, silks have been changed as well. The total amount of capital repair is over UAH 1.3 million.

In 2020, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to conduct capital repairs of 600 passenger wagons and to renovate 1500 wagons in its own depots. The capital repair of the wagon must be made every 5 years and requires millions of investments. According to the law, the purchase of new passenger rolling stock should be financed from the state budget. However, to date, the company has been repairing and buying passenger rolling stock for its own account only.

The Minister also paid attention to the company’s financial processes. “We need to find balance between internal funding and funding from the state budget. We are currently working on it,” claimed Vladyslav Kryklii.