Before the end of this year Uzbekistan Railways plans to purchase another ten O’ZEL electric locomotives, produced by consortium CNRLDC (PRC) and Japanese Toshiba, according to the specifications Uzbek railway experts. The acquisition is part of the project “Uzbekistan Railways locomotive fleet renewal” which provides for more than 20 O’ZEL freight locomotives with participation of China’s Exim Bank.
Uzbekistan Railways locomotive fleet includes 100 electric units, 242 linehaul and 258 shunting locomotives. Additionally, 75 electric locomotives, 128 linehaul locomotives and 176 shunting locomotives are in operation.
As a result of the locomotive fleet renewal project the number of new locomotives in Uzbekistan Railways park has reached 38 units.