Ukrzaliznytsia Implementing Major Program Involving Installation Of Equipment For Cooling And Heating Trains

11 July 2017 17:16

The Ukrainian Railways public joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) is continuing work on restoration and replacement of air conditioning and heating equipment to enable it to deliver cooled trains to platforms in the summer and deliver heated trains in the winter.

As Ukrzaliznytsia told the CFTS portal, 120 380-volt power supply units for air conditioning were put into operation at the following train stations in 2017: Mariupol (15 units), Kostiantynivka (15 units), Chernivtsi (15 units), Kovel (14 units), Dnipro (20 units), Kryvyi Rih (18 units), Zaporizhia-1 (7), Poltava (5), Sumy (3), and Kharkiv-Passenger (8).

In addition, 479 380-volt power supply units are being installed at the train stations Odesa-Main (45), Odesa-Zastava I (45), Odesa-Tovarna (30), Mykolaiv (27), Kherson (11), and Kyiv-Passenger Technical (321).

Furthermore, the specifications for installation of 65 380-volt power supply units for air conditioning and seven 3000-volt units for heating passenger cars at the Kyiv-Moskovskyi train station is being drafted.

In total, according to Ukrzaliznytsia, 805 380-volt external power supply units for air conditioning (684 new and 121 refurbished) and 41 3000-volt power units for heating passenger cars (37 new and 4 refurbished) will be in operation in 2017.

Currently, 122 passenger trains made up of 1,168 wagons with air conditioning systems and 2,313 wagons with electrical heating system are in operation.

The installation and restoration of power supply and air conditioning units began in September 2016, according to Ukrzaliznytsia. 

Last year, 20 new 380-volt power supply units for air conditioning were installed and launched into operation at the Kharkiv-Sortirovochny train station. In addition, 30 such new units have been installed at the Mariupol and Kostiantynivka train stations, but they have not yet been launched into operation.

Four new 3000-volt power supply units for heating passenger wagons were installed and launched into operation at the Kharkiv-Sortirovochny station. Eleven such units have already been installed at the Kyiv-Passenger Technical Station, but they have not yet been commissioned.

In addition, 121 380-volt power supply units for air conditioning have been restored to operation at the following stations: Kherson (12 units), Mykolaiv-Cargo (44), Cherkasy (7), Kremenchuk (5), Uzhhorod (20), and Ivano-Frankivsk (33). Four 3000-volt power units for heating passenger cars have been restored to operation at the Odesa-Main train station.