The State Railway Administration of Ukraine (Ukrzaliznytsia) has from February 12 , 2014 temporarily been using locomotive-hauled passenger trains on the routes where Intercity + trains run.
“Due to the temporarily replacement of this tier of the rolling stock, passengers who bought tickets for Intercity + trains will receive the difference in the cost of the tickets if passengers use the ticket. If passengers refuse to use the ticket, the funds will be returned in full. Passengers are to contact the ticket offices at railway stations [for refunds]”, Ukrzaliznytsia representatives said.
Out of the total number of 5236 Intercity + passengers, 2935 will have their ticket money returned in full.
Нyundai Rotem trains are serviced under warranty of the manufacturer for the first two years of their operation. If malfunctions are detected, the manufacturer will repair them using its own funds. Other locomotive-hauled trains will carry passengers on the routes. There are ten Intercity + trains made by Hyundai Rotem run in Ukraine: from Kyiv to Lviv, Donetsk, Zaporizhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv.
Sources* interfax.com.ua; Ukrzaliznytsia