Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) and Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag signed a memorandum of cooperation on the modernisation of Ukraine’s traction rolling stock, on the 17th of August. According to the document, the two parties agreed to study the possibility of building traction rolling stock and the implementation of solutions for locomotives modernization, the specific tasks will be performed under separate contracts. The next cooperation step will be the consultation of technical experts.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to invest in rolling stock and has recently signed memoranda with leading rolling stock manufacturers.
“We study all the proposals in order to maximize our objectivity when selecting a partner which will provide the most economically and technically advantageous offer”, said Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun. One of the main requirements for the future partner is the willingness to use modern technology in domestic production facilities.