Ukrzaliznytsia Needs Complete Replacement of Passenger Rolling Stock
OREANDA-NEWS. February 03, 2012. Ukrzaliznytsia needs complete replacement of rolling stock, as the depreciation of passenger rolling stock is 85.6%.
This was started by vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Infrastructure Borys Kolesnikov during a press conference which was held in Kyiv on 31 January 2012. According to him 3,666 cars (52.2%) inventory an inventory park of passenger cars exceeded the lifetime (28 years). Overall inventory park of Railways consists of 7,025 passenger cars, which each year is reduced by an average of 200 cars.
"We will attract investment to upgrade rolling stock for next 5 years ", - Borys Kolesnikov said.
According to Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Infrastructure, with attraction high-speed passenger trains, reducing travel time and increasing the number of runs, the Railway will require less than at present rolling stock.
Recall that in general for last year it was carried 427 million passengers, including in the far traffic - 64.1 million. Losses from passenger operations in 2011 are expected 6.6 billion UAH including suburban - 3.2 billion UAH, mainly for transportation of privileged groups.