The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) will buy 38 passenger cars in 2017, including 11 passenger cars with transformable furniture, which allows a railcar to be transformed into a compartment with six seats or a compartment with four sleeping berths. This was announced by Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Wojciech Balczun.
"We contracted to buy 38 passenger cars in 2017, including 11 transformer railcars. The manufacturer is promising to deliver the first six in September," Balczun wrote on his Facebook page.
Ukrzaliznytsia bought 13 transformer railcars last year. According to Balczun, this rolling stock allows a 27% increase in the number of seats available on daytime trains compared to night trains.
Transformer railcars began operating on two trains on the Kyiv - Ivano-Frankivsk route in January and February. As of June 25, these railcars had transported 58,900 passengers on night trains and 64,800 passengers on daytime trains.