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Ukrzaliznytsia to invest UAH 108 bln in renewing rolling stock fleet

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has approved a UAH 108 bln development strategy for the its rolling stock fleet. As part of the five-year strategy, 96,000 railcars will be modernised, of which 9,000 freight wagons during next year. According to Alexander Paraschiy, Head of Research at Concorde Capital, a local consultancy company, Ukrzaliznytsia always had ambitious …

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Lviv completes new fast tram line and introduces e-ticket system

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The Western Ukrainian city of Lviv will celebrate a big step forward in the modernisation of its public transport with the completion of a fast tram line and the inauguration of a state-of-the-art e-ticket system. The new line – supported with a €6 million loan by the EBRD and a …

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Ukrzaliznytsia and KVSZ to cooperate on rolling stock production

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Krukov Wagon Works (KVSZ) and Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the areas of rolling stock production and modernization. The MoU provides for cooperation in the modernisation of freight wagons, interregional and suburban electric and diesel trains. The parties also intend to produce new passenger and freight rolling …

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Ukrainian Railways signs MoU with Siemens and Pesa Bydgoszcz

Ukrainian Railways signs MoU with Siemens and Pesa Bydgoszcz

Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) signed memoranda of understanding for cooperation with Siemens and Pesa Bydgoszcz (Poland), on the 20th of September at InnoTrans (Berlin). Ukrzaliznytsia  aims to expand the range of its international partners in the field of railway infrastructure modernization,  railway equipment and rolling stock, in order to make possible the introduction of European standards and high …

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Newag to modernise Ukrainian Railways’ locomotive fleet

Newag to modernise Ukrainian Railways' locomotive fleet

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 …

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Kharkiv Metro purchases KVSZ-built metro cars

Kharkiv Metro purchases KVSZ-built metro cars

Ukraine: Kharkiv Metro has signed a UAH 198.96 million (EUR 7.2 million) agreement with Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works (KVSZ)  for the supply of five metro cars. KVSZ is expected to deliver the metro cars, of which two front metrocars series 81-7036 and three intermediate metro cars series 81-7037) before the end of this year.  According to, ProZorro, the public …

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Bombardier Transportation and Ukrainian Railways sign MoU

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Bombardier Transportation and Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the creation of joint industrial activities in Ukraine. Both parties agree to work closely together to define the best possible way to rapidly and cost-efficiently upgrade Ukrainian Railways’ locomotive fleet. The agreement was signed in …

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Ukrainian Railways to be corporatised, not privatised

Ukrainian Railways to be corporatised, not privatised

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed on the 22nd of June a law on amendments to the law of Ukraine’s list of state-owned organisations that are not subject to privatization and which bans the privatization of Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia). The Ministry of Infrastructure has requested Ukrzaliznytsia’s assets should be considered of strategic national importance, in particular public railway lines, railway …

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EUR 60 million KWf loan for modernising Ukraine’s locomotive fleet

EUR 60 million KWf loan for modernising Ukraine's locomotive fleet

KfW Development Bank plans to approve next week the second individual loan agreement of EUR 300 million, as part of the  framework agreement for loans worth up to EUR 500 million signed by the German Federal Government and the Ukrainian state in 2015.  “The funding could be allocated by the end of this year”,  said Gennady Zubko, Vice …

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Kharkiv metro rolling stock modernisation contract signed

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Ukraine: Kharkiv Metro has signed a UAH 727 million contract (EUR 25.6 million) with Vago-Rev for the modernisation and repair of its rolling stock fleet. Vago-Rev will replace the worn-out equipment, extending metro cars’ service life by 20 years. The 5-car trains sets include two front cars, two intermediate cars and one non-powered car. The fleet of Kharkiv Metro …

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